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Wooden Boat Festival


  • Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Join us in Hobart, the home of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival - a spectacular four day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship, which is the biggest maritime event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Held every two years, the Festival brings together over 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes will congregate on the city's historic waterfront. 

This amazing scene of colour and activity provides the perfect setting for an extensive program of dockside entertainment, music, demonstrations, and displays. Opening with the wonderful Parade of Sail on Friday, there is action aplenty on the water throughout the weekend.

The unique event also features a taste of Tasmania's best food and beverages. From model boat sailing to clambering around a tall ship; from watching shipwrights at work to cheering on the community boat building teams; there is just so much to see and do!



Museum of New Zealand: Te Papa Tongarewa

Adres: 55 Cable StWellington 6011Nieuw-Zeeland
Telefoonnummer: +64 4-381 7000

Pictures Te Papa Museum - New Zealand



TASMANIA - Tasman Fountain, Hobart, Tasmania, 1988, Stephen Walker





From the Netherlands to Australia: Dutch Tall Ships

A unique voyage of three Dutch Tall Ships: 'Oosterschelde', 'Europa' and 'Tecla' In September 2012 the Europa will depart the Netherlands and sail South to Antarctica.

In the wake of Dutch explorers such as Cornelis de Houtman, Abel Tasman and Van Diemen, these two well-known Dutch Tall Ships relive ancient times again. This voyage brings all three ships to Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and on to Perth. Then, course will be set for Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. In Hobart a race is organized, ending in Sydney.

On October 4th, 2013, the ships will represent the Netherlands during the International Fleet Review of the Australian Navy, commemorating the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy into Sydney. A Tall Ships' Race is next on the program from Sydney to Auckland. After completing this race, the 'Europa' and 'Oosterschelde' start preparations for their long journey around Cape Horn late November 2013, the Falkland Islands and on to Antarctica. After this expedition, 'Oosterschelde' will sail North, back home to the Netherlands and 'Europa' continues on more Antarctic expeditions.

Do you want to join the 'Oosterschelde' or 'Europa' or 'Tecla' on this unique voyage? For more informatie, see: http://www.dutchtallships.com/

Dates Dutch Tall Ships in Australia: Perth: 24-30 July 2013 and 10-27 August 2013 Melbourne: 9-14 September 2013 Hobart: 21-25 September 2013 Sydney: 4-11 October 2013


Canberra: Symposium on Dutch-Australian Cultural Heritage 1 November 2012, National Library of Australia, Canberra

We have the pleasure to invite you to 'Footprints as Stepping Stones: Kick-off Dutch-Australian Cultural Heritage Celebrations 2016' a cultural heritage symposium on the upcoming Dutch-Australian cultural heritage celebrations, in particular the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog in Western Australia (1616-2016).

The symposium comprises dynamic Workshops and a Round Table event. Invited participants include representatives of the so-called GLAMS (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums), cultural heritage experts, government representatives and companies.

From 6 pm the general public is invited to attend a keynote lecture by Peter van Onselen. Van Onselen - author, academic (University of Western Australia) and political commentator (The Australian and Sky News), of Dutch descent - will talk about the unique ties between Australia and the Netherlands from an Australian perspective, drawing on his personal experiences. The lecture will be followed by a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Australia, H.E. Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok.