News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : Last days to see the historic replica ship, the Duyfken
Last days to see the historic replica ship, the Duyfken

'Duyfken - last days'    .

If you had an Australian school life you no doubt will have learned of Dutch sailor and explorer Captain Willem Janszoon who, long before Captain Cook's arrival - in 1606 - charted the western coastline of Cape York Peninsula. If you're anywhere within reach of Sydney your time is running out to walk on board the beautiful replica of his ship, the Duyfken (Little Dove).

When you climb aboard Duyfken at the Australian National Maritime Museum you really do go back in time as you walk the decks, smell tarred hemp and oiled oak and admire the beautiful hand carved decorations. Below deck you can explore the hold where the precious cargo of spices was carried, enter the Captain’s cabin complete with a replica of his journal and arms collection and see the sailors’ mess where they ate and slept.

The original Duyfken landed on Cape York Peninsula (Qld) on a visit from the Spice Islands – today’s Indonesia, and his very early foray along the unknown coastline of Australia will remain in history as one of Australia's first contacts with the Western world.

The Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation formed in 1995 to plan and build the ship in Fremantle, WA. No plans existed for ships of this period so the Australian team produced their own plans based on extensive research.

Duyfken, which has been a special guest of the museum while HMB Endeavour is sailing around Australia, must close to the public on 19 March. After leaving the museum the ship will head to Brisbane for a refit before continuing on to Fremantle, WA.

National Maritime Museum -  Australian National Maritime Museum  
The Australian National Maritime Museum, at Darling Harbour, is open daily from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. Entry to Duyfken is included in the museum’s Big Ticket which is $25 for adults, $10 for children or $60 for a family. All inquiries phone (02) 9298 3777 or visit www.anmm.gov.au.


by Jude Timms/Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94861

11:52 PM Tue 13 Mar 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

21 Feb 2012  Be there if you can: Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, 24-27 May
07 Jan 2012  London Boat Show's curious opening
06 Jan 2012  RYA Volvo Dinghy Show - Tickets now on sale
01 Jan 2012  London Boat Show - the glamour, the glitz and so many boats...
26 Dec 2011  Sailing women head for February convention
14 Dec 2011  Lake Como Italy for Vintage Yachting Games in 2012
14 Sep 2011  Sandringham Yacht Club celebrates starting its second hundred years
04 Sep 2011  The Breathtaking windjammers celebrate in Camden, Maine
09 Jul 2011  Better Boating Lounge stage at the Sydney Boat Show- Who's appearing
05 Jul 2011  Biggest Tall Ship party for 2011 - in Waterford, Ireland






Cruising USA

A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,










Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,


World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin by World Cruising Club,






Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,








Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,


From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel by National Coastwatch,


Positive news for cruising boats in Greece by The Cruising Association,




















Risks to penguin populations continues by British Antarctic Survey,




Follow these tips when anchoring by Alex and Daria Blackwell,


Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady by Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong,


North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south
If all else fails read the instructions!!
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts
Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure
Blue Planet Odyssey - Jimmy Cornell playing catch up on North West Pa
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia
Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions.
Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water   
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature   
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - New location and attractions   
Long Island waters could become more taxing this summer   
4.8 million Legos all at sea   
Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast *Feature   
Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows   
Sail-World 2.0 - the Beta version- Please take a look   
Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases   
World ARC heading out of the Pacific   
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt   
Desolation Sound added to Salish Sea Pilot free cruising guides   
Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors   
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature   
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!   
Sail-World Cruising Founding Editor Nancy Knudsen says farewell   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT