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Convict Ships

Posted in Historical Ships on 05/03/2020
For many people, Australians included, the history of Australia is one that isn’t necessarily well-known. Despite being one of the most powerful English-speaking nations in the world, Australia is still a relatively new country. Compared to many countries that it now completely outstrips in terms of international prestige; Australia is very much a young nation. How, though, did things get started here? Given the landscape of Australia, it’s no surprise that Australian history begins after…

The Boonah Tragedy Of 1918

Posted in Historical Ships on 02/02/2020
The HMAT Boonah was a German ship that was built in the early part of the 20th century i.e. 1912 to be exact. It was built for the Australian trade which is why it was also known as the Melbourne. In 1914, the ship was renamed to Boonah after it was caught by the Commonwealth Government. The ship suffered a lot of tragedies when it reached Australia. Woodman Point was the main centre where the…

The Great Race of Cutty Sark and Thermopylae

Posted in Historical Ships on 29/10/2019
Whenever we talk about racing clippers, the two most famous names that come to mind are Cutty Sark and Thermopylae. They were designed to appear almost the same; hence, no one could decide which of them was the finest in terms of build quality. History reveals that both these clippers were designed as rivals to each other; just a little material variation is the main comparative point between them. There is no doubt to say…
HMB Endeavour ship - James Cook

The Facts About James Cook and His Greatest Voyage on HMB Endeavour

Posted in Historical Ships on 26/09/2019
James Cook, a famous British Naval Captain, was born on 27th October 1729 at Yorkshire, England. He is better known as an explorer and navigator who sailed along the coasts of Canada for many years ranging from 1763 to 1767. History reveals that he conducted three journeys to the Pacific Ocean in different years; the first one was completed between 1768 to 1771; whereas second and third expeditions were completed between 1772 to 1775 and…