Over 100 years ago Australia’s first submarine disappeared while on patrol near New Guinea. This exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, along with rare archival footage of the Navy during WWI, tells the story. Fun activities for children include designing a war medal and creating a war ship disguise.
The exhibition draws on the personal accounts of Navy servicemen – through diaries, mementoes, ship logs and letters– to tell incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice while at sea, patrolling, blockading and escorting troopships. Activities include creating a ‘dazzle’ to disguise a war ship and designing a war medal.
Runs all throughout May, continuing until the 23rd of August. Please visit the museum website for opening hours as dates and times may vary.
Contact: Unley Museum
Bookings required for groups only
Further details: http://historyfestival.sa.gov.au/content/war-sea-navy-wwi