|The Queensland Maritime Museum was founded in 1971 and is run by a self-funded voluntary Association. It is situated on the banks of the Brisbane River at the southern end of South Bank Parklands. The Museum contains extensive collections of historical maritime artifacts, books, documents and photographs.|
|Venue||South Brisbane Dry Dock, Stanley Street, South Brisbane Brisbane, Qld|
|Date||11:00am - 12:30pm Monday 6 August 2012|
|Event Contact||Engineers Australia Queensland Division|
|Contact Phone||07 3226 3003|
About the Maritime Museum
The Museum contains extensive collections of historical maritime artefacts, books, documents and photographs. The collection is displayed to the public in the galleries and grounds of the Museum under the broad headings of Navigation, Lighthouses, Ship Models, Marine Engines, Vessels, and the Dry Dock.
In 1969 a Queensland branch of the World Ship Society was formed. Those who joined had an interest in both shipping and maritime history. The members were asked to assist in showing maritime historical artefacts as part of Navy week.
As a result of the interest shown in the display, and realising the scope of historic artefacts in Brisbane, it was decided to form a steering committee to investigate the possibility of establishing a maritime museum in Brisbane. The Queensland Museum advised that it was responsible for all government museums under the Museums Act, but had no plans for establishing a maritime museum.
It was decided to call a meeting of interested persons and as a result of this meeting a decision was made to form an organization to establish a maritime museum with agreed Memorandum of Association stating that it shall be run by volunteers for the preservation and display of historical artefacts for the benefit of the public.
The Museum collection and displays continue to increase steadily each year. The work by the dedicated group of volunteers and members in restoring items goes on, with new items coming on display regularly.
The museum is run by the Queensland Maritime Museum Association, which is governed by an elected Board consisting of a Chairman and eight Directors (5 Internal and 4 Invited). The Queensland Maritime Museum is a self-funded organization.
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