© Commonwealth of Australia 2001

ISSN 1034-5019

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Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) at Darling Harbour, Sydney, opens 9.30 am-5.00 pm every day. (Open 9.30 am-6.00 pm January). Closed 25 December.

Entry at 30 June 2001 (adult, child/concession, family):
Museum Ticket $10/$6/$25
Navy Ticket $14/$7/$30
James Craig Ticket $14/$7/$30

Executive, Commercial & Visitor Services, Building Services:
2 Murray Street Darling Harbour NSW

Vaughan Evans Library, Curators, Registration, Conservation, Design, Volunteers & ANMM Administration, Sydney Heritage Fleet, HM Bark Endeavour Foundation:
Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre, Pyrmont NSW

Fleet Base: Balls Head Drive, Berrys Bay, Waverton NSW

Mailing address GPO Box 5131 Sydney NSW 1042 Australia
Telephone (02) 9298 3777 Facsimile (02) 9298 3780
Web Site (including this Annual Report) http://www.anmm.gov.au

Contact Officer

For enquiries about this Report please contact the editor
telephone (02) 9298 3647 facsimile (02) 9298 3670 email jmellefont@anmm.gov.au
Editor Jeffrey Mellefont ANMM
Photography Andrew Frolows ANMM unless otherwise specified
Graphic Design Lisa Carrington ANMM

Layout & Production Vanda Graphics
Printed in Australia by Halkeas Printing

Chairman’s Message

It gives me great pleasure to present to you, for the last time as Chairman of this truly outstanding institution, the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Annual Report 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001.

It has been a privilege to serve as Chairman of the Museum since 1995, to work with the dedicated Council members, staff and volunteers who have made it such a successful cultural and heritage resource for the nation, and to offer my own commitment.

Since my first appointment to Council 11 years ago the Museum has made impressive achievements as a young institution. The last few years have been simply spectacular, with the development of the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre, the addition of major attractions such as the submarine Onslow and the visit of the great replica Batavia. The Sydney 2000 Olympics brought financial rewards and increased profile.

As I come to the end of my appointment as Chairman, the Museum is planning its 10th birthday celebrations which will be a focus for both past achievements and future challenges. These challenges will include maintaining and improving upon the record levels of visitation and public support with which the Museum entered the new Millennium.
I feel confident that the Museum’s human resources, government, corporate and private support, and its strategic partnerships, will enable it to reach new peaks.

I welcome this opportunity to thank all who have made my tenure as Chariman such a rewarding experience. And I would like to welcome the Museum’s new Chairman, Mark Bethwaite, and wish him as satisfying and stimulating a time in the position as I have enjoyed.

Kay Cottee AO
Chairman

 

 

 

Contents

Vision Statement i
Contact Officer ii
Chairman’s Message iii

Section 1 – Year In Review

Mission Statement 1
Highlights at a Glance 2
Director’s Overview 4
Travelling & Temporary Exhibitions 2000-2001 10

Section 2 – Program Performance Reporting

Key Result Area 1 – Service ........................................................................................................18

Objective & Program Summary
Customer Service, Visitor Amenities, The Store, Visitor
Services, Venue Hire & Catering, Human Resources Summary,
Communications & Information, Building Services

Key Result Area 2 – Products & Programs ..............................................................................22

Objectives & Program Summary
Maritime Heritage, Exhibitions Developments
Exploring Batavia, Performance & Creativity,
USA Gallery, Maritime Archaeology

Key Result Area 3 – Maritime Heritage ....................................................................................28

Objectives & Program Summary
New Acquisitions, Wharf 7, Registration,
Conservation, Fleet Section, Vaughan Evans Library,

Key Result Area 4 – Profile & Image.......................................................................................... 34

Objectives & Program Summary
Marketing & Promotions, Market Research,
3D & Graphic Design, Corporate Support,
Members, Volunteers, The Welcome Wall

Section 3 – Financial Statements

Statement by Council Members 39
Independent Audit Report 40
Statement of Financial Performance 42
Statement of Financial Position 43
Statement of Cash Flows 44
Schedule of Commitments 45
Schedule of Contingencies 46
Notes 47

Section 4 – Appendixes

1   Visitors & Members Programs 2000-2001 67
2   Selected Acquisitions 2000-2001 71
3   Donors to the National Maritime Collection 2000-2001 74
4   ANMM Publications 78
5   Staff Publications 79
6   Staff Conference Papers & Lectures 80
7   Staff Media Appearances 81
8   Staff Professional Appointments 82
9   Staff Overseas Travel 83
10  Sponsors, Patrons & Supporters 84
11  Corporate & Supporting Members 85
12  MMAPSS Grants 2000 87

13  Organisation Chart at 30 June 200114Council Members 2000-2001 88
14  Council Members 2000-2001 89
15  Council Meeting & Committees 2000-2001 91
16  Staffing Overview & Resources 93
17  APS Staff at 30 June 2001 94
18  Volunteers 2000-2001 98
19  Customer Service Charter 100
20  Statutory Information Requirements 101

Effectiveness in managing Human Resources
Industrial Democracy
Occupational Health & Safety
Workplace Diversity
Corporate Governance
Developments in External Security
Reports by the Auditor General
Fraud Control
Consultants
Advertising & Market Research
Freedom of Information
Environmental Performance

21  List of Acts Administered 102
22  Functions & Powers of the Minister 102
23  Functions & Powers of the Museum 102
24  Director’s Statement 103
25  Index 104

Our Mission is:

To focus primarily on people and to strive to make their contacts with the Museum memorable and enjoyable.

To bring to life memories and experiences of Australia’s maritime past and to preserve our maritime heritage for future generations.

To encourage a broad view of maritime history and to promote awareness of contemporary issues through innovative and entertaining programs and products.

To research, acquire, conserve, interpret and present Australia’s maritime heritage. To develop and maintain the National Maritime Collection, to foster traditional skills and to preserve maritime practices

To provide leadership and encouragement to other museums and communities and to represent Australia’s maritime heritage internationally.

Highlights 2000-2001

During Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Games, hosted Dutch, Japanese and International Pentathlon Olympic headquarters, and AusTrade’s Business
Club Australia

Achieved record visitation of 464,188 people and record self-generated revenue of $7.284 million gross

Charted major milestones in the nation’s life with a Centenary of Federation exhibition Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001 and Gold Rush! The Australian Experience

Displayed spectacular facets of Dutch-Australian history: acclaimed replicas of Batavia (1628) and Duyfken (1598), and the famous Hartogh and de Vlamingh pewter plates

Acquired the Saltwater Country collection of 77 Yirrkala bark paintings, a unique artistic expression of indigenous sea-rights

New visitor programs included Cruise Forums tackling environmental and usage issues on Sydney Harbour; interpretive theatre for schools; children’s activity programs Smugglers in Space and Mini Mariners

Built a viewing deck, function facility, an additional retail outlet and amenities on the South Wharf; renovated public and administration foyers and our maritime book and gift outlet, The Store

Mary-Louise Williams appointed Director, and Mark Bethwaite appointed Chairman of Council, by Arts Minister the Hon Peter McGauran MP

Additional public unveilings of panels on the Welcome Wall bring the total of names subscribed to over 9,000

Continued assisting the underwater search for remains of the original Endeavour in Newport, Rhode Island

Public support for the Museum continued to grow, with an all-time record number of 14,160 Members achieved this year

Director’s Overview

A Year to Remember

Australia will long cherish the past year as one of the best ever, with the spectacular success of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

For the Australian National Maritime Museum the period of the 2000 Games stands as the highlight of a year that had many other successes and achievements as well. For us it was a record year, and it’s one that our dedicated staff, volunteers, Members and Council won’t soon forget. And as it ended we said farewell to our Chairman since 1995, Kay Cottee AO, who completes her term in office with our heartfelt thanks for her determined and enthusiastic support.

One unexpected bonus during the Olympic period was to find we were hosting Sydney’s hottest Olympic party spot! This was at Holland Heineken House, the Dutch Olympic Committee’s media and hospitality centre which occupied an imported, made-to-measure two-story marquee covering our entire parking lot. Enthusiastic crowds came to celebrate at the Dutch beer garden on our north wharf, set among pots of tulips beside the towering replica of the 17th-century Dutch East Indiaman Batavia. When the popular Dutch swimmers won gold medals the celebrations went on till 3.00 am.

The Museum had planned and worked long and hard to capitalise on Darling Harbour being the second Olympic sports venue after Homebush Bay. Rather than putting all our resources into special exhibitions to lure Olympic crowds, when it was uncertain how cultural attractions would actually fare during the period, we moved early to lease our major spaces to big Olympic clients. They included AusTrade’s Business Club Australia, showcasing Australian export, the United International Pentathlon Union and the Japanese Olympic Committee.

The result was over 150,000 visitors in those two weeks in September, most of them drawn by our Olympic clients. As well as the financial bonus which helps us to improve our public facilities, lasting benefits include increased visibility at home and overseas and exposure to new markets for both visitors and functions.

Achievement on all Fronts

It wasn’t just the Olympics that achieved our all-time record visitation of 464,188 people for the year and record self-generated revenue of $7.284 million gross – although that certainly helped. We had no less than 15 temporary exhibitions through our galleries in 2000-2001, some of them charting major milestones in the nation’s life. The Centenary of Federation exhibition Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001 offered fascination and drama. Gold Rush! The Australian Experience marked the sesquicentenary of the Australian gold rush as once again our USA Gallery explored the experiences we share with the United States.

The spectacular replica of Batavia, the Dutch East Indiaman wrecked off Western Australia in 1629, continued to draw crowds during its visit from The Netherlands. An associated exhibition about two 17th-century Dutch explorers in Australia reunited the famous Hartogh and de Vlamingh pewter plates. These very important items were lent to us by The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the Western Australian Museum. Then continuing the Dutch theme we hosted a visit by the acclaimed Australian-built replica Duyfken shortly after it re-enacted the first recorded European encounter with Australia in 1606.

Sydney Heritage Fleet’s 19th-century barque James Craig which moors at our Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre got under sail at last, with the successful completion of its epic, 30-year restoration, and was included among our visitor attractions. The Endeavour replica returned to its home port at our wharves, for the Olympic Games period. As the original Duyfken was built in 1598, we have been able to offer our 2000-2001 visitors the unique experience of stepping aboard ships from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries! Not to mention the 20th-century fleet of round-the-world racing yachts of the BT Global Challenge which made the Museum their Sydney base once again.

The wide range of imaginative programs that add activity and interpretive depth to our displays just seems to keep growing. Batavia stimulated a year-long round of events that included spice festivals and banquets, music and musketry. As the Museum’s reputation for these sorts of activities grows, more come our way. We were pleased to welcome the organisers of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses, when they chose the Museum as their venue this year. With the greatest sea story of all, the Odyssey, as the novel’s central motif, the Museum was a great setting for the day of readings and it was my pleasure to welcome a new Bloomsday event, The Ulysses Challenge yacht race.

Stimulating and creative activities for schools saw particular development and innovation.
The success of interpretive museum theatre as a means of adding value to school visits was clear when a specially-commissioned play
The Prospectors, developed for the Gold Rush! exhibition, was booked out and went into extended seasons. And for adults a series of
on-the-water Cruise Forums brought prominent guest speakers to workshop environmental and usage issues on Sydney Harbour.

Again the generous support of sponsors has enabled us to achieve more. To mention a few, the National Council for the Centenary of Federation made possible the Smugglers exhibition, and an associated book. Delta Gold and The Australian Gold Council supported Gold Rush! And through the generous assistance of Stephen Grant of the GrantPirrie Gallery we have been able to make one of our largest and most significant acquisitions ever. This was the Saltwater Country collection of 77 Yirrkala bark paintings, a unique artistic expression of indigenous sea-rights, which we hope to tour to overseas venues.

Reaching Out

As a national organisation the Museum seeks opportunities to foster understanding of the nation’s maritime heritage Australia-wide, providing leadership and assistance. Some of these activities have contributed to ANMM’s international profile as well.

Travelling exhibitions are one way in which this is achieved. Our travelling exhibitions were seen by 72,627 people. They included Ocean Planet from the USA’s Smithsonian Touring Exhibition Service, one of a growing list of exhibitions which we have imported for display at our galleries, and then managed on tour to other states and countries. Ocean Planet completed its two-year Australian tour visiting the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, and Antarctic Adventure, Hobart. We developed a compact touring version of our major Centenary of Federation exhibition Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001 which began its tour at the South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide. Titanic – an interactive exploration is an interactive CD-i exhibition booth developed with sponsor Philips. It finished its successful three-year tour at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS), established in 1995-96, awarded a sixth round of grants totalling $30,000 to 11 institutions around the nation. The scheme is jointly funded by ANMM and the Commonwealth Government’s Distributed National Collection Program to support collection management, conservation and exhibition proposals from museums and other local organisations. MMAPSS is administered by Museum staff.

MMAPSS has expanded to include a new Internship Program. Staff or volunteers in regional maritime or other museums, or institutions holding a maritime collection, were invited to develop professional skills by working with different parts of this Museum, according to their area of interest. Placements are up to four weeks with a grant of up to $2,000 to assist with accommodation and/or other expenses. Fifteen quality applications were received. Our first interns were Marea Buist from the Port of Yamba Historical Society Museum, working with our Marketing and Visitor Programs sections, and Richard Edmonds from the Geelong Naval & Maritime Museum studying aspects of Museum collection management.

The Museum hosted the 2000 Conference of the Australian Maritime Museums Council, which we played a leading role in creating over ten years ago. This was a three-day event canvassing issues for maritime museums and heritage organisations in the new millennium. The Conference launched the new Guide to Maritime Museums in Australia, a state-by-state compilation of museums, collections and resources affiliated with AMMC that was prepared by our own staff.

Our museum professionals offer expertise freely to many organisations and individuals. Staff assisted more than 4,300 research-related enquiries this year. Those helping in this way include our maritime archaeologists, conservators, curators and the research librarians from our Vaughan Evans Library. Our expertise in the management of heritage vessels and major objects provides regular assistance to others, too.

An ANMM team of highly-qualified and experienced divers – two maritime archaeologists and a conservator – returned to the USA for a second season searching for the remains of James Cook’s Endeavour believed sunk in Newport, Rhode Island in 1788. They were advising and assisting the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project. This exciting project has been supported by the Commonwealth Government and corporate sponsors, and generates great public and media interest.

Organisational Developments and Outlook

You will see in our financial statements for the year an astounding net surplus in excess of $62 million. Our net assets have more than doubled during the same period. This is largely due to an extraordinary gain recognised on the transfer of ownership of the ANMM’s primary exhibition centre building from the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to the Museum at its net book value on 1 July 2000. This has been part of the much-welcomed reforms of Government financial and accounting procedures which are enabling us to budget for and undertake capital improvements, and to make provision for the depreciation of major assets.

Among the capital works for the year
was completion of the South Wharf redevelopment, where a spacious viewing deck was erected alongside the destroyer Vampire. This adds a useful new outdoors, harbourside function facility and gives greater flexibility in using Vampire as a venue. Housed beneath it in modules modelled on maritime shipping containers are a retail outlet and new amenities for visitors, staff and volunteers.

A major and long-awaited renovation of our main entry foyer incorporates lessons learned in our first decade about making the space work better, not just for visitor groups but for functions as well. Our retail outlet The Store which adjoins the foyer was rebuilt as well, and we are pleased with the very spacious and stylish architecture of both areas.

Since October 2000 one of our major galleries has been closed to the public as the Government decision to return Australia II to the Western Australian Maritime Museum meant dismantling the Leisure exhibition, where the America’s Cup winner had been a centrepiece since the Museum opened. The 12-Metre yacht was out of the building and handed over to its new custodians in December. The gallery remained closed for the rest of the year as the space is being redeveloped as a completely new exhibition about water-borne adventure, sport and play.

Looking at our building needs in the future, we are working with the architect of the main Museum building, Cox Richardson, on ways to make it work even better. Some of the preliminary ideas are very exciting and ambitious, and include improving the linkage between the Museum and the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre. These will be major capital works with very substantial implications for budgeting and long-term strategic planning.

The future of maintenance facilities for our historic fleet, presently located across the harbour at Berrys Bay in the former Commonwealth Quarantine vessel base that’s now controlled by the State Government, is also being assessed. While this is a lovely heritage site it does not provide all the facilities required and exposes us to increasing rents. We are assessing a number of options.

When We Turn Ten

Without doubt the extremely successful year we have just posted, which followed a very strong performance in 1999-2000, presents challenges to the organisation in terms of matching the strong figures generated. We see opportunities as the Museum approaches its first decade of being open to the public as a national cultural institution. The public will be invited to celebrate our 10th birthday with us as we mark the Museum’s opening on 29 November 1991 with a busy program of exhibitions and activities.

Among the attractions to be marketed under the 10th birthday banner will be the opening of Watermarks – adventure, sport & play, the largest redevelopment of gallery space undertaken to date. Complementing it will be Play: Kids + Water = Fun, our major summer attraction for families. Vasa 1628: strange fate of a King’s warship, a travelling exhibition we’ve developed with Sweden’s Vasa Museum, will bring the story of the world’s most spectacular shipwreck to Australia. And we will stage the first Food at Sea Festival, exploring food, drink and life at sea from 1500 to 2000 in a multifaceted program of demonstrations, lectures, gastronomy and an exhibition about food preservation.
Mary-Louise Williams

Travelling Exhibitions

Titanic - an interactive exploration

This interactive CD-i program displayed in an exhibition booth tells the story of Titanic from the ship’s development and launch to the tragic evening of its sinking, and the later discovery of the wreck.

Sponsored by Philips
Tour Coordinator Mariea Fisher

Maritime Museum of Tasmania 5 June 2000-29 January 2001 Visitors 15,000

Ocean Planet

More than 70% of the surface of our globe lies beneath the sea. This is a world worth our attention with vast mountain ranges, troughs deeper than Mount Everest is high, and undiscovered marine life. Ocean Planet presents an international view of environmental issues that affect the health of our oceans.

Developed by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC USA. Brought to Australia and augmented with Australian content, Australian tour managed by ANMM.

Sponsors Ten Network, Australian Water Technologies, CSIRO, P&O Nedlloyd, Environment Australia, Coasts and Clean Seas, DAS Distribution, Discovery Channel

Exhibition Coordinator Mariea Fisher Australian Curator Lindsey Shaw Australian Designers Quentin Mitchell, Sarah Drury, Imogen Ashlee

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand
1 July 2000-1 October 2000
Visitors 42,022

Antarctic Adventure, Hobart 15 December 2000- 5 March 2001
Visitors 6,371

Smugglers
Customs & Contraband

A travelling version of our major Centenary of Federation exhibition takes its stories of drug busts, wildlife seizures and illegal immigration to venues around Australia.

Sponsored by Australian Customs Service, supported by National Council for the Centenary of Federation

Coordinator Mariea Fisher Curator Susan Sedgwick Designer Exhibition Solutions

South Australian Maritime Museum 10 May 2001-30 June 2001 Visitors 9,234

Temporary Exhibitions

Secrets of
the Sea

Myth, Lore & Legend

The sea has always been a powerful source of myth and mystery. Gods of the oceans, phantom ships and sailors’ superstitions live on in our imagination and beliefs. Visitors encountered St Elmo’s fire, mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle and the Mary Celeste, the Flying Dutchman, and myriads of mermaids.

Coordinator Mariea Fisher Curators Mariea Fisher, Patricia Miles, Susan Sedgwick, Helen Trepa Designers Wendy Osmond, Naideen Hillier, Dominic Hom

Nortel Networks Gallery & North Gallery 17 December 1999-16 July 2000
Visitors 256,107

Australie-Australia

Louis Vuitton at ANMM

A sample of sponsor Louis Vuitton’s generosity over the years, helping us to acquire elegant art, artefacts and rare books relating to French-Australian maritime history.

Coordinator Susan Sedgwick Curator Martin Terry
Designer Sharne Fielder

ANZ Theatre Landing
20 April-17 July 2000
Visitors 91,985

Saltwater Country

Yirrkala bark paintings of sea country - Recognising Indigenous Sea Rights

Previously secret sacred designs and haunting photographs traced a serene current through the raging waters of controversy over native sea title.

Developed by Buku-Larrngay Arts for the Yirrkala Dhanbul Community Association Coordinator Mariea Fisher ANMM Curators Leonie Oakes, John Waite Designer
Rhys Butler

USA & Tasman Light galleries 19 April-9 July Visitors 79,852

Batavia - A Magnificent Ship,
an Incredible Story

This shipwreck off the WA coast in 1629 was one of the most savage and dramatic events in Australian history. A magnificent reproduction, built in The Netherlands, brought visitors face to face with the experience of
17th-century seafaring on a grand scale.

Prime Sponsor Philips Gold Sponsors Australian National Maritime Museum, Australian-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, Heineken, AON

ANMM Coordinators Max Dingle, Susan Bridie Curators Lindsey Shaw, Martin Terry Graphic Designer Never a
Dull Moment

5 December 1999-19 March 2001 Visitors 236,006

Commerce & Conquest

The story of the Dutch United East India Company

The Company dominated international trade across half the globe for 200 years. Rare exhibits borrowed from major Dutch museums helped trace the VOC’s history, expansion and influence from its establishment in 1602 to its end in 1799.

Sponsors KLM, Alitalia, Martinair Coordinator Lindsey Shaw Curators Lindsey Shaw, Martin Terry Designer X-Squared Design

24 November 1999-30 July 2000 Visitors 281,806

A Curious Coincidence

Two 17th-century Dutch explorers encounter Australia

Two icons of Australian discovery reunited – the pewter plates left at Shark Bay, WA, by Dirck Hartogh in 1616 and Willem de Vlamingh in 1696. On loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the WA Museum, they were in Sydney for the first time as part of the Olympics Art Festival.

Sponsors KLM, Alitalia, Martinair Coordinator Lindsey Shaw Curators Lindsey Shaw, Martin Terry Designer Irene Scortis

South Gallery 30 August 2000-28 February 2001 Visitors 149,030

 

Capturing Poseidon

Photographic encounters with the sea

The capricious sea with its infinite moods has always presented challenges for photographers. From one of the finest US collections came images spanning 130 years including angry seas, wrecks, welcoming ports, sailing races and superb human studies.

From Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts Coordinator Mariea Fisher ANMM Curator Paul Hundley

USA Gallery 27 July 2000-28 January 2001
Visitors 168,375

Australia - Our Sporting Life

Of all the diverse expressions of Australian identity, sport is very much at the centre. Created by the Department of Foreign Affairs, this photographic exhibition had toured 14 countries since 1998. It was part of the Olympic Arts Festivals program.

Sponsor The Department of Foreign Affairs Coordinator Mariea Fisher

North Gallery 10 August-31 October 2000
Visitors 55,785

Oarsome Olympians

Australia’s Oarsome Foursome seized the spotlight and Olympic gold in the coxless fours in 1992 and 1996. Their 13.4-metre-long rowing shell (ANMM Collection), their gold medals and memorabilia were featured.

Sponsor Penrith Lakes Development Corp Coordinator and Curator Megan Treharne Designer Sharne Fielder

The Landing 24 July 2000-21 January 2001
Visitors 141,051

 

Engineering Excellence Awards 2000

Recognising innovative projects, products and processes across the whole spectrum of engineering, and their contribution to our quality of life.

Sponsor The Institution of Engineers, Sydney Division Coordinator Michelle Linder

Top Deck 6 January-16 December 2001
Visitors to 30 June 146,505

 

The International Regatta Centre

ANMM photographer Andrew Frolows’ panoramas highlighted the Olympic rowing venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Sponsor Penrith Lakes Development Corp Coordinator Megan Treharne Designer Sharne Fielder

Tasman Light 24 July 2000-19 February 2001
Visitors 182,653

Smugglers

Customs and Contraband 1901-2001

One of the longest borders
in the world – 36,000 km – was created when the Commonwealth of Australia was formed in 1901. Drug busts, wildlife smuggling and illegal immigration highlight the challenge of controlling this frontier. This was the Museum’s contribution to the Centenary of Federation.

Sponsored by Australian Customs Service, supported by National Council for the Centenary of Federation

Coordinators Kevin Jones,
Wendy Osmond Curators Patricia Miles, Susan Sedgwick, Stephen Thompson, Kevin Jones Designers Wendy Osmond,
Irene Scortis, Natasha Galea

Nortel Networks and North Gallery 15 December 2000-30 June 2001
Visitors 168,719

Noah’s Art

Maritime Arts of Madura

Lively decorative arts of little-known Muslim seafaring communities in modern Indonesia. The motifs on their traditional vessels are powerful magic talismans. They recall the courtly arts of vanished kingdoms and the influence of many seaborne cultures.

Coordinator Mariea Fisher Curator & photographer
Jeffrey Mellefont
Designer Lisa Carrington

Tasman Light
28 February-6 May 2001

Visitors 63,842

Follow the Sun

Australian Travel Posters 1930s-1950s

Intended to ‘sell’ Australia as an attractive tourist destination, these beautifully designed, colourful and nostalgic posters gave a unique insight into how Australia was depicted to the world (and to itself) over the course of the 20th century.

A National Library of Australia travelling exhibition. Coordinator Susan Sedgwick Designer Johanna Nettleton

South Gallery 4 May-30 June 2001 Visitors 24,667

 

Gold Rush!

The Australian experience

The gold rushes 150 years ago created links between Australia and California. Both saw rapid growth in wealth and population, and far-reaching social changes. In the Australian colonies this included early republicanism dramatised by the Eureka uprising.

Sponsored by The Australian Gold Council and Delta Gold Coordinator and Curator Paul Hundley Designer Peter Tonkin

USA Gallery
12 April 2001-22 July 2002 Visitors to 30 June 38,454

 

Armidale ’42

Memory & Imagination

Japanese aircraft sank HMAS Armidale in 1942 in the Arafura Sea, and 49 survivors spent nine days in the water. A collaboration by survivor Col Madigan, historian Don Watson and artist Jan Senbergs. Dramatic art works tell a little-known story of Australians at war.

A Bendigo Art Gallery travelling exhibition. Coordinator Mariea Fisher Designer Lisa Carrington

Tasman Light
10 May-15 July 2001 Visitors to 30 June 23,564

 

The Endeavour Replica

The Australian replica of James Cook’s HM Bark Endeavour returned to her home port at the Museum several times between Australian coastal voyages, and was here for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

On-board display curated by Antonia Macarthur, Historian, HM Bark Endeavour Foundation

4 June-16 July, 16 September-18 October 2000, 21-26 April 2001
Visitors 42,122

 

James Craig

Sydney Heritage Fleet’s magnificent 1874 barque was recommissioned in November after an epic 30-year restoration and opened to ANMM visitors. James Craig moors at the Museum’s Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre.

Visitors since December 2000 37,851

 

BT Global Challenge

Twelve identical 22-m steel-hulled yachts berthed at the Museum after the Wellington to Sydney leg of their ‘the world’s toughest yacht race’, circling the globe the wrong way, against prevailing winds and currents.

ANMM Coordinator
Peter Haggarty

25 February-1 March 2001 Visitors 3,252

 

The Duyfken replica

The beautiful Duyfken (the ‘Little Dove’), built in Fremantle, visited after re-enacting the first recorded European voyage to Australia and the first European encounter with Aboriginal people. Willem Janszoon landed on the Cape York peninsula in 1606 and charted part of the coast.

Coordinator Kate Deacon

South Wharf
4 March-30 April
Visitors 13,957

Section 2

Performance Reporting

Key Result Area 1

Service

"provide high standards of service"

Strategic Objectives

1.1 Deliver services which are strongly focused on the people we provide them for

    1. Create service-oriented operational and cultural environments

Program Summary

Customer service

Customer Service was enhanced by providing outstanding attractions detailed elsewhere; by capital works to improve visitor amenity; by enhancing revenue, minimising expenses and financial management; by human resource management; and by improvements to staff productivity through communications and information infrastructure. Performance indicators include revenue and visitor numbers, along with the new indicator ‘Interactions’ (table over page). This is a single outcome against expenditure which goes beyond the traditional gate count to tally additional ways in which the Museum delivers services. The Museum’s Customer Service Charter appears as Appendix 19.

Visitor amenities

These improved with completion of key capital works and refurbishments. A new structure on the South Wharf offers an elevated viewing deck beside the destroyer Vampire and an extra function location taking full advantage of the spectacular harbourside location and CBD views. Beneath it are lockers and restroom facilities for visitors as well as an additional retail outlet. The main foyer’s extensive renovation improves visitor ticketing and orientation, particularly in peak periods, and works better as a reception area for functions. Renovations to the reception entrance to the Museum building’s office area, which includes executive offices and board room, enhances its profile to visitors.

The Store

Adjoining the main foyer, The Store was redesigned as part of the renovations. This has opened it up, improved lighting and merchandise display and customer flow. Reconfigured entrances provide the option for The Store to trade outside Museum hours. During the construction period down-time The Store was relocated to a small space at the temporary visitor entrance next to the Peter Doyle Learning Centre. As revenue tables on the following page indicate, this impacted on turnover which has been in growth since the Museum took over management from the former leaseholder. Staff continued to source improved merchandise lines, develop Museum product and build distribution links to other related merchandise outlets. They added on-line ordering to their phone, mail and email order service.

 

Visitor Services

Front of House and Security staff had their busiest periods ever thanks to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Staff worked successfully with official security agencies from well before the Olympics and performed well during the event. The popularity of the Heineken beer garden already noted in the Overview saw over 3,000 people partying there in any 24-hour period and an overall consumption of 250,000 glasses of the Dutch beer, unusual for most museums. The tolerant and happy Olympic mood prevailed and there were no incidents despite one or two security alarms. New staff and contractors at the museum are undergoing Customer Service Training conducted regularly by in-house facilitators.
A new permanent position of Assistant Customer Service Manager was created to improve management of Front of House and Security functions. We continue to monitor and respond to visitor feedback as a following table shows. Foyer renovations disrupted feedback systems and led to this year’s reduction in visitor comments.

Venue hire and catering

The program provided increased revenue from the Olympic-period clients, although this has been spread over previous years as well in the form of deposits and advances. The Olympic period also brought casual clients, such as the Norwegian Olympic Committee which organised a party for its Women’s Soccer Team. The high standard of service provided to our customers is indicated by the level of repeat business from corporate and private clients. The Museum’s profile and image benefit from its exposure to people attending its venues, both during the Olympics and during normal trade through the many government and business clients’ product launches, seminars and meetings. Closure of the Museum foyer from January to May, however, restricted the number of functions during the period and resulted in a downturn in non-Olympic turnover.

Human Resource Management

A range of Occupational Health and Safety initiatives were undertaken including development and implementation of policies and procedures. All staff undertook health and safety awareness training and relevant ones have undertaken noise awareness training.
An assessment of hazardous substance storage was completed and recommendations implemented. A second round of Certified Agreement negotiations was completed. The Workplace Agreement was certified in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission in October 2000. The Museum implemented a Performance Management Scheme. See also Appendix 20 for the Museum’s Industrial Democracy, Workplace Diversity and Commonwealth Disability Strategy reports.

Communications and Information

The Museum addressed the Government OnLine program, completing three online surveys, preparing an agency online action plan and meeting the minimum requirements of the Online Information Service obligations. Computer network enhancement continued with replacement of the Finance file server and upgrading data cabling. We implemented BorderManager, CyberPatrol and MailMarshal software to manage use of internet and email facilities. A new desktop administration system, Novell ZenWorks, provides a uniform corporate desktop environment with the capacity to remotely roll-out software applications and upgrades. Records Management included preservation copying and classifying the Museum’s oral history tapes and videotapes; those relating to administrative functions have been completed. Files with disposal schedules under the old General Disposal Schedule
have now been converted to the new National Archives Administrative Functions Disposal Authority

Building Services

Additional capital works completed within the period include:

• Upgrading Playground area

• Infrastructure to Support Olympic venues

Building Services section provided support services that contributed to the sucessful staging of the Museum Olympic venues. Further savings on energy costs were achieved through energy saving intiatives implemented during the 2000/20001 period. Key areas of focus for the section included:

• Controlled Environment in Exhibition and object storage spaces

• Energy andWaste Management

• OH&S.

VISITORS & INTERACTIONS

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-2001

Visitors to the Museum

280,759

428,343

464,188

Travelling Exhibitions

170 ,484

238,762

72,627

Interactions

--

1,198,194

 

MAJOR VISITOR REVENUE SOURCES

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Visitor entry revenue

$1,029,987

$2,274,049

1,841,844

The Store gross revenue

$298,114

$605,153

$562,817

The Store net revenue

$72,242

$116,299

$42,419

Yots Cafe rental revenue

$54,833

$75,950

79,747

 

 

VENUE HIRE PERFORMANCE

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Number of functions

295

389

308

Guests

31,631

49,435

*191,404

Turnover

$613,955

$817,580

$675,229

Net revenue

$374,180

$536,598

$318,185

Olympic Venue deposits/advances

$422,500

$727,500

$492,454

BT Global Challenge

--

--

$208,585

*Includes guests at Olympic hospitality venues

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

Visitors’ comments BOOK

1998-99

1999-00

2000-2001

Number of entries

491

1,051

231

Complimentary or positive

71%

79%

60

Neutral or indecipherable

4%

5%

10

Criticism/suggested improvements

25%

16%

30

LETTERS & EMAILS

 

 

 

Complaint

28

50

49

Complimentary

176

252

261

BUILDING SERVICES

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-2001

Budget

$1,357,000

$1,331,000

 

Capital works

$449,410

$671,529

 

Maintenance & minor works

$631,266

$730,887

 

Energy costs

$200,152

$323,886

 

 

Key Result Area 2
Programs and Products

"interpret Australia’s maritime past and present in exciting and informative ways"

Strategic Objective

    1. Develop a wide range of stimulating programs and products

 

Program Summary

Vibrant maritime heritage

The diversity of ways in which the Museum interprets Australia’s maritime past and present – with exhibitions, theatre, festivals, seminars, lectures, tours, workshops, demonstrations, classes, food and musical events, vessel sleepovers, activities afloat and publications – continued to grow during the year. To foster this diversity any staff member can propose new programs, and the Museum appoints project coordinators from many different sections. Product and program development involves curators, designers, preparators, conservators and registrars, event coordinators, education officers, Fleet staff, technicians and technologists, librarians, marketers, publicists, publishers, photographers, volunteers and virtually everyone in the organisation. Temporary and travelling exhibitions and visiting vessels for the year are listed in detail in Section 1 of this report. Public programs and activities, lectures and publications appear in Appendixes. Tables on the following pages indicate the extent of educational programs for teachers and students.

 

Exhibition developments

As well as mounting the exhibitions described in Section 1, staff worked on the complete redevelopment of the Museum’s largest themed exhibition, Leisure. Its centrepiece since the Museum’s opening in 1991, the America’s Cup winning 12-Metre yacht Australia II, had been promised to Western Australia in 1996 by its owner the Commonwealth Government. Hoardings went up around the Leisure gallery in October, its exhibitions were dismantled and the yacht was unrigged and removed. It was handed over to the Western Australian Maritime Museum on schedule in December. Work commenced on refitting the gallery for a new exhibition Watermarks – adventure, sport and play, scheduled for completion in late 2001. To partly compensate for having such a large part of our gallery space unavailable to the public, viewing portholes were provided in the hoardings to allow visitors to view the removal of Australia II and later to watch installation of new exhibits such as Blackmores First Lady, the yacht in which Kay Cottee made her record-breaking solo circumnavigation in 1987-88.

Exploring Batavia

The visiting reproduction of the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia, wrecked off Western Australia in 1629, attracted enormous attention and inspired a host of interpretive activities. The Batavia Rijstafel Banquet was a theatrical evening of food and history presented by prominent chef and gastronome Carol Selva Rajah. Its focus was the Spice Trade and included music and cuisine from the East Indies. These themes were pursued further in the weekend-long Batavia Dutch East Indies Marketplace involving the Indonesian community, more food, performance, art and crafts. Spice workshops hosted by ‘spice master’ Ian Hemphill explored the secrets and uses of East Indies spices, and Batavia lace making demonstrations by the Australian Lace Guild included replicas of 350-year-old lace fragments and bobbins found on the shipwreck. Historic re-enactments by the Pike and Musket society brought Batavia’s 17th-century soldiers and civilians to life with military manoeuvres and musketry, song and dance. Activities for children included Rat Tracks, a discovery trail around Batavia searching for (toy!) rats before they could eat all the spice cargo.

Performance and creativity

Performance and storytelling in the museum environment allow us to interpret complex ideas, by engaging the senses and emotions to promote learning. Three original, entertaining family theatre programs were commissioned and presented, each seen by over 10,000 visitors. Endeavour Recruits played during the Endeavour replica’s return. Smugglers in Space accompanied the Centenary of Federation exhibition Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001. The Prospectors focused on the Gold Rush! exhibition. Its strong curriculum relevance led to repeat seasons to meet school demand. Staff continued developing the popular children’s programs which increase the Museum’s family appeal, particularly at weekends and school holidays, and target markets such as vacation daycare centres. Staff expanded the creative recreational space Kids’ Deck. It draws inspiration from current exhibitions and reinforces them using supervised craft, stories, dressing up, puzzles and games. Mini Mariners, was developed during the year for the under-five age group. Run by specially-trained staff, it uses stories, music, puppetry and craft to provide a stimulating introduction to the museum environment.

 

The USA Gallery

In few if any national museums would you find a gallery that was funded by another nation. This makes the USA Gallery unique in the museum world. It celebrates a shared history – more than two centuries of maritime links between Australia and the United States – and is the result of a generous US endowment to the Museum as a Bicentennial gift to Australia in 1988. The USA Gallery continued to provide wider benefits by enhancing links between the two countries – diplomatic, business, cultural and social. Among the visits this year from US Senators and Congressmen, we were delighted to welcome back former US Ambassador to Australia Mr Bill Lane AO. Mr Lane played a leading role in securing the US Bicentennial Gift during 1988. The gallery hosted Capturing Poseidon – Photographic encounters with the sea from Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts. This is one of a series of fine US-sourced exhibitions coming to us through the close institutional links with American museums that the USA Gallery has fostered. Gold Rush! – The Australian experience, marking the sesquicentenary of the Australian gold rushes, was developed here. It charts the economic, political and social influences flowing between the American and Australian gold rushes. The Gallery’s curator, a trained maritime archaeologist, led the ANMM team searching for James Cook’s Endeavour in the USA (details follow).

 

Maritime Archaeology

The Museum’s team of three maritime archaeologists (two curators and a conservator) returned for a second season to advise and assist Dr Kathy Abbass and the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Program (RIMAP) in the search for Lord Sandwich ex-HMB Endeavour. The ship is believed to be among a British transport fleet scuttled in 1778 to protect the harbour during the American war of independence. The combined team conducted a remote sensing survey of the areas in and around Newport Harbour. A number of sites were located and the likelihood of their being Endeavour was assessed. A limited test excavation of a promising site north of the Jamestown Bridge revealed some lower hull structures. Timber, stone, coal and sediment samples were collected. The evidence from this wreck suggests it may be the American-built ship Britannia of 374 tons or one of two English vessels: the 320 ton Rachel and Mary and the 368 ton Lord Sandwich, formerly HMB Endeavour. Excavations in 2001 will attempt to verify this. This international project attracted considerable media attention. It was assisted by a grant from The Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Robert Hill, with support from The Minister for the Arts the Hon Peter McGauran and Australian Water Technologies.

Curatorial Sections

Totals of enquiries assisted

 

public/private

organisations

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

387

376

434

165

105

113

Communities

800

700

750

150

70

80

USA Gallery

98

85

60

94

98

107

TOTAL

1,285

1,161

1244

409

273

300

Project profile – temporary exhibitions (%staff time)

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

54

60

58

Communities

70

53

40

USA Gallery

60

35

60

Project profile – core exhibitions (%staff time)

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

12

8

20

Communities

20

42

55

USA Gallery

20

40

20

Project profile - public programs, media relations, outreach (%staff time)

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

14

18

12

Communities

10

5

5

USA Gallery

5

10

10

Project profile – maritime archaeology (%staff time)

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

20

14

10

Communities

0

0

0

USA Gallery

15

15

10

Visitor Programs section

Education groups

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Primary schools

254

306

239

Secondary schools

210

226

167

Tertiary/Adult groups

38

120

83

GROUPS TOTAL

502

652

489

Visitor numbers

 

 

 

Primary students

-

16,091

11,096

Secondary students

-

9,553

6,939

Adult students

-

1,097

1,005

Teachers

-

3,709

2,807

Vacation care

-

3,332

2,234

Other groups

-

5,327

3,042

GROUPS TOTAL

-

*38,269

27,090

Kids’ Deck

-

17,652

18,866

ALL PROGRAMS TOTAL

-

*55,921

45,956

*These totals vary from 1999-2000 Annual Report as a different basis for reporting was used.

 

Tours with Teacher Guides

2000-01

Navigators gallery/early explorers

27

VOC exhibition/Navigators gallery (with Batavia)

24

Transport

8

The Sea

6

Smugglers exhibition

5

General (includes History, ESL)

8

Gold Rush! exhibition tour and The Prospectors play

58

TOTAL schools on tours

136

Workshops

2000-01

Secrets of the Sea exhibition - games

2

Archaeology - Junior

7

Archaeology - Senior

4

Submarine Adventure

7

Phylum Fun

3

Ship Shape (Batavia)

4

Ship Shape (James Craig)

5

Science and the Sea

2

TOTAL schools in Workshops

34

Cruises

2000-01

General

12

Puzzling Cruise

5

Cruise and Pyrmont Walk

8

TOTAL schools on Cruises

25

36% of schools used a Teacher Guide

Schools booked on Visiting Vessels

2000-01

Batavia

198

Endeavour

26

Duyfken

27

James Craig

10

TOTAL schools on Visiting Vessels

261

48% of schools booked a vessel visit

Other

2000-01

Jessie Martin lecture for schools 13 October

350

General Teacher Preview 13 February

152

Science Teacher Preview 15 February

80

Gold Rush! Exhibition Teacher Preview 18 April

52

Australian Customs sniffer dog demonstration for schools 23 May

132

Careers Day for senior students 26 June

520

Key Result Area 3

Maritime Heritage

"foster the care and research of Australia’s maritime heritage and material culture"

Strategic Objective

3.1 develop and manage the National Maritime Collection

3.2 manage other maritime historical material in our care and preserve traditional skills
and practices

3.3 encourage the preservation and research of maritime heritage and material culture Australia-wide and internationally

4.4 make the National Maritime Collection and other maritime heritage material accessible

Program Summary

New acquisitions

Appendix 2 is a selection of acquisitions made during 2000-2001, funded by appropriation and in some cases assisted by financial support from Museum benefactors. Appendix 3 lists items donated to the National Maritime Collection, and the donors. The major acquisition of the year was of 77 Yolngu bark paintings known as the Saltwater - Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country Collection. It represents the spiritual and legal basis of this Arnhem Land people’s sea rights claim, and constitutes both a history and a map of their saltwater country. They are the work of 47 artists, recognised masters as well as up and coming artists, who have each inherited the right to paint a specific part of their sea country. They have shared this sacred knowledge to teach non-Aboriginal people Yolngu Law. Their elders have instructed that these paintings will never be produced again and must stay together in Australia. This purchase was generously assisted by Stephen Grant of the GrantPirrie Gallery. This year also saw the accession of another unique Indigenous art collection, donated by Australian City Properties Pty Ltd. It comprises no less than 1,016 sculptural artworks called ilma, from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. These multimedia polychrome works of wood and dyed yarns, used in special dances, were made by Bardi men Roy Wiggan and his sons of One Arm Point.

 

Wharf 7

The Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre houses the collections of both the Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Heritage Fleet, and the staff who manage them. For the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the three-story high foyer of Wharf 7 was leased to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to house their major Olympics showcase, AusTrade’s Business Club Australia. Major construction to create the Club’s hospitality and information facilities required demounting Sydney Heritage Fleet’s small wooden craft collection which is displayed there. This disrupted tours of Wharf 7 which are available to Museum visitors. Following the Games this collection was reinstalled in an enhanced display which is now a major attraction for our visitors.

Registration

The demands of the new Watermarks exhibition being developed in the space previously dominated by Australia II (see report under Key Result Area 2 Products and Programs) were a major component of the section’s workload. The section’s Acting Manager was the project’s coordinator, and registration of the many new collection items to be displayed was a priority. The section made some progress on developing infrastructure to make the Museum’s collection accessible to online researchers, including digitising a substantial proportion of collection registration photographs. While the Museum’s web presence lead the way among Australian maritime museums, the need to improve online collection access has become a priority and will demand increasing commitment and resources from the organisation.

Conservation

Museum conservators worked closely with other staff and contractors to improve the main building’s environment and to minimise the impact of major capital works on collection objects displayed there. A feature on the new foyer renovations (reported

elsewhere) are rotating airlocks on the east and west entrances which will reduce the exchange of temperature- and humidity-controlled air with the outside environment. During the construction phase of the foyer and the Leisure gallery, hoardings and curtaining helped control dust, as did the use of dust collection with power tools. Temporary re-ducting of air conditioning vents helped manage the environment. Barbara Soudah, a private paintings conservator, was employed on a special project to work through the ANMM paintings collection, treating the paintings that require work and preparing them for storage and display.

Fleet Section

Docking and maintenance of the destroyer Vampire was the major project for Fleet staff during the year. The work, programmed every four years, was carried out at Australian Defence Industry’s Garden Island Dockyard and included survey, cleaning and repainting of the underwater hull surfaces along with repairs and repainting of the decks and mainmast. The operation and display of the Museum’s submarine Onslow improved during the year with the engagement of an extra shopkeeper on weekends, also benefiting from improved power supplies allowing reduced power consumption, disruption and running costs. Following the outcome of a wide-ranging review of the section last year a number of staff were recruited on an on-going basis. This has allowed some long-term projects such as the restoration of the pearling lugger John Louis to be accelerated. This important vessel will return to display soon. Continuing the Museum’s commitment to preserve traditional skills and practices, Dean O’Malley was engaged as an apprentice shipwright. He followed Matthew Quinn who completed his apprenticeship during the year. The Museum’s shipyard at Berrys Bay was once again opened for Heritage Week with the focus being the erasure of Sydney’s industrial waterfront. For the entire year we hosted the Batavia crew in one of the heritage Coxswain’s Cottages at Berrys Bay. We worked closely with crew of the visiting Duyfken replica as they prepared for their ambitious voyage to The Netherlands for the 400th anniversary of the Dutch United East Indies Company. The voyage began at the Museum wharves in May.

Vaughan Evans Library

The number of people visiting the library in person to conduct research has increased, and the Library has extended it’s opening hours to include Saturdays. The new position of Public Enquiries Librarian has helped provide a better level of service to the public and enabled Library staff to balance their workload. The Library volunteers continued their invaluable journal indexing projects and assistance with public enquiries. Their commitment, expertise and good company are greatly appreciated by Library staff. Major acquisitions for the year include the final portion of a significant collection of naval books donated by Dr David Lark under the Cultural Gifts Program. Major purchases included two important newspaper titles on microfilm, the Australasian Shipping News 1877-1900 and Daily Commercial News 1895-1910. Technical difficulties connecting to the Kinetica service were resolved. Following a hiatus of 18 months the Library was again able to add original cataloguing data to the National Bibliographic Database, and is now able to participate in the Document Delivery service. Continued enhancements to the Library section of the Museum’s website included the on-line publication of the Maritime Illustration Indexes series by the library’s founding donor, the late Vaughan Evans OAM, and indexes to the Museum’s collections or maritime paintings and ship models. The variety of databases and resources available to Museum staff also increased on an enhanced Library Intranet site. The Library manages metadata for the Museum website and began creating AGLS-compliant metadata and Harvest Control Lists to meet Government Online Information Service obligations.

Acquisitions to National Maritime Collection

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

23

48

19

Communities

83

84

50

USA Gallery

13

18

4

TOTAL

119

150

73

Donations to National Maritime Collection

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

23

23

7

Communities

83

51

32

USA Gallery

13

2

0

TOTAL

119

76

39

Acquisition funding – by appropriation

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

$47,132

$51,164

$37,742

Communities

$61,460

$290,075

$167,903

USA Gallery

0

0

0

TOTAL

$108,592

$341,239

$205,645

Acquisition funding – by trust fund

SECTION

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Technology

$11,000

0

0

Communities

0

0

0

USA Gallery

$94,589

$106,050

$32,409

TOTAL

$105,589

$106,050

$32,409

Objects registered

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Documents

163

414

180

Art

45

118

398

Books

13

27

32

Clothing and accessories

216

95

124

Photographs

88

61

91

Tools and equipment

152

295

151

Models and model parts

0

0

12

Vessels, vessel parts and accessories

19

8

101

Other

128

125

72

Registration

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Objects registered (NMC)

3,137

1,143

1,161

Collections registered

86

172

110

Collections remaining unregistered

120

119

95

Objects on display in core exhibitions (NMC, loans)

2,018

2,196

1,616

Objects on temporary display

164

495

779

Objects borrowed

110

250

625

Objects loaned (includes ANMM travelling exhibitions)

27

26

95

Institutions borrowing from NMC

8

7

18

Core exhibition objects changed over (NMC, loans)

273

35

0

Collections donated

55

55

39

Registration photographs

3,137

1,143

1,161

Other photographic services

198

270

405

Conservation

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Conservation hours (preparation,
examination, treatments)

4,109

5,001

5614

Preventative Conservation hours

923

1,050

885

Collection objects examined, treated

698

770

925

Loan objects examined, treated

1,538

854

823

Maritime Archaeology Project hours

269

450

343

Public enquiries serviced

68

55

39

Fleet projects profile (% staff time)

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Maintenance

75

75

80

General tasks

10

10

7

Routine vessel operations

5

8

5

Special events (vessels)

5

2

5

Other

5

5

3

Vaughan Evans Library

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Monographs/AV titles accessioned

1,170

762

699

Internal loans processed

197

762

1,480

Inter-library loans processed

338

228

243

Public research requests/usage

1,661

2,991

2,775

Items catalogued

649

775

815

Revenue

$417

$2,290

$2,661

Key Result Area 4

Profile and Image

"be acknowledged as a pre-eminent and innovative cultural institution"

Strategic Objectives

4.1 increase awareness of what the Museum is and does

extend and enhance the Museum’s corporate, government and community support

Program Summary

Marketing and media

Advertising and publicity, publications and promotions are direct tools used to position the Museum’s profile and image, increasingly as a modern organisation that surprises and engages its public with imaginative explorations of maritime heritage and culture going well beyond the traditional museum medium of gallery exhibitions. The Olympic period was used to boost recognition of the Museum both domestically and internationally. Accredited journalists were invited to inspect the Museum and its maritime heritage precinct, a ‘meet and greet’ procedure was put in place and extensive information packs were distributed. Some 246 visiting journalists signed a Front of House register and more simply visited, filmed and photographed. From the first day of competition when official Olympic broadcaster Channel 7 presented its prime-time news bulletin weather report from Endeavour, the Museum and its fleet became popular backdrops for filming medal winners. This was in addition to being featuring as a major attraction in overseas ‘What’s on in Sydney’ segments, including foreign-language interviews with multilingual Museum staff.

Market research

The Museum continued to develop research as a tool to meet the needs of its present customers and shape its future profile and image. Two major strategic studies were underway in 2000-2001, both in conjunction with other organisations. The Olympics was the major focus of joint research with the Powerhouse Museum titled Impact of Hallmark and Mega Events on Museum Attendances. Extracts willbe published by Museums Australia, and the full study will be a joint publication by ANMM and the Powerhouse. We are participating in research into the threat of declining museum attendances by the University of Technology, Sydney, with other museums and universities and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It’s called Choosing Museums: Leisure trends and decision making in the free time marketplace. Other in-house market research included surveys of audio guide users and family visitors to children’s programs, and visitor response to the Smugglers exhibition and the large ship replica Batavia.

3D and graphic design

A key element in communicating a ‘pre-eminent and innovative’ profile and image for the Museum lies in designing products and environments that are visually appealing, engage interest and so invite participation in Australia’s maritime heritage. This includes permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions and galleries, environmental design of interior and exterior spaces, signage and print information. It extends to the festivals and events staged throughout the year. The Design section employs a dynamic process to meet these needs, marrying many disciplines of 3D and graphic design and working collaboratively in a workshop or studio approach.

Corporate support

Sponsors continued to provide valuable financial support, products and services for our programs. The travel and shipping industries have assisted the Museum’s many exhibition programs, particularly those drawing on overseas collections. Financial support for the National Maritime Collection’s major acquisition for the year is detailed in the previous section, Key Result Area 3, under Acquisitions. Corporate sponsors are acknowledged in Appendix 11. Appendix 12 lists Corporate Members, an allied program administered by the Members manager. Following a review of sponsorship by ANMM Council in the previous financial year, work continued to establish a Foundation to support Museum activities, principally to build a fund to support major acquisitions for the National Maritime Collection. By the end of the year talks with potential candidates for Chairman of the Foundation were close to completion, with an announcement of the position expected early in the 2001-2002 financial year.

Membership of the Museum reached an all-time high of 14,160 people during the popular visit of the Dutch reproduction of Batavia. The ongoing strategy of converting visitors to Members, by offering a refund of entry fees to new Members signed up during their visit, was particularly effective during Batavia’s stay. A decline in absolute membership numbers and slight reduction of traditionally high renewal rates coincided with the ship’s departure some months before the end of the financial year. In line with the previous year the category of family membership was strong, signalling the value to parents of the extensive activities offered for children during weekends and school holidays. Members support the Museum in a number of ways, and their cash donations are acknowledged in Appendix 11.

Volunteers

Volunteers help deliver the Museum’s services in many ways, working in most Museum sections. The 336 registered volunteers appear in Appendix 19. They contributed 42,857 hours during the year. This was 906 hours less than for the same period last year, in part due to the departure of Batavia which required a large corps of volunteer guides. The figure, however, was 22.4% above the Museum’s target of 35,000 hours. An error in the volunteer hours previously reported was discovered; this year’s figures incorporate the correction. Volunteers have contributed a total of 238,497 hours to the Museum since the program began in 1990. If valued at $12 per hour this equates to services worth $2.86 million dollars. Volunteer guides led a total of 2,692 Vampire tours, escorting 23,649 visitors. General Museum guided tours were attended by 7,682 visitors on 1,534 tours. The Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse/Fleet had 968 visitors on 137 guided tours. Tours of Wharf 7, disrupted by fitout for our Sydney 2000 Olympics tenant AusTrade, recommenced, on Australia Day 2001. Since then 489 visitors have been on 193 guided tours. Public guided tours of Batavia finished on 19 March and to that date there were 19,856 visitors on 1,579 guided tours.

The Welcome Wall

In an increasingly uneasy national environment as far as attitudes towards migration are concerned, the Welcome Wall pays tribute to the millions of people who have travelled across the world to build modern Australia, right up to the present moment. Subscribers have the name of a migrating ancestor, family member or themselves engraved in its bronze panels, and their histories recorded on a searchable online database. As such it is one measure of community support for the Museum’s programs targeted at diverse and multi-ethnic audiences. Two well-attended public ceremonies to unveil new names on its panels brought the number of subscriptions to this migrant memorial to over 9,000.

Advertising & market research

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Advertising agency

$101,862

$108,254

$102,926

Market research organisations

$26,232

$55,974

$25,897

Direct mail

$4,490

$1,291

$300

Sponsorship performance

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Cash

$357,744

$499,340

$314,800

Kind

$292,450

$208,960

$72,250

Total

$652,193

$710,300

$387,050

Members program

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Memberships at 30 June 2001

2,378

3,999

3,956

Members at 30 June 2001

6,041

11,485

11,222

Percentage renewing

82

80

69

Corporate Memberships

27

35

36

Gross revenue

$200,966

$301,345

$322,125

Net revenue

$118,397

$196,627

$180,119

Exclusive Members functions held*

57

63

67

Members attending functions

2,538

3,811

3,550

* Listed in Appendix 1

Volunteers service profile (% of service time)

 

1998-99

1999-00

2000-2001

Guides

40.5

65.6

63.5

Fleet

17.8

9.0

10.7

Members

12.4

8.4

8.6

Others*

11.2

6.0

8.2

Public programs

6.0

2.6

2.7

Volunteer office

4.5

2.1

1.7

Conservation

3.3

1.7

1.2

Registration

2.3

1.2

1.5

Marketing/Public Affairs

1.21

1.0

1.6

Curatorial

0.8

0.0

0.2

*Includes Library, Records, Design and Secretariat and miscellaneous task hours.

section 3 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

for the year ended 30 June 2001

 

 

Notes

 

2001

$’000

 

2000

$’000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues from ordinary activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues from government

4A

 

28,435

 

20,858

 

Sales of goods and services

4B

 

7,284

 

5,135

 

Interest

4C

 

421

 

176

 

Proceeds from disposal of assets

 

 

33

 

-

 

Other

4D

 

1,373

 

1,573

Total revenues from ordinary activities

 

 

37,546

 

27,742

27,742

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from ordinary activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

5A

 

7,852

 

6,840

 

Suppliers

5B

 

9,526

 

12,663

 

Depreciation and amortisation

5C

 

6,811

 

4,773

 

Disposal of assets

5D

 

126

 

12

 

Grants

6

 

28

 

30

Total expenses from ordinary activities

 

 

24,343

 

24,318

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowing costs expense

7

 

1,241

 

1,461

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net operating surplus from ordinary activities

 

 

11,962

 

1,963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on extraordinary item

8

 

50,174

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net surplus

 

 

62,136

 

1,963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net surplus attributable to the Commonwealth

 

 

62,136

 

 

1,963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net credit to asset revaluation reserve

 

 

7,285

 

1,847

Total revenues, expenses and valuation adjustments recognised directly in equity

 

 

7,285

 

 

1,847

Total changes in equity other than those resulting from transactions with owners as owners

 

 

 

69,421

 

 

3,810

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

as at 30 June 2001

 

 

Notes

 

2001

$’000

 

2000

$’000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

9A

 

4,133

 

1,397

 

Receivables

9B

 

638

 

371

 

Investments

9A

 

767

 

724

Total financial assets

 

 

5,538

 

2,492

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and buildings

10A

 

76,672

 

22,377

 

Infrastructure, plant and equipment

10B

 

17,453

 

16,886

 

National Maritime Collection

10C

 

8,472

 

8,288

 

Inventories

10E

 

95

 

74

 

Other

10F

 

546

 

40

Total non-financial assets

 

 

103,238

 

47,665

Total assets

 

 

108,776

 

50,157

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Interest bearing liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans

11A

 

18,937

 

19,886

Total interest bearing liabilities

 

 

18,937

 

19,886

Provisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

12A

 

2,073

 

1,462

 

Capital Use Charge

 

 

19

 

-

Total provisions

 

 

2,092

 

1,462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suppliers

13A

 

1,150

 

940

 

Deposits

13B

 

202

 

1,290

 

Other

 

 

21

 

-

Total payables

 

 

1,373

 

2,230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

22,402

 

23,578

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital

14

 

1,000

 

1,000

 

Reserves

14

 

20,485

 

13,200

 

Accumulated surplus

14

 

64,889

 

12,379

Total equity

 

 

86,374

 

26,579

26,579

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

3,763

 

3,902

Non-current liabilities

 

 

18,639

 

19,676

Current assets

 

 

6,179

 

2,606

Non-current assets

 

 

102,597

 

47,551

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

for the year ended 30 June 2001

 

 

Notes

 

2001

$’000

 

2000

$’000

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Cash received

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriations

 

 

28,435

 

20,858

 

Sales of goods and services

 

 

5,943

 

5,596

 

Interest

 

 

390

 

171

 

GST recovered from taxation authority

 

 

618

 

-

 

Other

 

 

608

 

692

Total cash received

 

 

35,994

 

27,317

Cash used

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants

 

 

(28)

 

(30)

 

Employees

 

 

(6,507)

 

(6,169)

 

Suppliers

 

 

(10,383)

 

(12,946)

 

Borrowing costs

 

 

(1,252)

 

(1,328)

Total cash used

 

 

(18,170)

 

(20,473)

Net cash from operating activities

16

 

17,824

 

6,844

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Cash received

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sales of property, plant & equipment

 

 

33

 

-

Total cash received

 

 

33

 

-

Cash used

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

 

(4,523)

 

 

(4,805)

Total cash used

 

 

(4,523)

 

(4,805)

Net cash used by investing activities

 

 

(4,490)

 

(4,805)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Cash received

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity Appropriation

 

 

-

 

1,000

Total cash received

 

 

-

 

1,000

Cash used

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repayment of debt

 

 

(948)

 

(772)

 

Capital use paid

 

 

(9,607)

 

(1,614)

Total cash used

 

 

(10,555)

 

(2,386)

Net cash used by financing activities

 

 

(10,555)

 

(1,386)

Net increase in cash held

 

 

2,779

 

653

Cash at the beginning of the reporting period

 

 

2,121

 

1,468

Cash at the end of the reporting period

9A

 

4,900

 

2,121

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Australian National Maritime Museum
SCHEDULE OF COMMITMENTS

as at 30 June 2001

 

 

 

 

2001

$’000

 

2000

$’000

BY TYPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

 

100

 

90

Total commitments payable

 

 

100

 

90

COMMITMENTS RECEIVABLE

(1)

 

7,682

 

 

-

 

 

Net commitments

 

 

7,582

 

 

90

BY MATURITY

 

 

 

 

 

All net commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

One year or less

 

 

880

 

69

 

From one to five years

 

 

4,214

 

21

 

Over five years

 

 

2,488

 

-

Net commitments

 

 

7,582

 

90

Operating lease commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

One year or less

 

 

85

 

69

 

From one to five years

 

 

15

 

21

Net operating lease commitments

 

 

100

 

90

N.B: Commitments are GST inclusive where relevant.

(1) Commitments receivable under the sublease of Level 3, Wharf 7.

 

 

The above schedule should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

SCHEDULE OF CONTINGENCIES

as at 30 June 2001

 

 

 

 

2001

$’000

 

2000

$’000

CONTINGENT LOSSES

 

 

-

 

-

Total contingent losses

 

 

-

 

-

CONTINGENT GAINS

 

 

-

 

-

Net contingencies

 

 

-

 

-

The above schedule should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2001

 

 

Note

Description

 

 

1

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

2

Reporting by Segments and Outcomes

3

Economic Dependency

4

Operating Revenues

5

Operating Expenses – Goods and Services

6

Operating Expenses – Grants

7

Borrowing Cost Expenses

8

Extraordinary Item

9

Financial Assets

10

Non-Financial Assets

11

Interest Bearing Liabilities

12

Provisions

13

Payables

14

Equity

15

Non- Cash Financing and Investing Activities

16

Cash Flow Reconciliation

17

Remuneration of Council Members

18

Related Party Disclosures

19

Remuneration of Auditors

20

Financial Instruments

21

Trust Money

22

Appropriations

 

 

1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

1.1 Basis of Accounting

The financial statements are required by clause 1(b) of Schedule 1 of the Commonwealth and Companies (Financial Statements 2000-2001) Orders and are a general purpose financial report.

The statements have been prepared in accordance with:

The statements have been prepared having regard to:


The Statements of Financial Performance and Financial Position have been prepared on an accrual basis and are in accordance with historical cost convention, except for certain assets which, as noted, are at valuation.

Assets and liabilities are recognised in the Statement of Financial Position when and only when it is probable that future economic benefits will flow and the amounts of the assets or liabilities can be reliably measured. Assets and liabilities arising under agreements equally proportionately unperformed are however not recognised unless required by an Accounting Standard. Liabilities and assets which are unrecognised are reported in the Schedule of Commitments and the Schedule of Contingencies.

Revenues and expenses are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance when and only when the flow or consumption or loss of economic benefit has occurred and can be reliably measured.

1.2 Changes in Accounting Policies

The accounting policies used in the preparation of these financial statements are consistent with those used in 1999-2000.

1.3 Reporting by Outcomes

A comparison of Budget and Actual figures by outcome specified in the Appropriation Acts relevant to the Museum is presented in Note 2. Any intra-government costs included in the figure ‘net cost to Budget outcomes’ are eliminated in calculating the actual budget outcome for the Government overall.

1.4 Revenue

The revenues described in this Note relate to the core operating activities of the Museum.

Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised upon the delivery of goods to customers.

Interest revenue is recognised on a proportional basis taking into account the interest rates applicable to the financial assets.

Revenue from disposal of non-current assets is recognised when control of the asset has passed to the buyer.

Revenue from the rendering of a service is recognised by reference to the stage of completion of contracts or other agreements to provide services to Commonwealth bodies. The stage of completion is determined according to the proportion that costs incurred to date bear to the estimated total costs of the transaction.

Revenues from Government - Output Appropriations

Appropriations for outputs are recognised as revenue to the extent they have been received into the Museum’s Bank account or are entitled to be received by the Museum at year end.

Resources Received Free of Charge

Services received free of charge are recognised as revenues when and only when a fair value can be reliably determined and the services would have been purchased if they had not been donated. Use of the resources is recognised as an expense.

Contributions of assets at no cost of acquisition or for nominal consideration are recognised at their fair value when the asset qualifies for recognition.

1.5 Transactions by the Government as Owner

Appropriations to the Museum designated as ‘capital-equity injections’ are recognised directly in equity, to the extent that the appropriations have been received into the Museum’s Bank account or are entitled to be received by the Museum at year end.

1.6 Employee Entitlements

(a) Leave

The liability for employee entitlements includes provision for annual leave and long service leave. No provision has been made for sick leave as it is non-vesting and the average sick leave taken in future years by employees is estimated to be less than the annual entitlement for sick leave.

The liability for annual leave reflects the value of total annual leave entitlements of all employees at 30 June 2001 and is recognised at its nominal value.

The non-current portion of the liability for long service leave is recognised and measured at the present value of the estimated future cash flows to be made in respect of all employees at 30 June 2001. In determining the present value of the liability, the Museum has taken into account attrition rates and pay increases through promotion and inflation.

(b) Separation and redundancy

Provision is made for separation and redundancy payments in circumstances where the Museum has formally identified positions as excess to requirements and a reliable estimate of the amount of the payments can be determined.

(c) Superannuation

Employees contribute to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme and Public Sector Superannuation Scheme. Employer contributions amounting to $ 455,162 (1999-00: $463,108) in relation to these schemes have been expensed in these financial statements.

No liability for superannuation benefits is recognised as at 30 June as the employer contributions fully extinguish the accruing liability which is assumed by the Commonwealth.

Employer Superannuation Productivity Benefit contributions totalled $170,981 (1999-00: $164,122).

1.7 Leases

A distinction is made between finance leases, which effectively transfer from the lessor to the lessee substantially all the risks and benefits incidental to ownership of leased non-current assets, and operating leases, under which the lessor effectively retains substantially all such risks and benefits. The Museum has no finance leases.

Operating lease payments are expensed on a basis which is representative of the pattern of benefits derived from the leased assets. The net present value of future net outlays in respect of surplus space under non-cancellable lease agreements is expensed in the period in which the space becomes surplus.

1.8 Borrowing Costs

All borrowing costs are expensed as incurred.

1.9 Grants

The Museum recognises grant liabilities as follows.

Most grant agreements require the grantee to perform services or provide facilities, or to meet eligibility criteria. In these cases, liabilities are recognised only to the extent that the services required have been performed or the eligibility criteria have been satisfied by the grantee.

In cases where grant agreements are made without conditions to be monitored, liabilities are recognised on signing of the agreement.

1.10 Cash

Cash means notes and coins held and any deposits held at call with a bank or financial institution.

1.11 Financial Instruments

Accounting policies in relation to financial instruments are disclosed in Note 21.

1.12 Acquisition of Assets

Assets are recorded at cost on acquisition except as stated below. The cost of acquisition includes the fair value of assets transferred in exchange and liabilities undertaken.

1.13 Property (Land, Buildings and Infrastructure), Plant and Equipment

Asset recognition threshold

Purchases of property, plant and equipment are recognised initially at cost in the Statement of Financial Position, except for purchases costing less than $2,000, which are expensed in the year of acquisition (other than where they form part of a group of similar items which are significant in total).

Revaluations

Land, buildings, infrastructure, plant and equipment are revalued progressively in accordance with the ‘deprival’ method of valuation in successive 3-year cycles, so that no asset has a value greater than three years old.

The Museum completed its asset revaluation on 30 June 2001, with asset groups updated as follows:

Assets in each class acquired after the commencement of a progressive revaluation cycle are not captured by the progressive revaluation then in progress.

In accordance with the deprival methodology, land is measured at its current market buying price. Property other than land, plant and equipment are measured at their depreciated replacement cost. Where assets are held which would not be replaced or are surplus to requirements, measurement is at net realisable value. At 30 June 2001, there were no assets in this situation.

The revaluation in 2001 was conducted by the Australian Valuation Office.

Recoverable amount test

Schedule 1 requires the application of the recoverable amount test to the Museum’s non-current assets in accordance with AAS 10 Recoverable Amount of Non-Current Assets. The carrying amounts of these non-current assets have been reviewed to determine whether they are in excess of their recoverable amounts. In assessing recoverable amounts, the relevant cash flows have been discounted to their present value.

Depreciation and Amortisation

Depreciable property, plant and equipment assets are written off to their estimated residual values over their estimated useful lives to the Museum using, in all cases, the straight line method of depreciation. Leasehold improvements are amortised on a straight line basis over the lesser of the estimated useful life of the improvements or the unexpired period of the lease.

Depreciation/amortisation rates (useful lives) and methods are reviewed at each balance date and necessary adjustments are recognised in the current, or current and future reporting periods, as appropriate. Residual values are re-estimated for a change in prices only when assets are revalued.

Depreciation and amortisation rates applying to each class of depreciable asset are based on the following useful lives:

2000-01

1999-00

Buildings

22 years

22 years

Leasehold land

105 years

105 years

Leasehold improvements

Lease term or 10 years

Lease term or 10 years

Permanent exhibition items

7 years

7 years

Infrastructure, plant and equipment

20% - 33%

20% - 33%

The Collection is not depreciated because of its long term nature and the expected appreciation of its historical value.

The aggregate amount of depreciation allowed for each class of asset during the reporting period is disclosed in Note 5C.

1.14 Inventories

Inventories held for resale by the Museum store are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value.

Inventories not held for resale are valued at cost, unless they are no longer required, in which case they are valued at net realisable value.

1.15 Taxation

The Museum is exempt from all forms of taxation except fringe benefits tax and goods and services tax.

1.16. Capital Usage Charge

A capital usage charge of 12% is imposed by the Commonwealth on the net assets of the Museum. The charge is adjusted to take account of asset gifts and revaluation increments during the year.

1.17 Foreign Currency

Transactions denominated in a foreign currency are converted at the exchange rate at the date of transaction. Foreign currency receivables and payables (if any) are translated at the exchange rates current as at balance date. Associated currency gains and losses are not material.

 

1.18 Insurance

The Museum has insured for risks through the Government’s insurable risk managed fund, called ‘Comcover’. Workers compensation is insured through Comcare Australia.

1.19 Comparative Figures

Comparative figures have been adjusted to conform to changes in presentation in these financial statements where required.

1.20 Rounding

Amounts are rounded to the nearest $1,000 except in relation to:

 

2. REPORTING BY SEGMENTS AND OUTCOMES

Reporting by Segments

The Museum operates primarily in a single industry and geographic segment, being provision of government programs in Australia.

The Museum is structured to meet one outcome, being increased knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of Australia’s relationship with its waterways and the sea.

Reporting by Outcomes for 2000-01

 

Budget

Actual

$000

$000

Net cost of entity outputs

19,027

16,473

Extraordinary item

-

(50,174)

Net Cost to Budget Outcome

19,027

(33,701)

 

Outcome specific assets

109,140

108,776

 

3. ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY

The Australian National Maritime Museum, under the National Maritime Museum Act 1990, is controlled by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The Museum is dependent on appropriations from Parliament of the Commonwealth for its continued existence and ability to carry out its normal activities.

 

4. OPERATING REVENUES $’000 $’000

4A. Revenues from Government

Appropriations for outputs

28,435

20,858

 

$’000 $’000

4B. Sales of goods and services

Goods 304 ---------- ----------

569

660

Services

6,715

4,475

Total

7,284

5,135

Cost of sales of goods

304

365

4C. Interest

Deposits

421

176

4D. Other Revenues

Industry contributions

387

494

Other- Donations and bequests

841

1,064

Other

145

15

Total

1,373

1,573


Donations include $806,546 (1999-00: $895,423) for service-related donations-in-kind from a range of donors.

 

5. OPERATING EXPENSES - GOODS AND SERVICES

5A. Employee Expenses

Remuneration (for services provided)

6,466

5,542

Other employee expenses

1,386

1,298

Total

7,852

6,840

 

The Museum contributes to the Commonwealth Superannuation (CSS) and the Public Sector Superannuation (PSS) schemes which provide retirement, death and disability benefits to employees. Contributions to the schemes are at rates calculated to cover existing and emerging obligations. Current contribution rates are 16.8% of salary (CSS) and 9.5% (PSS). An additional 3% is contributed for employer productivity benefits.

5B. Suppliers Expenses

Supply of goods and services

9,344

12,578

Operating lease rentals

182

85

Total

9,526

12,663

 

5C. Depreciation and amortisation

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

5,911

3,931

Amortisation of leasehold assets

848

790

Amortisation of capitalised interest

52

52

Total

6,811

4,773

 

 

 

The aggregate amounts of depreciation or amortisation expensed during the reporting period, for each class of depreciable asset are as follows:

Buildings

3,062

793

Leasehold improvements

43

42

Capitalised interest

52

52

Infrastructure, plant and equipment

3,654

3,886

Total allocated

6,811

4,773

 

 

 

 

$’000

$’000

5D. Proceeds and expenses from sale of assets

 

 

Non-financial assets – Infrastructure, plant and equipment

 

 

Revenue (proceeds from sale)

33

-

Expenses from sale

126

12

Total

193

12

6. OPERATING EXPENSES - GRANTS

The Museum makes grants to support the involvement of community groups in maritime heritage projects.

Non-profit institutions

28

30

7. BORROWING COST EXPENSE

Loan

1,241

1,461

 

8. EXTRAORDINARY ITEM

The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia transferred the ownership of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s museum and exhibition centre building at Darling Harbour to the Museum, at its net book value ($50,174 m) at the time of transfer, 1 July 2000.

 

9. FINANCIAL ASSETS

9A. Cash and Investments

Cash at bank and on hand 680 6,620

Deposits at call

933

3,200

397

1,000

Total cash

4,133

1,397

Cash investments – bank bills

767

724

Total investments

767

724

Total cash and investments

4,900

2,121

Balance of cash as at 30 June shown in the Statement of Cash Flows

4,900

2,121

 

 

 

9B. Receivables
Goods and services

238

121

Receivable from Trust

-

250

GST receivable

400

-

Total receivables

638

371

 

 

 

Receivables (gross) which are overdue are aged as follows:
- less than 30 days

93

80

- 30 to 60 days

3

29

- more than 60 days

142

12

Total overdue receivables (gross)

238

121

 

 

10. NON-FINANCIAL ASSETS $’000 $’000

10A. Land and Buildings

 

 

 

Leasehold land – at cost

Leasehold land – at 2000-01 valuation

-

10,500

4,500

-

Accumulated amortisation

-

(90)

Total leasehold land

10,500

4,410

 

 

 

Buildings – at cost

Building – at 2000-01 valuation

51,479

17,000

18,700

-

Accumulated depreciation

(2,397)

(860)

 

66,082

17,840

 

 

 

Leasehold improvements - at cost

Leasehold improvements - at valuation 213 -

11

199

-

213

Accumulated Amortisation

(121)

(86)

 

89

127

 

 

 

Total buildings (net)

66,172

17,967

Total Land and Buildings

76,672

22,377

 

10B. Infrastructure, Plant and Equipment

 

 

 

Infrastructure, plant and equipment - at cost 506 2,571

1,237

891

Accumulated depreciation

(500)

(108)

 

737

783

 

 

 

Plant and equipment – at valuation (1998-99)

1,462

1,732

Accumulated depreciation

(1,241)

(1,421)

 

221

311

 

 

 

Exhibits and fitout – at cost

5,720

1,840

Accumulated depreciation

(951)

(96)

 

4,769

1,744

 

 

 

Exhibits and fitout - at valuation (1998-99) 31,521

31,302

31,493

Accumulated depreciation

(19,576)

(17,445)

 

11,726

14,048

 

 

 

Total Plant and Equipment

17,453

16,886

The revaluations were completed by independent valuers at the Australian Valuation Office.

10C. National Maritime Collection

National Maritime Collection - at cost

184

-

National Maritime Collection - at valuation (1999-00)

8,288

8,288

 

8,472

8,288

The revaluation of the National Maritime Collection in 1999-00, was in accordance with the revaluation policies stated in Note 1 and was at Director’s valuation.

10D. Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

TABLE A Movement summary 2000-01 for all assets irrespective of valuation basis

Item

Land

Buildings

Total Land & Buildings

Infrastructure, Plant & Equipment

National Maritime Collection

Total

 

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

Gross value as at 1 July 2000

4,500

18,913

23,414

35,955

8,288

67,657

Additions

-

50,826

50,826

3,688

184

54,698

Revaluations

5,791

(204)

5,587

-

-

5,587

Transfers

209

(832)

(623)

623

-

-

Disposals

-

(15)

(15)

(546)

-

(561)

Gross value as at 30 June 2001

10,500

68,689

79,189

39,720

8,472

127,381

Accumulated Depreciation/Amortisation as at 1 July 2000

90

947

1,037

19,069

-

20,106

Depreciation/amortisation charge for assets held 1 July 2000

54

890

944

3,366

-

4,310

Depreciation/amortisation charge for additions

-

2,297

2,297

204

-

2,501

Adjustment for revaluations

(156)

(1,543)

(1,699)

-

-

(1,699)

Adjustment for transfers

12

(66)

(54)

54

-

-

Adjustment for disposals

-

(8)

(8)

(426)

-

(434)

Accumulated Depreciation/Amortisation at 30 June 2001

-

2,517

2,517

22,267

-

24,784

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value as at 30 June 2001

10,500

66,172

76,672

17,453

8,472

102,597

Net book value as at 1 July 2000

4,410

17,967

22,377

16,885

8,288

47,551

TABLE B Summary of balances of assets at valuation as at 30 June 2001

Item

Land

Buildings

Total Land & Buildings

Infrastructure, Plant & Equipment

National Maritime Collection

Total

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

$’000s

As at 30 June 2001

Gross value

10,5000

17,000

27,500

32,764

8,288

68,552

Accumulated Depreciation/Amortisation

-

-

-

(20,817)

-

(20,817)

Net book value

10,500

17,000

27,500

11,947

8,288

47,735

As at 30 June 2000

Gross value

-

213

213

33,225

8,288

41,726

Accumulated Depreciation/Amortisation

-

(86)

(86)

(18,866)

-

(18,952)

Net book value

-

127

127

14,359

8,288

22,774

10E. Inventory $’000 $’000

Store inventory held for resale – at cost

95

74

 

10F. Other non-financial assets

Prepayments

546

40

 

11. INTEREST BEARING LIABILITIES


11A. Loans

Bill of exchange

18,937

19,886

The Museum has an external loan of $18,937,766 (2000: $19,885,909) which financed the construction of the Wharf 7 building and is due to be fully repaid in July 2010.

The bill of exchange is held with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

The Museum has no other debt facilities.

Loans at reporting date are payable as follows:

Within one year: 675 -

1,123

948

Within one to two years

1,305

1,123

Within two to five years:

5,167

4,528

More than five years

11,342

13,287

Total loans

18,937

19,886

 

12. PROVISIONS

12A. Employees

Salaries and wages 101 70

152

139

Bonus

267

-

Leave

1,654

1,323

Aggregate employee entitlement liability

2,073

1,462

 

13. PAYABLES

13A. Suppliers

Trade creditors 990 855

1,150

940

13B. Deposits

Advance revenue – Venue hire

89

1,260

Advance revenue – Other

113

30

Total deposits repayable

202

1,290

 

 

14. EQUITY

Item

 

Capital

 

Accumulated Results

Asset Revaluation Reserve

TOTAL EQUITY

 

2001

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

 

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

Balance 1 July

Operating result

Net revaluation increases

Capital Use Charge

Capital Injection

1,000

-

-

-

-

12,379

62,136

-

(9,626)

12,030

1,963

-

(1,614)

13,200

-

7,285

-

11,353

-

1,847

26,579

62,136

7,285

(9,626)

-

23,383

1,963

1,847

(1,614)

1,000

Balance 30 June

1,000

64,889

12,379

20,485

13,200

86,374

26,579

The net revaluation increase in the asset revaluation reserve comprises:

 

$’000

$’000

 

 

 

Land & Buildings

7,285

-

 

15. NON-CASH FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Non-cash financing and investing activities

50,174

-

The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia transferred the ownership of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s museum and exhibition centre building at Darling Harbour to the Museum, at its net book value at the time of transfer, 1 July 2000.

 

16. CASH FLOW RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation of operating surplus from ordinary activities to net cash from operating activities:

Operating surplus

11,962

1,963

Depreciation and amortisation of property, plant
& equipment 1,943 2,693

6,811

4,774

Write-off /losses on property, plant & equipment

93

12

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

(Increase)/decrease in receivables

(247)

(351)

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

(21)

29

(Increase)/decrease in other assets

(506)

(15)

Increase/(decrease) in employee provisions

611

(60)

Increase/(decrease) in liability to suppliers,
deposits and accrued interest

(879)

492

 

 

 

Net cash from operating activities

17,824

6,844

 

 

17. REMUNERATION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS $’000 $’000

Aggregate amount of superannuation payments in connection 19,428 19,833
with the retirement of Council members

1,930

8,926

Other remuneration received or due and receivable by Council 194,754 193,066
members of the Museum

264,152

281,306

Total remuneration received or due and receivable by Council 214,182 212,899
members of the Museum

266,082

290,232

The number of Council members of the Museum included in these figures are shown below in the relevant remuneration bands

 

Number

 

 

 

$ nil - $10,000 9 10

7

9

$10,001 - $20,000

4

1

$20,001 - $30,000

1

2

$170,001 - $180,000

1

-

 

 

 

 

13

12

 

18. RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURES

Council Members of the Museum during the year were:

Mr Mark Bethwaite (Chairman) (appointed 29 June 2001)

Ms Kay Cottee AO (Chairman) (resigned 29 June 2001)

Ms Mary-Louise Williams (Director)
Mr John Kirby
Mr Richard Bunting

Ms Cecilia Caffery

Ms Anthe Philippides (resigned 20 December 2000)

Mr Bruce McDonald

Mr John Farrell

Mr Noel Robins

RADM William Dovers RAN

Mr Marcus Blackmore (appointed 22 November 2000)

Mr John Simpson (appointed 22 November 2000)

The aggregate remuneration of Council Members is disclosed in Note 17.

 

19. REMUNERATION OF AUDITORS

Remuneration to the Auditor-General for auditing 36,000 38,000
the financial statements

34,000

35,000

No other services were provided by the Auditor-General during the reporting period.

 

 

20. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

20. a) Terms, Conditions and Accounting policies

Financial Instrument

Notes

Accounting Policies and Methods (including recognition criteria and measurement basis)

Nature of underlying instrument (including significant terms and conditions affecting the amount, timing and certainty of cash flows)

Financial Assets

Financial assets are recognised when control over future economic benefits is established and the amount of the benefit can be reliably measured.

Deposits at call and cash on hand

9A

Deposits are recognised at their nominal amounts. Interest is credited to revenue as it accrues.

Temporarily surplus funds, mainly from monthly drawdowns of appropriation, are placed on deposit at call with the ANZ Bank. Interest is earned on the daily balance at the prevailing daily rate for money at call and is paid monthly.

Bank bills

9A

The bills are recognised at cost. Interest is accrued as it is earned.

The bills are funds with the ANZ Bank, in 30 day accounts, and earn interest at the prevailing rate.

Receivables for goods and services

9B

Receivables are recognised at the nominal amounts due less any provision for bad and doubtful debts. Provision is made when collection of the debt is judged to be unlikely.

Credit terms are net 30 days.

Financial Liabilities

Financial liabilities are recognised when a present obligation to another party is entered into and the amount of the liability can be reliably measured.

Bills of exchange

11A

Bills are carried at the amount of their initial proceeds plus accrued interest.

Bills are issued at a discount reflecting market yields. They have an average maturity of 90 days and an effective interest rate of 6.9%. The bills will be fully repaid in July 2010.

Trade Creditors

13A

Trade creditors are recognised at their nominal amounts, being the amounts at which the liabilities will be settled. Liabilities are recognised to the extent that the goods or services have been received (and irrespective of having been invoiced).

Settlement is usually made net 30 days.

Refundable Deposits

13B

Deposits for advance services are recognised at their nominal amounts.

Service revenue is recognised as it is earned, at the date the service is provided.

20. b) Financial Instruments: Interest Rate Risk

Financial

Notes

Floating

Fixed Interest Rate

Non-Interest

Total

Weighted Avg Effective

Instrument

 

Interest Rate

1 year or less

1 - 5 years

> 5 years

Bearing

 

Interest Rate

 

 

00-01

$’000

99-00

$’000

00-01

$’000

99-00

$’000

00-01

$’000

99-00

$’000

00-01

$’000

99-00

$’000

00-01

$’000

99-00

$’000

00-01

$’000

99-00

$’000

00-01

%

99-00

%

Financial Assets

Cash deposits and cash on hand

9A

933

397

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

933

397

3.21

4.31

Bank bills

9A

3,200

1,000

767

724

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,967

1,724

5.34

5.35

Receivables for goods and services

9B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

638

371

638

371

n/a

n/a

Total financial assets recognised

4,133

1,397

767

724

-

-

-

-

638

371

5,538

2,492

 

 

Total Assets

108,776

50,157

 

Financial Liabilities

Bills of exchange

11A

-

-

-

-

-

-

18,937

19,886

-

-

18,937

19,886

6.9

6.9

Trade creditors

13A

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,150

940

1,150

940

n/a

n/a

Refundable deposits

13B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

202

1,290

202

1,290

n/a

n/a

Other payable

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

21

-

21

-

n/a

n/a

Total financial liabilities recognised

-

-

-

-

-

-

18,937

19,886

1,373

2,230

20,310

22,116

 

 

Total Liabilities

22,402

23,578

 

Unrecognised Instruments

 

 

 

 

 

Other commitments

Schedule of Commitments

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7,682

-

7,682

-

n/a

n/a

Total financial assets (Unrecognised)

7,682

-

7,682

-

 

 

Other commitments

Schedule of Commitments

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

100

90

100

90

n/a

n/a

Total financial liabilities (Unrecognised)

100

90

100

90

 

20. Financial Instruments

20. c) Net Fair Values of Financial Assets and Liabilities

 

 

Financial Assets

 

 

Note

2000-01

1999-00

Total carrying amount

Aggregate net fair value

Total carrying amount

Aggregate net fair value

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

Cash

9A

4,133

4,133

1,397

1,397

Investments

9A

767

767

724

724

Receivables for goods and services

9B

638

638

121

121

Receivable from Trust

9B

-

-

250

250

Total Financial Assets

5,538

5,538

2,492

2,492

Financial Liabilities (Recognised)

Bank loan/Bill of exchange

11A

18,937

19,932

19,886

19,080

Trade creditors

13A

1,150

1,150

940

940

Repayable deposits

13B

202

202

1,290

1,290

Other payable

 

21

21

-

-

Total Financial Liabilities (Recognised)

20,310

21,305

22,116

21,310

Financial Assets

The net fair values of cash, deposits on call and receivables approximate their carrying amounts.

The net fair values of bank bills are based on discounted cash flows using current interest rates for assets with similar risk profiles.


Financial liabilities

The net fair value of trade creditors are approximated by their carrying amounts. The net fair value of the bills of exchange, which will be rolled over after 90 day maturity periods for up to 9 years to finance the long-term loan, are based on discounted cash flows using current interest rates for liabilities with similar risk profiles.

d) Credit Risk Exposures

The Museum’s maximum exposures to credit risk at reporting date in relation to each class of recognised financial assets is the carrying amount of those assets as indicated in the Statement of Financial Position.

The Museum has no significant exposures to any concentrations of credit risk. All figures for credit risk referred to do not take into account the value of any collateral or other security.

 

21. TRUST MONEY

The Museum has established a number of Trust accounts which are detailed below. Donations and bequests are received for specified purposes under formal trust arrangements. Monies received are placed in a special bank account and expended on the specified projects in accordance with the terms of the trusts. These monies are not available for other purposes of the Museum and are not recognised in the financial statements.

a) USA Bicentennial Gift Fund

In December 1987 a gift of US$5 million was received to develop and maintain the USA Gallery at the Museum. Upon completion of the fitout the assets were transferred to the Museum. The financial position of the Fund is as follows:

2001 2000
$’000 $’000

Opening balance at 1 July 3,709 3,854

3,857

3,721

Receipts: Interest

191

252

Exhibitions

34

26

 

4,082

3,999

 

 

 

Less payments:

 

 

Acquisitions

32

142

Other expenses

211

162

 

 

 

Increase/(decrease) in value of Managed Fund

(11)

162

 

 

 

Closing balance at 30 June

3,828

3,857

 

 

 

Represented by:

 

 

Managed Funds

3,791

3,901

Interest Receivable

16

206

Liability to Museum

21

(250)

 

3,828

3,857

The USA Gallery funds are deposited into a long-term investment with Merrill Lynch Mercury Wholesale Balanced Fund. Ongoing operational expenses are financed from interest payable from this Fund.

b) NZ Bicentennial Gift Fund

A fund was created to research and develop educational material and undertake maintenance relating to the yacht Akarana. The financial position of the Fund is as follows:

Opening balance at 1 July 27 26

41

39

Receipts: Interest

3

2

Closing balance at 30 June

44

41

 

 

 

Represented by

 

 

Bank deposit

44

41

c) Patrons Fund

This fund was created by the Council as part of the Museum’s Sponsorship Policy and in June 2001, the balance of the funds were transferred to the Australian National Maritime Foundation. The financial position of the Fund is as follows:

Opening balance at 1 July 330 336

365

346

Receipts: Interest received

20

19

Transfer to Australian National Maritime Foundation

(385)

-

Closing balance at 30 June

-

365

 

 

 

Represented by:

 

 

Bank deposit

-

364

Interest Receivable

-

1

 

-

365

 

d) Louis Vuitton Fund

In November 1988 Louis Vuitton Pty Ltd donated $30,000 to set up the Louis Vuitton Collection for the acquisition of material relating to the early French exploration voyages to the Pacific, as well as later maritime association between France and Australia. The financial position of the Fund is as follows:

Opening balance at 1 July

12

11

Receipts: Interest

-

1

 

12

12

 

 

 

Represented by:

 

 

Bank deposit

12

12

 

22. APPROPRIATIONS

The Museum received the following appropriations during the year out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund:

Annual Appropriation Bill No 1 – Basic Appropriation

28,435

19,983

Annual Appropriation Bill No 2 – Equity Injection

-

1,000

Appropriation Bill No 3 – Additional Funding

-

875

Closing balance at 30 June

28,435

21,858

 

 

 

Section 4

Appendixes

Appendix 1

Visitor & Members Programs 2000-2001

Seminars

30/09/00: ‘Lighthouses – To see or not to see’.
A general history of lighthouses and viewing of the Tasman Island Light, Carpentaria Lightship, Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse and some Dunbar relics. Lectures by ANMM Curators and Maritime Archaeologist. WEA Program

4-5/11/00: Dolphins in the Harbour Festival – family event celebrating the return of the marine mammals to Sydney Harbour, with lectures, workshops, films, storytelling and music. The Dolphin Society

10-12/11/00: 2000 National Conference of the Australian Maritime Museums Council: issues for maritime museums and heritage organisations in the new millennium

15/11/00: "Pewter Plates: Two Dutchmen and the Batavia’ Illustrated talk by ANMM curator Lindsey Shaw followed by tour of exhibition
A Curious Coincidence
and Batavia. WEA Program

27/03/01: ‘The Books That were Banned’ Illustrated lecture by Yvonne Downs, talk by ANMM curator Patricia Miles and guided tour of Smugglers exhibition. WEA Program

Cruise Forums – first of special series of four on-the-water seminars exploring human impact on the fragile environment of Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River, with expert lecturers and water tours of the sites under discussion. The sessions this financial year were:

20/05/01: Forum 1 ‘What’s a Harbour worth?’ Foreshore redevelopment with Professor Paul Adam, activist Jack Mundey and architect Rick Leplaistrier, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

03/06/01: Forum 2 ‘Boating on the Harbour’ with yachtsman Bill Gale & Chris Bolton, events manager for Waterways Authority of NSW.

Lectures and Talks

16/07/00: ‘An Afternoon with Captain Chris Blake’, Members lecture by Chris Blake, CEO and Master of Endeavour

21/07/00: ‘Olympic Hopeful Neville Wittey’, Members lecture by Neville Wittey, sailing competitor 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

23/07/00: ‘Orphans of History: The Forgotten Children of the First Fleet’, Members lecture by Robert Holden, author

16/08/00: ‘Shipwrecks Emerging from the Sand’, Members lecture by David Nutley, Senior Maritime Archaeologist NSW Heritage Office

26/08/00: ‘Murder, Mayhem Fire and Storm’, Members lecture by Max Jeffreys, author

31/08/00: ‘Where Did They Come From? Early 17th-century Dutch republic and its maritime expansion’, Members lecture by Dr Peter Sigmond

07/10/00: ‘The Recreation of Endeavour’, Members lecture by Antonia Macarthur, HM Bark Endeavour Foundation historian

18/10/00: ‘Is it Endeavour?’, Members lecture by Curators Paul Hundley, Kieran Hosty and Conservator Sue Bassett, ANMM maritime archaeology team at Rhode Island

21/10/00: ‘Nelson’s Life, Loves & Victories’, Members lecture by Lindsey Shaw, ANMM Senior Curator Maritime Technology, Exploration & Navy

28/10/00: ‘Navy Women in WWII’, Members lecture by Shirley Fenton-Huie, author

11/11/00: ‘Rum, Sodomy and the Lash’, lecture on the history of rum, the sailor’s drink, by ANMM Public Affairs Manager, sailor and drinker, Jeffrey Mellefont. Plus a rum tasting led by the lecturer

18/11/00: ‘The Battle of Brisbane’, Members lecture by Robert Macklin, author and journalist

29/11/00: ‘Ancient Egypt’, Members lecture by Dr Colin A Hope, Director Centre for Archaeology & Ancient History, Monash University

10/12/00: ‘Maritime Archaeology’, Members lecture by Professor Brian Williams, Joint Director Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Northern Island

20/01/01: ‘The Dark Betrayal’, Members lecture by Frank Walker, author

04/02/01: ‘Shapes on the Wind’, Members lecture by Dr David Lewis, author

04/03/01: ‘Duyfken - Past & Present’, Members lecture and viewing by Graeme Cocks, Project Director Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation

05/03/01: ‘Researching & Designing the Duyfken Replica’, lecture and viewing by replica specialist Nick Burningham

22/03/01: ‘Studying "Noah’s Art" in Madura, Indonesia’, Members lecture by Jeffrey Mellefont, ANMM Public Affairs Manager

27/04/01: ‘Swimming Over Time’, Members lecture by Professor Robert Hohlfelder, Professor of History University of Colorado

12/05/01: ‘The 1879 International Exhibition & Garden Palace’, Members lecture by Roslyn Maguire, researcher and contributing editor

23/05/01: ‘Customs History Yesterday & Today’, Members lecture by Graeme Austin, Director Tariff Concessions, and Phillip Paraggio, Director Border Operations

30/05/01: ‘James Craig: a Dream Fulfilled... History of the vessel and its reconstruction’ by Hugh Lander, Sydney Heritage Fleet, followed by a guided tour of the ship. WEA Program

30/06/01: ‘Australian Gold: Trinkets, Trophies & Testimonials’, Members lecture by Paul Hundley, ANMM Curator USA Gallery, and John Wade, President Australiana Society

Tours

01/07/00: Members walking tour of Kirribilli with Margaret White, local historian

04/07/00: Members view Historic Grace Hotel, tour and afternoon tea

15/07/00: Members tour Sydney Observatory

01/08/00: Members tour Spectacle Island, Naval Repository

02/09/00: Members walking tour of Longueville with Lane Cove Historical Society

28/10/00: Members walking tour of Birchgrove, with local resident Diana Garder

08, 15/11/00: Members view the Westin Hotel, tour and afternoon tea

18/11/00: Members walking tour of Paddington

02/12/00: Members walking tour of Pyrmont with ANMM Volunteer guides

06/01/01: Members walking tour of Manly

13, 14/01/01: Members tour Fort Denison

17/02/01: Members tour Quarantine Station, North Head

18/02/01: Members tour RAN warship
HMAS Tobruk

02/03/01: Members tour and lunch on board cruise ship Pacific Sky

30/03/01: Members tour Queen Victoria Building

01/04/01: Members walking tour of Chatswood with local historian Paul Storm

21/04/01: Members guided tour of Nutcote, May Gibbs’ home

22/04/01: Members underground tour of St James Railway Tunnels

29/04/01: Heritage Week for Members: tour of Berrys Bay Shipyard

04/05/01: Members walking tour of Leichhardt

26/05/01: Members walking tour of Haberfield with local historian Vincent Crow

On the Water

04/11/00: 2nd Members Sailing Regatta with Sydney By Sail

15/11/00: Members Jacaranda cruise of Lane Cove River with Adam Woodhams from Plants Plus, on board Lithgow

26/01/01: Members participate in Historic Fleet Parade during Australia Day celebration, on board Lithgow and Reliance

24/02/01: Members cruise of Port Hacking waterways

03/03/01: Members welcome Duyfken, on board MV Proclaim and MV Fiesta

11/03/01: Members farewell the BT Global Challenge yachts on their re-start, on board MV Proclaim and MV Fiesta

28/04/01: Members cruise ‘The Islands of Sydney Harbour’ with authors Mary Shelley Clark and Jack Clark, on board MV Proclaim

Other Public & Members Programs

01/07, 1/11/00: Batavia Spice Workshops hosted by Spice master Ian Hemphill, explores the history and uses of spices carried to Europe by Dutch East Indiamen like Batavia

01-16/07/00: Neptune’s Kingdom – Kids’ Deck dress-ups, art and craft themed on Secrets of the Sea exhibition

05/07/00: Members viewing of Des Liddy Scrimshaw Collection with ANMM Curator Patricia Miles

05/08/00: Batavia Rijstafel Banquet hosted by Carol Selva Rajah, celebrating the cuisine and cultures of Indonesia, formerly the Dutch East Indies

11/07/00: Members viewing State Library of NSW exhibition Travellers’ Tales with Curator Maggie Patton

22/07-27/08/00: Sea Monsters – Kids’ Deck arts and crafts themed on Secrets of the Sea exhibition

30/07/00: Unveiling of new names on The Welcome Wall, the Museum’s tribute to all migrants, attended by subscribers and their families. Guest of honour Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen, Director, Sydney Jewish Museum

08/08/00: Members viewing Powerhouse Museum exhibition 1000 Years of the Olympic Games: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

24/08/00: Members viewing George Francis Train’s 61-piece dinner service with USA Gallery Curator Paul Hundley

09/00-30/03/00 Daily: The Noon Gun. Loading and firing of Batavia replica cannon on the South Wharf, sponsored by Robert Timms

14/10-26/11/00: Ships, boats and other things that float – Kids’ Deck model making and junior naval architecture

25/10/00, 21/03/01: New Members Receptions, ANMM Members Exclusive

4-25/11/00, 04/03-01/04/01 (weekends): Batavia Lacemaking Demonstrations by members of the Australian Lace Guild including replicas of fragments found on the shipwreck

04-05/11/00: Dolphun weekend – Kids’ Deck fun and drama in association with Dolphins in the Harbour Festival

11-12/11/00: Batavia Maritime Marketplace – weekend festival of stalls selling Indonesian and Dutch wares, food, marine antiques, period demonstrations of maritime crafts, music, dance, children’s activities, ship model exhibition

24/11/00, 17/02/01, 17/03/01: Nights in the Navy. Family sausage sizzle followed by guided tours of Vampire and Onslow

25/11/00: 9th Members Anniversary Lunch, Terrace Room, ANMM, hosted by Chairman Kay Cottee, Director Mary-Louise Williams and guest speaker The Hon Peter Collins QC MP

02-10/12/00 (weekends): Fly the Flag, Kids’ Deck fun with ships and boats and flag making

16/12/00-30/06/01, 14-29/04/01: Kids’ Space Port – Kid’s Deck in space, dress-ups, model making, arts and crafts themed on Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001 exhibition

26/01/01: Members Australia Day fireworks picnic/party, Ben Lexcen Walk

03-31/03/01 (Sundays): Fearsome Flying Ships, Kids’ Deck storytelling, art and crafts themed on Noah’s Art – Maritime Arts of Madura exhibition

03-18/03/01 (weekends): Duyfken clog boats – Kids’ Deck model making themed on visiting replica Duyfken

18-25/03/01: Seniors Week special guided tours for seniors

25/03/00: Unveiling of new names on The Welcome Wall, the Museum’s tribute to all migrants, attended by subscribers and their families. Guest of honour Shirley Fitzgerald, Principal Historian of the City of Sydney

April-May 2001: Heritage Week – Centenary of Federation. Morsecodians from the Telstra Museum sent 852 messages around Australia via the old telegraph station at Alice Springs, and 687 messages around the world in aid of the Flying Doctor Service.

12/04/01: Members join official opening of Gold Rush! The Australian Experience

03/05-30/06/01: Mini Mariners – Puppets & Rhyme at the Maritime. Poems, songs, stories, puppetry for under-fives

23/05/01: Australian Customs Service sniffer dog demonstrations for schools in the ANZ Theatre

16/06/01: Bloomsday. The James Joyce Foundation’s readings from James Joyce and Homer by actors and celebrities; CYCA yacht race The Ulysses Challenge ending at the Museum.

School Holiday Programs

01-16/07/00: Family theatre – Endeavour Recruits. Actors bring history to life at the Endeavour replica

03-14/07/00: Endeavour workshops – model making, arts and crafts

01-16/07/00, 26/12/00-25/01/10: Batavia Rat Tracks – exploration trail around the visiting reproduction of the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia

16/12-25/01/01, 14-29/04/01: Kids’ Space Port – Kid’s Deck in space, dress-ups, model making, arts and crafts themed on Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001 exhibition

27/1200-25/01/01: Family Theatre – Smugglers in Space. Actors provide young visitors with links to Centenary of Federation exhibition Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001

27/12/00-25/01/01, 17-27/04/01: Programs for booked groups – tailored activities for groups of 10 or more children including Kids’ Space Port activities, ship visits

18,20,25,27/04/01: Alien mask workshop led by puppeteer Phillip Einfeld for 9-10 year olds

Programs available to visiting Schools

26/06/01: Marine Careers Day, an opportunity for senior students to assess options, career paths, qualifications and occupation specifications. Presenters from marine construction, engineering, seafood industries, ADF, marine science, museums, tertiary education and government departments.

Secrets of the Sea – visits Secrets of the Sea – Myth, Lore & Legend exhibition, years 1-12, English 5-12, Greek Mythology for History, activity books years 1-3, 4-10. Neptune’s dress-up game for years 2-6

Saltwater: Yirrkala Bark Paintings – visits exhibition Saltwater – Yirrkala bark paintings of sea country recognising indigenous sea rights, years K-12 including activity trails and painting legal documents; plus tour of Merana Eora Nora gallery and ferry tour of Goat Island Aboriginal sites

Power of the Song: Symbolism in Indigenous art – visits Merana Eora Nora gallery, years 4-8, resource materials, explores symbolism in Western and Aboriginal art

Go Dutch on Batavia – years 3-12, resource kit with ideas for Primary HSIE, English 7-10, History 7-10

Ship Shape Batavia interactive workshop – years 4-9, resource sheets, knots, charting, spices and cargo, theatrical presentation included

A Curious Coincidence – visits exhibition A Curious Coincidence – Two 17th-century Dutch explorers encounter Australia with Hartogh and de Vlamingh pewter plates; guided tours, student activity sheets

Duyfken 1606 – boards replica of the first know European ship to chart Australian coastline, land on Australian soil and encounter indigenous Australians

James Craig tall ship – links with Transport and Gold Rush themes years 2-12, Ship Shape program highlights life on board a working tall ship

Smugglers Tales – views Smugglers – Customs & Contraband 1901-2001 exhibition, years 2-4, storytelling about the work of Customs and how
it helps the community

Who’s a Smuggler? – views Smugglers – Customs
& Contraband 1901-2001
exhibition, years 5-10, hypothetical panel role-play game addresses environmental issues of items seized by Customs

The Prospectors – theatre performance for years 5-6 dramatise life in the goldfields, located in the exhibition Gold Rush! The Australian Experience in the USA Gallery

General History Cruise – years 3-12 cruise on heritage ferry accompanied by Teacher Guide

Investigating Pyrmont Cruise – years 3-12 cruise on heritage ferry accompanied by Teacher Guide

Goat Island History Cruise – years 3-12 cruise on heritage ferry accompanied by Teacher Guide

Puzzling Cruises – years 4-8 cruise on heritage ferry, resource sheets with information on how the Harbour works, who uses it and why

Senior Geography Cruise – years 11-12 cruise on heritage ferry accompanied by Teacher Guide, foreshore walk with Sydney Harbour Foreshores Authority guide

Submarine Adventure – games, experiments and activities for upper primary and junior secondary

Junior Maritime Archaeology – hands-on, enquiry-based workshop for history students, upper primary and secondary

Shipwreck and Salvage Workshop – year 12 Chemistry, talks by conservators, examination of objects, experiments, Museum tour

Shipwreck Sleuths – years 7-10, scientific principles used to identify origin of salvaged artefacts, analysis of materials, tour of restored barque James Craig

Science and the Sea – years 5-8, scientific principles relating to a maritime environment: buoyancy, corrosion, navigation, communication, explorers and science

Creative Conservation – self-guided tours for years 7-10 looks at nature and practice of science

Appendix 2

Selected Acquisitions 2000-2001

Artworks & Prints

Oil painting titled The Last Regatta by Randall Wilson, 1999
This painting depicts HMAS Hobart (II) leaving Hobart for the last time. Subsequent to this event, the DDG was then decommissioned from the Royal Australian Navy. The destroyer escort saw service during the Vietnam War.

Print showing Captain Cook landing from HMB Endeavour by Geoffrey Ingleton, 1930
Despite the enormity of Cook’s life and association with the European settlement of Australia, there are few contemporary paintings linked with him that are still available. Images after the event are a major source of material available to the Museum. Geoffrey Ingleton is a recognised artist of historical events and has a reputation for accuracy in his ship portrayals. His research into the events and the ships and people involved is thorough.

Graphite pencil drawing titled The Bat – HMAS Vampire by Darrell White, Western Australia, 2000
The image portrays the ship in its pre-1969 configuration, which is probably its most interesting – all weapons are shown as the ship powers through the sea. HMAS Vampire is one of the Museum’s most popular attractions.

Watercolour titled HMS Hood off Neutral Bay by John Llewelyn Jones (1866-1927), 1924
Features the Royal Navy battle cruiser HMS Hood in Sydney as part of the Royal Navy’s Special Service Squadron world tour 1923-1924. Hood was one of seven RN ships in the Squadron. HMS Hood was sunk by the German Bismarck in 1941 in the North Atlantic when a direct hit blew up the gun magazine. Gift from Patrick Corbally Stourton under the Cultural Gifts Program.

Saltwater – Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country Collection, 1990s
The 77 bark paintings represent the spiritual and legal basis of Yolngu’s claim to Sea Rights on their saltwater country. Each artist has inherited the right to paint only his or her sea country. Together, this collection of bark paintings forms a map of the saltwater country of northeast Arnhem Land. This sacred knowledge was painted for non-Aboriginal people to teach them Yolngu Law. Yolngu elders have instructed that as these paintings will never be produced again and the collection must stay together in Australia. It is the work of 47 artists who have each painted their part of the history and map of their estate. The Yolngu paint some of the most beautiful and spectacular bark paintings in Australia. Saltwater contains works by recognised masters as well as up and coming artists. Award winners include Wukun Wanambi (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award best bark painting 1998) and Yangarriny Wununmurra (1997 Overall First Prize winner NATSIAA). Acquired with assistance of Stephen Grant, Grant Pirrie Gallery.

Series of acrylic on canvas paintings by Laura van Tatenhove of transport ships in Port Sydney, 1999
The Gratitude Maritime Company’s ship Libra Leader and Octamode Marino SA’s ship Hyundai 109 are depicted docking with tugs and unloading a shipment of cars at White Bay in 1999.

Ten acrylic and watercolour paintings by indigenous artist Bronwyn Bancroft
Used to illustrate Percy Mumbulla’s book The Whalers. Uncle Percy Mumbulla, a Yuin man, was an important elder and great storyteller of the far south coast Aboriginal community. Bronwyn Bancroft, a respected indigenous artist, is a descendent from the Bunjalung people.

Two woven sedge sculptures by Yvonne Koolmatrie, 2001
These two sculptures, Murray cod and Fish, are significant additions to the body of work by Yvonne Koolmatrie held in the ANMM collection. They are not only excellent examples of her most recent woven sculptural works but extend the range of her more traditional basketry and mat weavings to three-dimensional sculptural forms of the marine creatures directly relevant to her own ancestral stories and to the culture and lore of the Ngarrindjeri community of the Lower Murray.

Sketches and painting by Frank Norton, 1930s
Two pencil sketches and one gouache painting by Frank Norton (1916-1983) depicting respectively: Shell Oil storage tanks, Gore Bay, Sydney, July 1936, with Shell tanker SS Scacaria; Pyrmont and wheat silo, Sydney 1934; First Convoy World War 2 off Fremantle, January 1940.

Books

The Australian Part of Banks’ Florilegium, 1980-1990
Parts I to XV of Banks’ Florilegium containing 337 plates of plant specimens collected in Australia by Joseph Banks and Daniel Carl Solander on Cook’s first voyage 1768-1771. Published by The Museum of Natural History, London. Engravings by Editions Alecto Ltd, 1980-1990. Gift from Dr and Mrs Eric Schiller under the Cultural Gifts Program

Rare books, four volumes of Le Tour du Monde, 1860-1863
These four volumes by Edouard Charten were produced in France and are part of an annual series looking at the opening of the world by European travellers and explorers. It can be seen as the National Geographic of its day. These volumes in particular deal with Australasian stories. Purchased with the assistance of the Louis Vuitton Fund $950

Rare book, Cornelis Van Yk’s Dutch Shipbuilding, 1697
An important work on 17th-century shipbuilding. Gives one of the first detailed account of materials used, requisite sizes of masts, rigging, sails, frames, floors, hull planking, ceilings and fastenings, as well as ship construction and shipyard practices. Used as a reference for the building of the reconstructions of the Batavia and the Duyfken.

Set of children’s adventure books, 1920s – 1930s
Haydon, A The Empire Annual for Australian Boys Vol 15, published London about 1923, with embossed leather cover and spine and coloured frontispiece with scene of young boy in canoe paddled by young Native American boy. Children’s book: Our Boy’s Tip Top, London, 1930s. Both volumes contain stories designed to inspire children with themes of travel, fantasy, adventure, sport and play. They reflect a romanticised view of Empire and glory exemplified in outdoors and adventure literature from the early 20th century to the 1960s.

Tools & Equipment

Company wax seal, the Australian Direct Via Panama Steam Navigation Company, 1853
Features the company’s coat of arms of a lion and kangaroo supporting a globe showing the steam route of the company from England to Australia via the Panama Canal.

Clothing & Accessories

Midshipman’s dirk, late 18th century
Bone grip, silver quillon and iron alloy blade. Originally said to have been owned by James Cook, subsequent research has revealed that it has no connection with the famous explorer. It is a typical dirk of the type worn by Royal Navy midshipmen of the late 18th century. Transferred from the National Library of Australia

Launch medal for the London Missionary Society’s ship John Williams, 1844
The LMS’ Pacific flagship was the John Williams – launched at Harwich on March 20 1844 and the first of four such-named ships. It was named after the founder of the LMS and served in the Pacific until wrecked at Danger Island in the Cook group on 16 May 1864.

Women’s one-piece halter neck Steps swim suit size 10, style 2133, designed by Nicole Zimmermann for the summer 2000 range
The design is based on a Florence Broadhurst wall paper design from the 1970s and is a bold geometric motif in denim, chocolate and green.

Collection of memorabilia used by Australian adventurer Peter Treseder
Boy Scout items and clothing and equipment used on his double crossing of the Timor Sea by kayak in July 1994.

Models & Model Parts

Toy model of SMS Emden made in Germany about 1915
This coil spring clockwork model of SMS Emden – the German raider defeated in World War I by HMAS Sydney – was made by Lehmann Patentwerks in Germany in commemoration of this famous and very successful raider.

Vessels, Vessel Parts & Plans

Ugly Duckling
470 class high-performance double-handed racing dinghy sailed by skipper Jenny Armstrong and Belinda Stowell to win Olympic gold for Australia in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games on Sydney Harbour. Also included are competition bib, wetsuit, lifejacket, shorts, shirt and sailing boots worn by Jenny Armstrong.

Folbot kayak
A 3.66-metre single-seater folding kayak used by Australian adventurer Peter Treseder who claimed to have paddled it alone across the Timor sea from Darwin to East Timor and back. The kayak is constructed from lightweight, high strength composite materials and folds down to fit into a 40x30x122 carry bag.

Beer Can Boat built by Lutz Frankenfeld, 2000
The boat was commissioned by the Museum for display in the new Watermarks exhibition in its Regattas theme, celebrating the annual Beer Can Regatta in Darwin. The vessel combines the style of a Viking longship, a Greek galley, a Lion’s Club figurehead, Southeast Asian lateen sail and four oars to celebrate Darwin’s multicultural society. It is deftly constructed from aluminium beer cans on an aluminium frame with wire mesh.

Big Blade or cleaver oar
Replica of oars used by the Australian Coxless Four Men’s rowing team, the Oarsome Foursome, to win gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. The oar blade is inscribed with details of their victory.

Other

Upright piano forte by Andres Freres, about 1880
The walnut-cased pianoforte has a folding keyboard and wall braces and is typical of a ship’s piano used to entertain during long voyages. Gift of Ken Storr under the Cultural Gifts Program

Engraved and decorated nautilus shell by C H Wood, about 1850
Commemorates the ‘Glorious Victories achieved by the Immortal Admiral Horatio Nelson’. Both sides are decorated, one with Britannia and the other with a winged goddess. Celebrates Nelson’s victories at Cape St Vincent, the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar.

Staffordshire pottery figure of Captain James Cook, Alpha Factory, England, about 1845
The figure is based on the famous 1776 portrait of James Cook by Nathaniel Dance although the explorer is shown here holding a manuscript rather than a chart.

Contents of Kay Cottee’s Cavalier 37 yacht Blackmores First Lady
Collection of items used by Kay Cottee on her successful ocean voyage as the first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. This collection has been acquired to fit-out her yacht Blackmores First Lady for display in the Watermarks exhibition currently being developed. The yacht and its contents are an almost intact record of Kay Cottee’s epic solo voyage around the world. The collection will clearly demonstrate the necessity for solo circumnavigators to be totally prepared for all situations.

Marquettes of lanterns from the New Year’s Eve Lantern Parade, Sydney Harbour 2000, made by the Ling Nan Craft Factory, China
Sydney Harbour was a dramatic backdrop to the Millennium celebrations broadcast to the world. The Parade of Sea Creatures featured in the celebrations was an important image that the thousands of spectators remember about the night.

Olympic Games and sporting memorabilia
Selection of Olympic Games and sporting memorabilia featuring Australian swimmers Dawn Fraser and Shane Gould. (1) Autograph album, 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, 650 autographs including Dawn Fraser, Murray Rose etc. (2) Shane Gould’s green wool Australian team blazer with embroidered pocket worn for the Amateur Swimming Union of Australia European Tour of 1971. (3) Shane Gould’s green and gold Australian team tracksuit jacket worn for the European Tour of 1971. (4) Shane Gould’s official Australian team marching uniform for the 1972 Munich Olympics, yellow mini short-sleeved woollen dress. (5) Shane Gould’s 1972 Munich Olympics Australian athlete’s informal dress, bri-nylon, short sleeved with fabric design of green and gold clouds and stars of the southern cross.

Appendix 3

Donors to the National Maritime Collection
2000-2001

Mrs May Agnew
Cap, knitted blue wool with pom pom, 2001
Made by May Agnew, member of the NSW Women’s Four champion sweep oar rowing crew 1928-36. The cap is like those worn by May Agnew (nee Harvey) and her crewmates when representing NSW during her career. The caps were hand-knitted in club colours. Blue was used for NSW state representative teams and the Sydney Women’s Rowing Club.

Australian City Properties Pty Ltd
A collection of ilma
The collection of 1,016 ilma was made by Roy Wiggan and his sons of One Arm Point, Western Australia. They were originally commissioned by Lord McAlpine to be used in special dances in Broome and Kooljiman at Cape Leveque.

Bairnsdale Rowing Club
Clinker built wooden rowing shell with outriggers and sliding seats, built for crew of four with coxswain and archival material about Bairnsdale rowing Club
Builder and date of construction unknown however use of clinker planking dates the boat to pre World War II and most probably to the 1930s. Donated by Bairnsdale Rowing Club, founded in 1891 on the Mitchell River in the Gippsland area of Victoria.

Mr Mark Barber
A fishing net approximately 30 m X 2 m
The net is thought to be approximately 70 years old. It was originally owned and used by George Gilbert who held the first Sydney Harbour fishing licence LFB 1 to trawl in the Harbour. Gilbert also had a fishmongers stand at the spit between the 1940s and the 1950s. Later the net was owned and used by the donor on a Tailor fishing boat Victoria Jean between the 1970s and 1980s.

Ms S Bassett
Souvenir teak bowl and tray, about 1929
Souvenir teak bowl and tray made from the timbers of HMAS Sydney (I).

Mr Allen George Brown
Half model of launch, about 1870
Half model, possibly of a launch, made by shipwright George Brown and carried in the first eight-hour day parade in Sydney.

Mr Ian Campbell
Dummy GME Epirb MT310 with case
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon with case, manufactured by Standard Communications Pty Ltd

Mr Steven Chapman
New South Wales Naval Brigade wooden water bottle, about 1900
This water bottle was standard issue to members of the New South Wales Naval Brigade and was kept by its first owner William Frederick John Chapman and passed down through the family. Such personal items relating to the Naval Brigade are relatively rare.

Darling Harbour Authority
Carpenters tool box, oak, maple and iron, place and date of manufacture unknown.
The lid has a painting of the James Baines at sea, under full canvas flying the red maritime ensign from the mizzenmast and a white flag with a red dot flying from the main mast. Around it is the inscription ‘James Baines, 1854. Thos. Park Carpenter’. On the underside of the lid is a painting of a ship carpenters’ guild herald with the insignia ‘Service with Safety’. On the front of the chest is painted the inscription ‘Thos Park, Ships Carpenter’.

Mr Bob Delaney
Set of butter knives and spoons from the RMS Niagara

Mr Peter Embrey
Slab polyethylene knee board with separate fin, elongated fin box and leg rope designed by Peter Crawford and made by the Dumlinson Company c. early 1980s and one foam kit boogie board designed by Tom Morey and made by Peter Embrey with calico board cover.
Both boards were used by Peter Embrey when he was in his 30s at Sydney beaches.

Fisher Library, University of Sydney
A collection of wooden half-hull models and wooden signs
These objects from Mort’s Dock and Engineering Company are a significant record of ship design and building in Sydney in the 19th century. T S Mort was one of Sydney’s most flamboyant entrepreneurs, and Mort’s Dock and Engineering Company was one of Sydney’s premier maritime engineering facilities in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

Mr Don Gilles
Two pictures of the Bell Pioneer
The Bell Pioneer was launched in 1990 as the first hatch coverless container ship. Mr Gilles was one of the Australian team which invented this revolutionary technology, and has previously donated a model of the prototype to the Museum.

Mr Brendon Hewett
Plywood aquaplane 1960s
Made by Fred Williams of Newcastle. The aquaplane has a tread on the deck and a maker’s sticker on the deck near the nose. The original towrope is attached. It was purchased by donor’s father and used by the donor’s family in the 1960s.

Mrs Joan Hunter
Imperial Service Medal and papers relating to Captain James Ayr Kay
Papers include USA ID card c1918, Commonwealth of Australia Permit to Board ships 1946, British Mercantile Marine ID Card 1918, Continuous Discharge Card 1918 -23. The medal was awarded for services as a sea captain in Australian coastal shipping during World War II.

Lady Desolie Hurley
Rowing memorabilia associated with Jack Humphries rowing career
(1) Trophy in the form of a rower standing holding an oar & inscribed on the base ‘MRC - JI Humphreys/Stroke/Winners-Senior VIII 1933 - Runners up Champion VIII NSW 1937’. (2) Gold fob watch presented to Jack Humphreys on his retirement as secretary of the Burns Philp Sports Club inscribed ‘To JI Humphreys as a token of esteem from Burns Philp Sports Club 15/7/1938’. (3) Medallion presented to Jack Humphreys for rowing in the regatta to commemorate the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. (4) Medallion presented to Jack Humphreys inscribed ‘Stet Fortune Domus MCMXXXV’. (5) Photograph Album containing personal family photos and photographs of Jack Humphrey’s rowing career. Material is associated with Jack I Humphreys (1906-1989) who rowed as stroke for Mosman Rowing Club in the 1930s and was also Secretary of the Burns Philp Sporting Club c.1934-38.

Kinetic Technology International Pty Ltd
Dummy KTI mini sat-alert personal Epirb
Dummy of a personal Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, model RBC 121.5/243 MHZ CN41, with case and Cospas/Sarsat satellite compatible. Manufactured by Kinetic Technology International Pty Ltd, Australia.

Mr C W Lewis
Unused hank of Cutty Hunk game fishing line with original label in situ
The 60 lb breaking strain, big game fishing line is braided Irish linen, the strongest material available prior to development of Nylon and Dacron line post-1945. Cutty Hunk was a well-known brand regarded as top of the range. The line belonged to Mr E P Andreas who along with son Harry Andreas were pioneers of game fishing in NSW. As engineers they built much equipment used for this type of fishing, such as the Fortuna reel.

Mr Desmond Liddy
Two whale vestigial pelvis bones

Mambo Graphics Pty Ltd
Mambo Graphics surfing memorabilia
Gerry Wedd ceramic mug and poster, titled Tapestry of Surfing, a Rockin Jelly Bean Mambo Goddess poster, a David McKay Greetings from Mambo - Maid in Australia poster, a Jim Mitchell Mambo Loud Shirts poster, a Marcelle Lunam Mambo Goddess poster, one Greetings from Summer 2000 catalogue, one Mambo Accessories Summer catalogue 2000, one Mambo Watches catalogue, Mambo Goddess Gone Red/Planet Jam Bikini. The bikini fabric print was designed by Marcelle Lunam, 2000

Murdoch University
A collection of original recordings of oral histories of commercial fishing
The collection comprises 207 cassette tapes and one bibliography produced for a research project by the Economics Department of Murdoch University in 1990. Published on CD-ROM, they provide a comprehensive record of the Australian fishing industry from the 1950s to 1990.

Mr George Neilson
1930s style Coxswain’s megaphone, pressed tin, wire, blue paint, elastic
Made in 2001 by George Neilson, current member of Balmain Rowing Club and boy coxswain in the late 1920s/early 1930s. Megaphone is designed to be worn attached to the head. Pressed tin funnel sits over the mouth and is held in place with three elastic bands sewn together. Megaphones were painted in rowing club colours. Blue was used for NSW state representative teams.

Mr Michael O’Flynn
Watercolour titled Pyrmont, 1971
A watercolour by A K Greenhill depicting cargo facilities at Pyrmont, possibly the CSR Wharf.

Cmdr R Richards, AM RANR
A Book of Common Prayer used on board HMAS Vampire 1957 to 1986.

Mr Randall Wilson
Print titled The Last Regatta HMAS Hobart DDG 39, 1999
A limited-edition print by Randall Wilson featuring HMAS Hobart (II) leaving Hobart for the last time.

Mrs Dot Peary
Beer coaster with image of 19th-century champion sculler, William Beach, incribed with the name Dapto Leagues/Beach’s Bistro
William Beach [1850 - 1935] was revered as a national sporting hero after winning the sculling Championship of the World for Australia seven times between 1884 and 1887. Racing both at home and abroad Beach proudly carried the hopes of the colony inspiring nationalist sentiment long before Federation. His victories were celebrated by everyone, from civic receptions and poetry to the very popular Beach’s Champion Oarsman’s Polka and mass production of souvenir glass beer mugs. Living well into his eighties he grew to become the ‘grand old man’ of the sculling world.

RANTEAA
Set of scale models made by Captain Crispin George and his daughter Rachel George for use during Captain George’s presentation of evidence to the Coronial Inquiry into the 1998 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race
The models show how a high line transfer is made during a sea rescue. The set includes a scale model of a 15-metre S70B2 Seahawk helicopter, a scale model of a 12.2-metre yacht, a scale model of a six-person life raft with drogue, a scale model of a parachute sea anchor deployed from the bow of yacht, a scale model of the drogue deployed from stern of yacht, and five action figures.

RFD (Australia) Pty Ltd
RFD six-person life raft emergency pack
Life raft emergency pack to Australian Yachting Federation specifications consisting of drawstring bag containing pump, torch and battery pack, red Mark 4 hand flares, orange Polar Mark 4 flares, red hand held rocket parachute flares, yellow plastic envelope, Rescue Signal Table, Seven Oceans Standard Emergency Ration packs, Seven Oceans packs of drinking water, plastic measuring cup, sponges, medical/first aid kit, instructions, plastic bag containing two tubes of sunscreen, plastic bags, emergency repair kit (for raft), heliograph in plastic wrap, plastic bag containing six boxes of Travacalm seasickness tablets, stopper pack

Rip Curl Australia
Surfing memorabilia
One pair of Core split toe boots, one blue Core men’s rash vest, one black Core women’s rash vest, one men’s Oceania print boardshorts, one Blue men’s Rip Curl Ocean technology tee-shirt, one women’s paisley print tankini top, one men’s triple density black boardshorts, one women’s Core wetsuit, one men’s blue and black Elasto wetsuit, one men’s black Elasto wetsuit, one men’s Oceantide Automatic Tide System surf watch, one women’s Classic Ocean Atoll surf watch, one Ripcurl 2001 summer catalogue, one Rip Curl sticker

Mr Neville Roberts
Galvanised iron dinghy with flat bottom, buoyancy tanks for and aft and touring /mooring rings at bow and stern, circa 1930s
The dinghy was used as a fishing punt and for duck shooting. It has been on the property of Neville Roberts at Eddington on the Lodden River, Central Victoria, for 25 years until removed to the Museum in 2000. Buildings on Neville’s property date to the 1850s. The dinghy is believed to have been made by local tinsmiths during the Depression of the 1930s. The workmanship is of a high standard.

Mr Ralph Sawyer
Oil and acrylic painting titled Midnight Trucker by Ralph Sawyer.
The painting represents manual cargo handling and shows a wharfie pulling a handcart set on the Sydney waterfront in the 1950s. It is modelled on Tony Pett from Ralph’s gang (505) and on a drawing by Clem Millward.

Speedo Australia Pty Ltd
Speedo silver latex Speedmask with storage case
Speedmask with small black plastic socket lenses designed for sprint events where forward vision is essential. It has a drag coefficient rating of 0.01. The Speed mask incorporates a swimming cap and goggles into one unit. It was trialled at the World Swimming Championships in Perth in January 1998.

Mr Joe Sweeney
Torquay Football Club sleeveless jersey and two leg ropes
Surfers at Torquay and Bells Beach wore jerseys of this type in the 1950s and early 1960s. Joe Sweeney made one of the leg ropes from a leather dog collar and rope. It represents the makeshift technology used in the early 1970s before leg ropes were commercially available. The other is an Ocean and Earth leg rope used by Joe Sweeney circa 1975.

Appendix 4

ANMM Publications

Books

Australia’s Immigrants: Convicts and Early Settlers* (1788 - 1850) by Kieran Hosty, Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6224 2 X 48pp including index, colour illustrations

Australia’s Immigrants: Miners and Farmers (1850 - 1890) by Kieran Hosty, Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6225 0 X 48pp including index, colour illustrations

Australia’s Immigrants: Free Settlers (1891 -1939) by Kevin Jones, Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 626 9 X 48pp including index, colour illustrations

Australia’s Immigrants: Post-war Europeans (1940 - 1975) by Helen Trepa, Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6227 7 X 48pp including index, colour illustrations

Australia’s Immigrants: Migrants and Refugees (1976 - 1999) by Helen Trepa, Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6228 5 X 48pp including index, colour illustrations

Guide to Maritime Museums in Australia, editor Daina Fletcher ANMM, published for the Australian Maritime Museums Council 2000. ISBN 0 646 40535 7, 44pp. Sponsored by Boomerang! Integrated marketing and Advertising.

Exhibition Publications

Duyfken The Story of a Brave Ship & a Brilliant Replica by Bob Campbell, 3rd edition published by Australian National Maritime Museum 2001 for Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation. ISBN 0 642 70515 1, 24pp, illustrations

Lucinda Little ship of State by Patricia Miles, Australian National Maritime Museum 2001. ISBN 0 642 70520 8, 20pp, footnotes, bibliography, colour illustrations

Serials

Signals, quarterly colour magazine of the Australian National Maritime Museum Nos 52-55. ISSN 1033-4688. 36 pp. Editor Jeffrey Mellefont. Published September, December, March, June. Free to Members

All Hands, quarterly magazine of the Australian National Maritime Museum Volunteers Nos 38-41. c. 24 pp. Editor Grahame Small. Published quarterly, free to ANMM Volunteers.

Newsletter , monthly newsletter of the Australian National Maritime Museum Volunteers. c. 10pp. Editor Peter Wood. Published monthly, free to ANMM Volunteers. Issues 74 to 86.

Volunteers Handbook 2001-02 , annual volunteer handbook of the Australian National Maritime Museum Volunteers. c. 40pp. Editor Gillian Matthews. Published every two years, free to ANMM Volunteers. Fourth edition.

Museum Volunteer Introduction Package , new volunteer information kit of the Australian National Maritime Museum Volunteers. Updated monthly, free to ANMM Volunteers. Third Edition.

Australian National Maritime Museum Annual Report 1999-2000. ISSN 1034-5109. 128pp Editor Jeffrey Mellefont

World Wide Web

Australian National Maritime Museum
Web Site
. http://www.anmm.gov.au

Updated continually. Webmaster Jeffrey Mellefont, Public Affairs Manager.

The Welcome Wall.

http://www.anmm.gov.au/ww

Searchable database of all Welcome Wall registrations including personal histories. On-line registration for intending participants.

*The Australia’s Immigrants series was incorrectly reported in the 1999-2000 Annual Report. They were published in early July 2000.

Appendix 5

Staff Publications

Veronica BULLOCK, ‘Testing of Bookcloth’, essay, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials Newsletter No 76, Sept 2000:23
- ‘Bookcloths Tested’, essay, Morocco BoundJournal of Australian Craft Bookbinders Vol 22 No 1,
Mar 2001:4
- ‘Bookcloths Tested’, essay, Paper Conservation News (Institute of Paper Conservation, UK) No 97
Mar 2001:20

Katrina FELLAS, ‘Make Me a Mermaid’, interview, Signals No 52 2000:29

Daina FLETCHER, ‘Australia II Goes West’ feature article, Signals No 52 2000:10-12

Kieran HOSTY, Australia’s Immigrants: Convicts and Early Settlers (1788 - 1850), school textbook, written for Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000
- Australia’s Immigrants: Miners and Farmers 1850-1890, school textbook, written for Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000
- ‘The Hunt for Cook’s EndeavourLight Reading, article, Maxwell Optical Industries Vol 14 No 2:22-23
- ‘Richard Gould’s Archaeology and the Social History of Ships’ in Australian Society for Historical Archaeology 2000
- ‘A matter of ethics: shipwrecks, salvage, archaeology and museums’in Maritime Archaeology in Australia: A Reader, 2001
- ‘Historic shipwreck legislation and the Australian diver: past, present and future’in Maritime Archaeology in Australia: A Reader, 2001
- & Iain STUART, ‘Maritime archaeology over the last twenty years’in Maritime Archaeology in Australia: A Reader, 2001

Paul HUNDLEY, ‘USA Gallery Update’, feature article, Signals No 52 2000:20-22

Kevin JONES Australia’s Immigrants: Free Settlers (1891 -1939), school textbook, written for Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000
- ‘The Disappearing Deck’, feature article, Signals No 52 2000:30-31
- & Susan SEDGWICK, Stephen THOMPSON, Jeffrey MELLEFONT, ‘Navigating Federation’, feature article, Signals No 53 2000-01:4-7

Jeffrey MELLEFONT, ‘Heirlooms & Teatowels: Views of Ships’ Gender in the Modern Maritime Museum’, refereed research paper, The Great Circle – Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History Vol 22 No 1 2000:5-16
- ‘Sate Ikan Masakan Bali [Cuisine of a Balinese fishing community]’, feature article, Gamelan No 19 September 2000:56-58
- ‘Dry Land Sailing’, article, Signals No 52 2000:28
- & Susan SEDGWICK, Kevin JONES, Stephen THOMPSON, ‘Navigating Federation’, feature article, Signals No 53 2000-01:4-7
- & Bill RICHARDS ‘Batavia sails away’, feature article, Signals No 53 2000:8-10
- ‘Noah’s Art – Maritime Arts of Madura’, feature article, Signals No 53 2000:26-30
- ‘Decorated boats of Muslim Madura’ feature article, Club Marine March 2001:38-45
- ‘Mystery and Magic from Muslim Indonesia’, Gamelan No 24 April 2001:52-54
- ‘A Mollusc of Passion – Oyster: from Montparnasse to Greenwell Point’, book review, Signals No 54 2001:29
- ‘Noah’s Art – Maritime Arts of Madura’, essay, TAASA Review – Journal of the Asian Arts Society of Australia Vol 10 No 2 2001:18-19

Patricia MILES, ‘The Desmond Liddy Scrimshaw Collection’, essay, The World of Antiques and Art Dec 2000-June 2001:150-154
‘Luxurious Lucinda’, article, Signals No 53 2000:5
‘After the Battle of Terrigal: Merchant Navy Losses off the New South Wales Coast in World War II’, refereed research paper, Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (1999) [2000] 23:67-74
‘Seized, Censored, Surrendered’, feature article, Signals No 54 2001:4-7
Lucinda: Little Ship of State, monograph, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney 2001

Bill RICHARDS, ‘James Craig – a lot of vision, a little compromise’, feature article, Signals No 52 2000:6-9
- & Jeffrey MELLEFONT, ‘Batavia Sails Away’, feature article, Signals No 53 2000:8-10
- ‘Donors Support Acquisition of Saltwater Bark Paintings’, article, Signals No 53 2000:

Susan SEDGWICK & Kevin JONES, Stephen THOMPSON, Jeffrey MELLEFONT, ‘Navigating Federation’, feature article, Signals No 53 2000-01:4-7

Lindsey SHAW, ‘Emden Beached and Done For!’, essay, The World of Antiques and Art , Dec 2000-June 2001:155
- ‘Toy Recalls Australia’s First Naval Battle’, article, Signals No 53 2000:35
- ‘Around the World in 150 Prints – Ports of the World’, book review, Signals No 54 2001:28
- ‘Britannia’s Favourites’, article, Signals No 55 2001:28-29

Sarah SLADE, ‘Conserving Our Marine Art’, feature article, Signals No 53, 2001:24-25

Martin TERRY, ‘Makeshift Memorial’, essay,
The World of Antiques and Art
, Vol 59:142-143
- ‘Dirck Hartogh’s Historic Plate at ANMM’, feature article, Antiques in NSW, June-Aug 2000:38

Megan TREHARNE, ‘Oarsome Olympians’, articles, Signals No 52 2000:4-5

Helen TREPA, Australia’s Immigrants: Post-war Europeans (1940 - 1975), school textbook, written for Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000
- Australia’s Immigrants: Migrants and Refugees (1976 - 1999), school textbook, written for Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000

John WADE, ‘1000 Years of the Olympic Games – Treasures of Ancient Greece at the Powerhouse Museum’, exhibition review, Antiques in NSW, Sept-Dec 2000:31
- ‘Loss of the Dunbar’, feature article, Australian Coin and Banknote Yearbook, 2000:61-63
- ‘Julius Hogarth’, biographical essay, Gold and Civilisation, Art Exhibitions Australia, Sydney & National Museum of Australia, Canberra 2001:92-93
- ‘Australian Jewellery’, essay, Gold and Civilisation, Art Exhibitions Australia, Sydney & National Museum of Australia, Canberra 2001:94-111
- ‘Lola Montez’, biographical essay, Gold and Civilisation, Art Exhibitions Australia, Sydney & National Museum of Australia, Canberra 2001:100-101

Mary-Louise WILLIAMS, Floating Brothel by Sian Rees, book review, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald 24/02/01
- Director’s Column, Signals Nos 52-55 2000-01:3

Peter WOOD, ‘Years of Volunteers’, article, Signals No 54 2001:30-32

Appendix 6

Staff Conference Papers
& Lectures

Steven ADAMS, ‘Berrys Bay Shipyard’, lecture and tour to Museum Members for Heritage Week 29 April 2001.

Kate DEACON, ‘ Marketing a Major Tourist Attraction’, University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management 09/10/00
- ‘HMAS Onslow – An Audio Experience’, Australian Maritime Museums Council Conference 10/11/00

Max DINGLE, ‘Building Capital: Ways Museums Can Maximise Their Involvement With Hallmark Events’, paper, Museums Australia 2001 National Conference, Canberra 22-26/04/01
- ‘Dealing With Change: Friends and Museum Management’, paper, Museums Australia 2001 National Conference, Canberra 22-26/04/01
- ‘Friends and Members in Australia’, paper, World Federation of Friends of Museums, Council Meeting and General Assembly, Oporto, Portugal 23-29/06/01

Mariea FISHER, ‘Lighthouses’, lecture, WEA program ‘Lighthouses – to See or Not to See’, ANMM 30/08/00

Jeffrey FLETCHER, ‘An Education Officer’s Role in Exhibition Development’, lecture to Museums Australia Education Special Interest Group 09/00

Kieran HOSTY, ‘The wreck of the Dunbar’, WEA lecture, ANMM 30/08/00
- ‘Age of Sail Gallery at ANMM’, gallery tour and talk for Teachers Preview, ANMM 13/11/00
- Maritime Archaeology Workshop: Ingleburn High School 20/11/00; Santa Sabina College 05/03/01; Penrith High School 06/04/01

Quentin HOWARTH, ‘Volunteers Program at ANMM’, Museum Friends Across Asia Conference, Singapore 1-4/03/01.

Paul HUNDLEY, ‘Gold Rush: The curatorial experience’, lecture to ANMM Members, 30/06/01

Jeffrey MELLEFONT, ‘Rum, sodomy and the lash – a sailor’s history of rum’, lecture and rum tasting, Australian Maritime Museums Council 2000 Conference, ANMM 11/11/00
- ‘Studying "Noah’s Art" in Madura, Indonesia’, Members lecture, ANMM 22/03/01

Patricia MILES, ‘Communicating With the Public Through Museum Text’, lecture, Legal and Financial Communicators’ Network 06/09/00
- ‘Customs Censorship’, lecture, WEA seminar The Books That Were Banned, ANMM 27/03/01

Lindsey SHAW, ‘Batavia 1628 – Sydney 2000: magnificent ship, incredible story’, Mosman Historical Society 19/07/00
- ‘Interpretation of HMAS Vampire and HMAS Onslow’, paper, Historic Naval Ships Association Conference, Halifax, Canada 20/09/00
- ‘Nelson’s Life, Loves and Victories’, Members Lecture, ANMM 21/10/00
- ‘Pewter Plates’, WEA lecture, ANMM 15/11/00
- ‘History of the Australian Submarine Squadron’, International Year of the Volunteer lecture, 14/06/00

Sarah SLADE, ‘The Application of Recent Advances in Collection Care’, Chair of seminar,
16/10/00

John WADE, ‘Australian Gold’, lecture to Australiana Society, 02/11/00
- ‘By Appointment to His Excellency’, conference paper, Australia before Federation Conference, Government House, Sydney 01/04/01
- ‘Australian Gold: Trinkets, Trophies & Testimonials’, lecture to ANMM Members, 30/06/01

Mary-Louise WILLIAMS, Opening Address, Ocean Planet, Hobart 14/12/00
- Member Debating Team, International Women’s Day lunch, PSMPS, Sydney 06/03/01
- ‘Up Close and Personal – New Audiences & Museums’, Museums Australia 2001 National Conference, Canberra 26/04/01

Appendix 7

Staff Media Appearances

This Appendix lists appearances by Museum staff communicating their research, expertise and contributions to Museum programs to a wider audience. Not listed here are many radio and TV interviews given by Museum Public Affairs staff who make such media appearances as part of their day-to-day work.

Fran ATKINS, ‘The Maritime Museum as a Venue’, The Andrew Harwood Show, Radio 2GB Sydney 29/11/01

Diane FENTON, ‘Holiday programs at ANMM’, interview, Radio Mix 106.5 Sydney 06/07/00
- radio interviews for January and Easter school holiday programs

Mariea FISHER, ‘Ocean Planet’, interview Kim & Dave Show, Radio TTT FM, Hobart 06/12/00

Jeffrey FLETCHER, ‘Junior Maritime Archaeology’, interview and workshop for Channel 10’s Totally Wild 06/03/01

Kieran HOSTY, ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview, Radio 6WF Perth 10/08/00
- ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview, Radio 3LR Melbourne 15/09/00

Paul HUNDLEY, ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview, Radio 2UE Sydney
10/08/00
- ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview with Richard Glover, ABC Radio 2BL Sydney
10/08/00
- ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview with John Highfield, ABC Radio 2BL National 10/08/00
- ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview with James O’Brien, ABC Regional Afternoon Program 10/08/00
- ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview with James O’Brien, ABC2 Adelaide 10/08/00
‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview, Radio 2CN Canberra 10/08/00
‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview, Radio 2CR Orange 10/08/00
- ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview with Derek Guille, 3LO Melbourne 11/08/00
- ‘Search for Endeavour in Newport RI’, interview with Gareth McCray, 2KY Sydney 11/08/00

Patricia MILES, Smugglers exhibition’, interview, ABC Radio National Countrywide 19/01/01
- ‘The Legend of the Flying Dutchman’, interview, television documentary AVRO (Dutch Television) 16/03/01

Susan SEDGWICK, ‘Follow the Sun: Australian Travel Posters 1930s-1950s exhibition’, interview with Gary O’Callaghan, Radio 2UE Sydney 16/06/01
- ‘Follow the Sun: Australian Travel Posters 1930s - 1950s exhibition’, interview, Daily Telegraph 05/05/01
- ‘Smugglers – Customs and Contraband travelling exhibition’, interview, The Advertiser (Adelaide) 10/05/01

Lindsey SHAW, - ‘Hartogh and de Vlamigh plates at ANMM’, interview with Gary O’Callahan, Radio 2SM Sydney 30/08/00
- ‘Batavia and Endeavour’, interview, Radio 2BS Bathurst 30/08/00
- ‘Australian maritime history’, interview with Libby Gorman, Qantas Inflight Radio segment 11/08/00
- ‘Hartogh and de Vlamigh plates at ANMM’, interview with Gary O’Callahan, Radio 2UE Sydney 03/09/00
- ‘ANMM and the Olympics’, interview, ABC Radio Hobart 11/09/00

Srah SLADE, ‘Gama Festival, Arnhem land’, interview, ABC Channel 6 Darwin 08/09/00

Martin TERRY, ‘Hartogh and de Vlamigh plates at ANMM’, interview, Radio 2BS Bathurst 29/08/00
- ‘Refurbished James Cook museum in Cooktown’, interview, Radio 4QY Cairns 05/10/00

Chris WAUGH, ‘Batavia Dutch East Indies Marketplace at ANMM’, interview, Dutch program SBS Radio 08/11/00

Mary-Louise WILLIAMS, ‘Australia II leaving ANMM’, interview, ABC TV Lateline, 02/11/00
- Appointed Director, interview, Manly Daily,
22/11/00
- Appointed Director, interview for newspaper article, Sydney Morning Herald 1411/00
- Appointed Director, interview with columnist Piers Akerman, Daily Telegraph 1411/00
- ‘Ocean Planet exhibition’, interview, ABC Radio Hobart 11/02/01
- ‘ANMM Council meeting in Townsville’, interview, Radio 2CBA Townsville 30/04/01
- ‘ANMM Council meeting in Townsville’, interview, Radio ABC Townsville 30/04/01

Appendix 8

Staff Professional Appointments

Steven ADAMS, Honorary Auditor, Australian Registrars Committee; Committee Member, Cockatoo Island Consultative Committee, Interim Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Bob PARISH, State Vice-President, Naval Association of Australia

Robin ARCHER, Secretary, Museums Australia Education Special Interest Group

Susan BRIDIE, Member of Council, Museums Australia; Executive Committee of the Australian Federation of Friends of Museums.

Kate DEACON, President, Great Attractions of Sydney

Max DINGLE, President, Australian Federation of Friends of Museums; Chairman, Xth World Federation of Friends of Museums Congress Planning Committee; Australian Delegate World Federation of Friends of Museums Council; Council Member and Treasurer, Museums Australia Council

Diane FENTON, Member Australian Maritime Museums Council Committee; Member Australia Day Harbour Committee; Organiser Historic Fleet Parade Australia Day; Vice President Women’s Australian Travel League, a professional association of women involved in the Tourism industry

Mariea FISHER, Secretary, Museums Australia Special Interest Evaluation & Visitor Research Group

Daina FLETCHER, President, Australian Maritime Museums Council

Elizabeth HADLOW, Secretary, AICCM, NSW Div; Editor, Newsletter, AICCM, NSW Div

Kieran HOSTY: Member, Maritime Archaeology Advisory Panel, NSW Heritage Office; Editor (with Lindsey SHAW) Newsletter of the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology; Special Projects Advisory Committee, Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology

Paul HUNDLEY, Member, Sydney-San Francisco Sister City Committee; Chair, Council of American Maritime Museums Policy Committee on the display of archaeological material

Brendan JACKSON, Secretary of HMAS Sydney Association

Denise MACKENZIE, Honorary Secretary, Australian Registrars Committee

Fran MEAD, Committee Member, Members and Volunteers Special Interest Group, Museums Australia

Viean RICHARDSON, Executive Committee, Evaluation & Visitor Research Special Interest Group; Member of Marketing Committee of the Tourists Attractions Association

Lindsey SHAW, Editor (with Kieran HOSTY) Newsletter of the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology

Sarah SLADE, Co-ordinator, AICCM Preventive Conservation Special Interest Group; Community Representative, Manly Art Gallery and Museum Council Committee

John WADE, President, Australiana Society; Editor, Australiana magazine; Conference co-organiser, Australia before Federation Conference, Government House, Sydney 01/04/01; Consultant Curator, Gold and Civilisation Exhibition, Art Exhibitions Australia.

Susan WEIR, designer, ‘The Gubbi Gubbi keeping place’, exhibition for Noosa Shire Historical Society, Pomona Queensland

Mary-Louise WILLIAMS, Board Member Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW; Member, Council of Australian Museum Directors

Appendix 9

Staff Overseas Travel

Sue BASSETT, Senior Conservator, Newport Rhode Island USA 29/09-11/08/00. Underwater archaeology, assisting Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) in a survey to locate Cook’s Endeavour.

Max DINGLE, Assistant Director Commercial & Visitor Services, Oporto, Portugal 22-30/06/01. Attended World Federation of Friends of Museums Council Meeting and General Assembly.

Mariea FISHER, Curator, Temporary Exhibtions, Stockholm, Sweden 17-2/02/01. Management and development of a travelling exhibition about the 17th-century shipwreck Vasa, from Vasa Museum.

Kieran HOSTY, Maritime Archaeologist and Curator Maritime Technology, Newport Rhode Island USA 29/09-11/08/00. Underwater archaeology, assisting Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) in a survey to locate Cook’s Endeavour.
- Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden 19/02-01/03/01. Selected loan objects for exhibition about the 17th-century shipwreck Vasa to tour to ANMM and other Australian venues.

Quentin HOWARTH, Assistant Director, Corporate Services, Singapore 1-4/03/01. Presented paper on ANMM Volunteers Program to Museum Friends Across Asia Conference.

Paul HUNDLEY, Curator USA Gallery, Newport Rhode Island USA 29/09-11/08/00. Underwater archaeology, assisting Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) in a survey to locate Cook’s Endeavour.

Lindsey SHAW, Senior Curator Maritime Technology, Exploration & Navy, Halifax, Canada 20/09-02/10/00. Delivered paper to Historic Naval Ships Association Conference. Visits to USS Pampanito, San Francisco and Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, New York

Sarah SLADE, Acting Assistant Director Collections & Exhibitions, Wellington & Palmerston North, New Zealand 28/2-3/3/2001. Attended ASTEN Meeting

Martin TERRY, Paris, France 31/03-06/04/01. Selected objects for loan for joint ANMM and Museum of Sydney exhibition on French explorer Dumont D’Urville.

Mary-Louise WILLIAMS, Copenhagen and Stockholm, Sweden, 4-1/09/00. Attended International Congress of Maritime Museums, Copenhagen. Negotiations with the Vasa Museum in Stocholm Sweden in relation to forthcoming exhibition about the 17th-century shipwreck.

Appendix 10

Sponsors, Patrons & Supporters

Principal Sponsor

ANZ

Major Sponsors

Akzo Nobel
Australian Customs Service
Optus
Cunard
Nortel Networks
Raymond Weil SA
State Forests of NSW

Sponsors

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
BT Australasia
DAS Distribution
Energy Australia
Stephen Grant, GrantPirrie Gallery
Institution of Engineers Australia
John West Foods
Bill & Jean Lane
Louis Vuitton Australia
National Council for Centenary of Federation
P&O Nedlloyd
Speedo Australia
Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Weldon International
Western Wood Products Association

Founding Patrons

Alcatel Australia
ANL Limited
Ansett Air Freight
Bovis Lend Lease
BP Australia
Bruce & Joy Reid Foundation
Doyle’s Seafood Restaurants
Howard Smith Limited
James Hardie Industries
PG, TG & MG Kailis
National Australia Bank
P&O Nedlloyd
Telstra
Westpac Banking Corporation
Wallenius Willhelmsen
Zim Shipping Australasia

Patrons

3M Australia
Crawford Partners Architects
Harbourside Darling Harbour
Maxwell Optical Industries
ING

Project Sponsors

Andrew Thynne Reid Trust
Ansett Australia
ASSA ABLOY Australia Pacific
Atlas Copco Compressors Australia
Australian Gold Council
CGEA Transport Sydney
Coasts and Clean Seas
Commonwealth Bank
CSIRO
DAS Distribution
Delta Gold
Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Discovery Channel
Enviro Doctor
Environment Australia
Finnair
Forrest Training
Heineken Australia
KLM
Maritime Union of Australia
Martinair Cargo
Natural Heritage Trust
Nokia
P&O Nedlloyd
Penrith Lakes Development Corp
Philips Electronics Australia
Scandinavian Airlines
SBS
State Street Australia
Sydney Water
Ten Network
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Visions of Australia

Appendix 11

Corporate & Supporting Members

Corporate Members at 30 June 2001

ADI Limited
Adsteam Marine Limited
Art Exhibitions Australia Limited
Asiaworld Shipping Service
Bulk Consultants Pty Ltd
Contship Containerlines Limited
Defence National Storage & Distribution Centre
DRAGOCO Australia Pty Ltd
DSTO – Aeronautical & Maritime Research
Ebsworth & Ebsworth
GIO Boat Insurance
G W Blunt White Library
Harbourside Shopping Centre
HMAS Harman Welfare Fund
HMAS Kuttabul
HMAS Penguin Welfare Committee
HMAS Vampire Reunion Association
HMAS Waterhen
HMAS Watson Welfare Fund
Langes Pty Ltd
LOPAC Pty Ltd
Maritime Union of Australia CNSW Branch
Maritime Workers of Australia Credit Union Ltd
Mediterranean Shipping Co
Mercury Interactive (Australia) Pty Ltd
Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Mortgage Asset Management Pty Ltd
Naval Association of Australia CB Sub. Section
SME Regimental Trust Fund
South West Chartering Pty Ltd
Sydney Ports Corporation
Sydney Sea Pilots Pty Ltd
Sydney Water
The Mode Group
The Smith’s Snackfood Company
Thomson Marconi Sonar Pty Ltd
Zim Shipping Australasia

Supporting Members
(donation $100 & over)

Mr & Mrs A B Aboud $100
Ms L M Albert $100
Mr J Allbeury & Ms S Chaffey $100
Mr & Ms J & J Arnott $100
Mr P J Ayscough $100
Mr G Blackburne $100
Mr & Ms J & K van Blorgan $100
Mr R J Brown $100
Ms N H Bryan $136
Mr R Bunting $125
Mr & Ms K & A Burgess $100
Mr J Burgess $100
CDRE I M Burnside $100
Mr D L Calmyre $100
Mr & Ms G & J Cameron $100
Mr M J Carrick $100
Dr B Chandler $100
Mr R S Chandler $150
Drs P & L Chubb $120
Mr D W Clancy $100
Mr S Collins $200
Mr D Colquist $100
Mr A B Colvin $100
Mr B Cook $100
Mr J E Cox $100
Mr & Ms J & P Davis $200
Mr M Doyle $100
Mr J Emmett $100
Mr D M Falls $100
Mr P V Fleming $150
Mr B Fletcher $100
Mr & Ms H & E Foster $100
Mr J E Gibson $200
Mr D C Glasson $100
Mr J Goddard $150
Mr T Hallewell $100
Mr R F Halliday $100
Mr K J Hamilton $100
Mr B Hampton $145
Mr G A Hardwick OAM $300
Mr A Hargreaves $100
Captain R W Hart $105
Mr B Henderson $100
Mr & Ms D & J Henry $100
Mr R Inns $100
Mr M Johnson $100
Mr & Ms S Johnson $200
Mr S Jones $100
Mr R Lambrecht $100
Dr & Mrs I & N Lindsay $100
Mr W R McComas $120
Mr D McDonald $100
Mr MacDougall AC $100
Mr A McIntyre $200
Mr G J MacMahon $100
Mr H F MacNeil $100
Mr I A Macpherson $100
Mr & Ms D & T Malcolm $200
Mr P L Maxwell $100
Mr J C Messenger $100
Mr A A Morton $100
Mr P P O’Loughlin $200
Mr J Newman $100
Ms E Nordstrom $100
Ms V Packer $100
Mr & Mrs G Page-Hanify $100
Mr K Pardoe $100
Ms A Parry $100
Mr L J Pasley $100
Mr G Pickett $150
Mr K R Powell $100
Mr S & S Proud $100
Mr G W Quayle $150
Mr E Rabot $100
Mr M L Rathbone $200
Mr & Ms D & T Rogers $100
Mr & Ms J & W Robinson $100
Dr S Sakker $100
Mr & Ms M & R Sampson $500
Mr E Scardifield $100
Dr J Seymour $100
Mr C L Sheh $100
Mr M Smail $100
Mr J Southwell $200
Mr & Ms H & P Stevens $100
Ms M Teitler $100
Mr B Thompson $200
Mr & Mrs J & M Tomasetti $100
Captain A Urichsen $100
Dr H Vandenbergh $100
Mr M Varga $100
Mr & Ms S & D Wachman $100
Mr & Mrs D Waghorn $100
Mr R Wallis $100
Mr P J Watts $150
Mr & Ms J & J Wenden $100
Mr R E Williams $100
Dr A C S Winkworth $100
Mr A C Witten $100
Mr H Woltring $100

Appendix 12

MMAPSS Grants 2000

The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS), established in 1995-96, awarded a sixth round of grants totalling $30,000 to 11 institutions around the nation. The scheme is jointly funded by ANMM and the Commonwealth Government’s Distributed National Collection Program to support collection management, conservation and exhibition proposals from museums and other local organisations. MMAPSS is administered by Museum staff.

Bond Store Museum (Maryborough City Council), Maryborough, Qld: $2,500
An education kit for children and young adults and brochure to promote it to teachers will enhance the experience of visiting the Museum for children and young people.

Beardmore Preservation Society, Maclean, NSW: $4,000
Building a cradle support, safety viewing rail and signage for MV Beardmore helps protect and preserve significant historical items associated with the local sugar cane industry and allows access for public viewing.

Yamba Historical Society, Yamba, NSW: $1,500
The project includes purchase of archival materials including polyester film, Mylar double-sided tape and Velcro for the preservation and display of historical photographs.

Sydney Training Depot Snapper Island Ltd, Sydney NSW: $1,100
Funding has been provided to assist with the cost of printing the updated catalogue of the Leonard E Forsythe Maritime Museum.

Williamstown Historical Society, Williamstown, Vic: $2,000
The award will fund an accredited historian to research colonial and Victorian naval and maritime history from the 1800s to the present, documentation that can be used to develop a publication.

Surfworld Museum, Torquay, Vic: $2,100
An interactive learning program will include student activity sheets, interactive presentation videos, on-line work sheets, lesson plans and historical information.

Queenscliffe Maritime Centre & Museum, Queenscliffe, Vic: $4,000
Funding as been awarded towards labour and materials for restoration of the lifeboat Queenscliffe, which played an important role in southern Port Philip from 1926 to 1976.

Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas: $1,200
Improving the display area of the recently re-opened new location, the grant provides for the conservation work to be done on a McGregor House Flag and a C D Gregory watercolour,
Under Former Colours.

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, Tas: $4,000
To provide improved access to the ship model collection by documenting and digitally recording the collection, making the database accessible through the web page, improving storage conditions and increasing staff and volunteer conservation skills.

South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide, SA: $3,000
Assistance for the newly redeveloped Kingston Museum’s commercial fishing exhibition aids oral history research of the fishing industry in the Port of Kingston and the development of a display and database.

Carnarvon Heritage Group Inc, Carnarvon, WA: $2,000
Funds a conservation plan to guide restoration, interpretation and exhibition for the Kormoran lifeboat. This is an example of the boats that brought Kormoran survivors ashore in 1941, and will help interpret the HMAS Sydney/Kormoran mystery.

Appendix 14

Organistion Chart (see Annual Report)

Appendix 14

Council Members 2000-2001

Chairman

Miss Kay Cottee AO (NSW)
Term: 10 June 1995-29 June 2000
30 June 2000-29 June 2001
Attended all Council Meetings

Miss Cottee, motivational speaker, author and sculptor, is well known as the first woman to sail solo and non-stop around the world. She is Patron of the Life Education Program, Chairman and Patron of Sailability Australia, and is an Honorary Ambassador for the Australia Day Council. Miss Cottee was named Australian of the Year in 1988. She was a Member of Council 20/12/90-19/12/94, and Acting Chairman 20/12/94-9/6/95.

Mr Mark Bethwaite BEng MSc MBA
Term: 30 June 2001-29 June 2004
A member of the Australian yachting teams for three Olympic Games, World Champion in a number of classes and 1982 Australian Yachtsman of the Year, Mark Bethwaite is currently Managing Director and CEO of the leading business lobby group, Australian Business Limited. An engineer by training, he has held high-level executive and board positions in the Australian mining industry. Current Directorships include the Business Council of Australia and the Reserve Bank of Australia. He was the Prime Minister’s Representative on the NSW Government Olympics Business Roundtable from 1997.

Members

Mr Marcus Blackmore AM (NSW)
Term: 22 November 2000-21 November 2003
Attended three Council Meetings
Chairman of Blackmores Ltd (a family company in cosmetics and vitamins), Mr Blackmore is a former director of the Waterways Authority and also director of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). He is currently a member of the Industry Advisory Panel of the National Marine Safety Committee as well as the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme. An experienced yachtsman, Mr Blackmore’s company sponsored Kay Cottee’s solo voyage in 1988.

Mr Richard Bunting (Vic)
Term: 20 November 1996-19 November 1999
15 December 1999-14 December 2002
Attended all Council Meetings
Mr Bunting is currently a partner of Blake Dawson Waldron (Melbourne). He has extensive experience as a legal adviser and industrial advocate within the stevedoring and maritime industries sector.

Ms Cecilia Caffery (NSW)
Term: 9 August 1995-8 August 1998
9 December 1998-8 December 2001
Attended all Council Meetings
Ms Caffery has expertise in marketing and management and is Patron of the Museum’s Volunteers Program. An active sailor who has participated in Sydney-Hobart yacht races, she played a key role in developing the women’s sailing organisation, Women on the Water, in 1991.

Mr John Farrell (WA)
Term: 2 June 1997-29 June 2000
29 August 2000-28 August 2003
Attended all Council Meetings
Mr Farrell, a mechanical engineer by profession, is a marine consultant and has strong business experience in the marine area. He was formerly CEO of specialist vessel builder Oceanfast Marine Group.

Mr John Kirby (ACT)
Term: 20 November 1996-19 November 1999
15 December 1999-14 December 2002
Attended all Council Meetings

Mr Kirby is currently the Chairman of the Australian National University Investment Advisory Committee. He is also a director of several companies engaged in property investment, manufacturing, residential land development, and other business, equity and company investments.

Mr Bruce McDonald (SA)
Term: 30 June 1997-29 June 2000
29 August 2000-28 August 2003
Attended four Council Meetings
Mr McDonald brings considerable business expertise to Council. A chartered civil engineer, urban planner and company director, he is currently Chairman of the Macfield Group of Companies including Macfield Containers International Ltd, Australian Container Leasing Ltd and AusRail Operation Ltd.

Ms Anthe Philippides (QLD)
Term: 20 May 1998-19 May 2001
Attended two Council Meetings

Ms Philippides was a barrister-at-law, practising maritime law in Brisbane. She was also Vice President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, and a Member of the Marine Board of Queensland. Ms Philippides resigned as a Councillor on 20 December 2000 following her appointment to the Supreme Court of Queensland

Mr Noel Robins OAM (WA)
Term: 9 December 1998-8 December 2001
Attended all Council Meetings
Mr Robins is a Commissioner of the Western Australian Waters & Rivers Commission and a Board Member of the Western Australian ParaQuad Association. He played a key management role in Australia’s defence of the America’s Cup in 1987 and is a two-ton World sailing and a former national sailing champion. He led the gold medal winning Sonar team in the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games.

Mr John Simpson (VIC)
Term: 22 November 2000-21 November 2003
Attended three Council Meetings

Mr Simpson is Group Manager, External Affairs & Public Policy, with Shell. He was formerly Parliamentary Adviser with the Victorian State Parliament. Earlier in his career he was with the ABC as a journalist in finance and business affairs. Mr Simpson is currently a member of the Finance Committee of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and member of the Olympics 2000 Steering Committee.

Ms Mary-Louise Williams (NSW)
Term: 9 November 2000-8 November 2003
Attended all Council Meetings
Ms Williams began her career at the National Maritime Museum as Senior Curator in 1988, then became Assistant Director responsible for the Collections and Exhibitions Branch. She has been part of the senior management team for ten years. She is on the board of the NSW Museums and Galleries Foundation. She was appointed Director of the National Maritime Museum in November 2000 after 11 months Acting Director.

Naval Member

The Naval Member holds office at the pleasure of the Chief of Navy, for the duration of his tenure as Head Maritime Systems

RADM Kevin Scarce AM CSC RAN (Vic)
Term: 8 December 1999-
Attended two Council Meetings
RADM Scarce joined the RAN in 1968. He has trained and studied in the UK and Washington, and served on HMA Ships Vendetta, Yarra, Duchess, Watson, Perth and aircraft carrier Melbourne, and was commander of HMAS Cerberus in 1995. In 1993 he was attended the National Defence University in Washington, DC, and in 1994 was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the Australia Day Honours List for his services to Maritime Headquarters. In December 1999 he was promoted to Rear Admiral and in June 2001 was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with a Medal in the Military Division.

Appendix 15

Council Meetings & Committees 2000-2001

Membership of all Committees changed after Meeting No 56

2000-2001 Meetings

Meeting No 55 – 30 August 2000
Meeting No 56 – 15 November 2000
Meeting No 57 – 7 March 2001
Meeting No 58 – 2 May 2001
Meeting No 59 – 27 June 2001

Audit Committee

Met four times. Members / attendance:
Mr Richard Bunting / 2
Mr John Farrell / 2
Mr Noel Robins / 2
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 4
Others / attendance:
Mr Quentin Howarth ANMM (Secretary) / 4
Ms Gillian Matthews ANMM / 1
Ms Joan Miller ANMM / 4
Mr Aziz Dindar, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu / 1
Mr Brian Cross, National Safety Council of Australia Ltd / 1
Mr Graham Johnson, Australian National Audit Office / 4

Finance & Resources Committee

Met five times. Members / attendance:
Ms Cecilia Caffery / 3
Mr John Kirby / 5
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 5
Others / attendance:
Mr Quentin Howarth ANMM (Secretary) / 5
Ms Joan Miller ANMM / 4

Capital Works Committee

Met five times. Members / attendance:
Mr Richard Bunting / 3
Ms Cecilia Caffery / 3
Mr John Farrell / 5
Mr John Kirby / 2
Mr Noel Robins / 1
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 5
Others / attendance:
Mr Quentin Howarth ANMM (Secretary) / 5
Mr Rob Hall ANMM / 3
Ms Joan Miller ANMM / 4
Mr Peter Katz, Consultant / 3

Foundation Committee

Met four times. Members / attendance:
Mr Marcus Blackmore / 3
Ms Cecilia Caffery / 2
Mr John Kirby / 4
Mr John Simpson / 1
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 4
Others / attendance:
Mr Max Dingle ANMM (Secretary) / 3
Mr Russell Smylie ANMM / 1
Mr John Wade ANMM / 2

Sponsorship Committee

Met five times. Members / attendance:
Mr Marcus Blackmore / 3
Ms Cecilia Caffery / 2
Mr John Farrell / 3
Mr Bruce McDonald / 4
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 5
Others / attendance:
Mr Max Dingle ANMM (Secretary) / 4
Mr John Wade ANMM / 2

Marketing & Programs Committee

Met four times. Members / attendance:
Mr Richard Bunting / 2
Ms Cecilia Caffery / 3
Mr John Farrell / 2
Mr John Kirby / 2
Mr John Simpson / 2
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 4
Others / attendance:
Mr Max Dingle ANMM (Secretary) / 3
Ms Susan Bridie ANMM / 1

Collections & Exhibitions
Committee

Met three times. Members / attendance:
Mr Richard Bunting / 1
Mr Noel Robins / 2
Mr John Simpson / 2
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 3
Others / attendance
Mr Michael Crayford (Secretary) / 1
Ms Sarah Slade ANMM (Secretary) / 2

Fleet Committee

Met four times. Members / attendance:
Mr Bruce McDonald / 2
Mr Noel Robins / 4
RADM Kevin Scarce / 2
Ms Mary-Louise Williams / 4
Others / attendance:
Mr Michael Crayford (Secretary) / 1
Ms Sarah Slade ANMM (Secretary) / 2
Mr Steven Adams ANMM / 4

USA Gallery Consultative
Committee

Met two times. Members / attendance:
Mr Richard Greene US Consul General, Co-chair / 2
Ms Mary-Louise Williams Co-chair / 2
RADM Kevin Scarce / 1
Mr David Gilmour US Consulate / 2
Mr Paul Hundley ANMM (Secretary) / 2
Others / attendance:
Mr Michael Crayford ANMM / 1
Ms Sarah Slade ANMM / 1

Appendix 16

Staffing Overview & Resources

Staffing Overview

As at 30 June 2001, Staff employed under the Public Service Act 1999 totalled 115 (84 ongoing full time, 16 ongoing part-time, 9 non ongoing full-time and 6 non ongoing part-time). Actual staffing usage for the financial year was 101.0. Effectiveness in managing and developing human resources is assessed through various mechanisms to ensure Museum objectives are achieved.

STAFFING

Staff years (actual)

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-2001

 

91.7

95.0

101.0

STAFF BY GENDER

 

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-2001

 

male

fem.

male

fem.

male

fem.

Senior Management (EL 2)

5

1

4

1

5

0

Middle Management (Section Head)

5

10

5

10

6

10

Others

38

45

40

53

44

50

Totals

48

56

50

65

55

60

BRANCH STAFF

 

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-2001

Executive/Secretariat

2

2

2

Collections & Exhibitions

53

62

63

Commercial & Visitor Services

23

24

23

Corporate Services

26

27

27

Total

104

115

115

SALARIES

 

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-2001

Executive/Secretariat

$261,218

$233,616

$247,774

Collections & Exhibitions

$2,419,825

$2,640,428

$2,685,076

Commercial & Visitor Services

$1,230,332

$1,253,374

$1,163,662

Corporate Services

$1,282,147

1,320,757

$1,404,898

Total

$5,193,522

$5,448,075

$5,501,410

 

Appendix 17

APS Staff at 30 June 2001

This Appendix lists only APS staff employed under The Public Service Act 1999

Mary-Louise Williams MA Director
Samantha McDonough BACom Executive Assistant
Russell Smylie BBus Manager, Secretariat

Collections & Exhibitions Branch

Sarah Slade BAppSc MBA Assistant Director
Jennifer Thompson BA DipDesStud Project Assistant
Nicola Forbes BA(Hons) GradDipSc GradDipMusStud Project Assistant

Exhibitions

Mariea Fisher BA(Hons) Curator, Temporary Exhibitions
Michelle Linder MA GradDipMusStud Exhibitions Officer

Maritime Communities

Peter Emmett BA(Hons)PhD Senior Curator
Patricia Miles MA GradDipMusStud Curator, Economic & Commercial History
Susan Sedgwick MA Curator, Commerce Projects
Leonie Oakes BA DipMusStud Curator, Passengers
Penny Cuthbert BA DipMusStud Curator, Sport and Leisure
John Waight Cert Ed Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Will Mather BA(Hons) DipMusStud A/g Curator, Commerce Collections
Megan Treharne MA Curator, Sport & Leisure
Helen Trepa MA DipMusStud Curator, Maritime Communities
Daina Fletcher BA(Hons) On leave

USA Gallery

Paul Hundley MA Senior Curator

Maritime Technology, Exploration and Navy

Lindsey Shaw BA DipMusStud Senior Curator
Martin Terry BA(Hons) Curator, Exploration
Kieran Hosty BA DipMarArch Curator, Ship Technology & Maritime Archaeology

Conservation

Sarah Slade BAppSc MBA Head of Conservation
Elizabeth Hadlow BAppSc A/g Senior Conservator
Robert Clendon BAppSc Senior Conservator
Sue Frost AssDipMatCon Senior Conservator
Stephen Jackson BAppSc Conservator
Veronica Bullock BA(Hons) Cert SPC Conservator
Sue Bassett BA(Hons) BAppSc Conservator

Collections & Exhibitions Branch (continued)

Fleet

Steven Adams EngCl2 BBus CertMusStud Fleet Manager
CertMarEng CertIndElect ASA
Neil Brough EngCl1 DipNavArch DipMarEng Fleet Engineer Superintendent
CertMusStud
Bob Parish JP Coxswain CertElect Shipyard Foreman
Peter Scutts JP CertShpbldg AIEA MSEA Operations Officer
Lee Graham Coxswain CertShpbldg Senior Shipwright
Matthew Dunn CertShpbldg Shipwright
Scott Garbett CertBlrmkg Shipwright
Matthew Spillard CertFitMchng Shipwright
Vince McGuire Shipkeeper
George Hannaford JP CertShpbldg ASTC Shipkeeper
Christine Finlay Shipkeeper
Noel Burgess Shipkeeper
Peter Lightbody Coxswain CertBlrmkg Shipkeeper

Registration

Sally Fletcher BA DipMusStud Senior Registrar
Denise MacKenzie MA DipMusStud Registrar, Information Management & Loans
Andy Atkins Registrar, Storage & Transport
Robyn Gurney BA DipEd MIM Archivist
Will Mather BA(Hons) DipMusStud Assistant Registrar, Documentation
Simon Hawkes BA CHM Assistant Registrar, Storage & Handling
Nicholas Crotty BA GradDipMusStud Assistant Registrar, Storage & Handling
Claire Campey BA DipMusStud Registration Assistant, Documentation
Lydia Matthews BAAncHist BAMarArch Registration Assistant
Andrew Frolows Cert Photo. Photographer
Amanda McKittrick Photographic Librarian

Design

Susan Weir BID AD Manager
Natasha Galea BSc (Arch) BDes (Hons) Graphic Designer/Coordinator
Daniel Ormella AssDipGraphDes Graphic Designer
Lisa Carrington BDes Graphic Designer
Johanna Nettleton BA Exhibition Designer
Irene Scortis BDes Exhibition Designer
Stephen Crane BVA Senior Preparator
Wayne Snowdon BA MVA Preparator
Kevin Bray GradDipVisArts Preparator
Adam Laerkesen BA Preparator
Quentin Mitchell On leave
Adam Cullen BA DipVisArts MFA On leave

Commercial & Visitor Services branch

Max Dingle Assistant Director
Melanie Flanigan BA Marketing Assistant

Visitor Programs

Dianne Fenton BA DipEd Manager
Chris Waugh BA(Hons) Public Programs Coordinator
Dallas Bicknell BA(Hons) DipEd Public Programs Officer
Jeannie Douglass MA DipEd School Programs Coordinator
Jeffrey Fletcher DipTeach K-6 School & Programs Coordinator
Carolyn Allen BEd Education Project Officer
Patricia Simmons Kids’ Deck Public Programs Officer

Customer Services

Peter Haggarty JP Manager
Jan McInnies Receptionist

Sponsorship

John Wade MA(Hons) MBA Sponsors Manager

Marketing

Susan Bridie Manager
Kate Deacon BCom Marketing Services Manager
Fran Mead Members Manager
Kylie Gardiner BFA DipMusStud Members Service Coordinator
Fran Atkins Venue Hire Manager
Robin Archer MA DipEd DipMediaStud Welcome Wall Coordinator
DipMusStud

Public Affairs

Jeffrey Mellefont BA DipEd Manager
William Richards BA DipJourn DipPubAdmin Media & Communications Manager
Emma Fitzgerald BATS Promotions Officer
Simonne Brill BA DipMusStud On leave

Corporate Services Branch

Quentin Howarth Assistant Director
Berri Shelley JP AssocDipBus Project Assistant

Communications and Information

Dianne Churchill BA(Hons) DipEd DipIM Manager
Marie Spurrs CertEd ARMA Records Manager
Fifi Brown DipTeach BEd Records Officer
Gavin Pawsey Audio/Visual Technician
Ngaire O’Leary Assoc Dip Comm Audio/Visual Technician

Finance

Joan Miller BCom ACA CPA Manager
William Good BA Assistant Finance Manager
James Egan Accounts Officer
Tina Lee Accounts Officer
Tony Ridgway BA Accounts Officer

Human Resources

Gillian Matthews BAppSci Manager
John Miranda BA JP Manager, Personnel Services
Peter Wood MasterMariner MAqua DipVolMg Volunteers Manager
Cindy Fung DipHRM Personnel Officer
Brendan Jackson L/SMet AOM Assistant Personnel Officer
Michelle Durant BSc Volunteers Assistant

Library Services

Frances Prentice BA(LibSc) Manager
Jan Harbison BA DipLib Technical Services Librarian
Helen Phillips CertLib Library Technician
Gillian Simpson Public Enquiries

Building Services

Ray McMaster DipEng AssocDipConMaint Manager
Ian McKellar AssocDipConMaint Maintenance Manager
Barry Ashcroft Contracts/Purchasing Officer
Keith Buckman Non-Collection Assets Co-ordinator

Appendix 18

Volunteers 2000-2001

Warwick Abadee

Steve Adamantidis

Don Aggar

Ena Alcorn

Alan Anderson

Del Anderson

Lilian Andrew

Grant Arbuthnot

Gwen Ashcroft

Barry Astle

Anne Aston

Pat Austin

Judith Aymes-Smith

Kay Baldock

Vivian Balmer

Toni Barker

Alen Barrett

Howard Bate

Wendy Bate

Lyndyl Beard

Ian Beckett

Carey Bell

Colin Bell

David Bell

Estelle Billing

John Bird

Marlay Birks

John Bishop

John Blanchfield

Wim Blome

David Bloom

Judy Bloom

Gwen Bonnefin

Jim Bonnefin

Alex Books

Philip Bopf

David Boult

David Boulton

Colin Bowes

Kel Boyd

John Brooke

Mary Brookes

Norm Brooks

Bernie Brown

Cameron Brown

Deanne Brown

Merv Brown

Pam Burden

Craig Burgess

John Burn

John Butler

John.L Butler

Angus Campbell

Ian Campbell

John Campbell

Lisa Campbell

Jim Campion

Marion Carter

Nick Cheney

Paul Cheng

Bill Cheyne

Victor Chiang

Leslie Church

Charles Clancy

Graeme Clark

Geoff Clarke

Helen Clift

Wenford Clifton

Brian Clough

Shirley Cohen

John Connor

Sylvia Cordiner

Mary Correa

Don Coulter

Glen Coventry

Reg Craft

David Crook

Shirlea Crook

Owen Cunliffe

Tom Dalton

Stuart Davis

Caroline Davy

Pieter de Rooy

Pierre de Souza

Ken Deere

Natasha Delamont

Phillip Denholm

Jim Dennis

Adam Dillon

Jim Dillon

John Dillon

Dixie Dixon

Vincent Dorahy

Roy Dow

Samuel Dow

Helen Dubrovich

Michael Duffett

Anthony Duignan

Jean Dunworth

John Eager

John Ebner

Brian Edwards

Andrew Ellis

John Emdin

Jeff Evans

Ken Fair

Jeanette Felton

Diane Finlay

Geoffrey Francis

Ted Franken

Barry Fregon

James Furlong

Bryan Gale

Mervyn Gallagher

Aileen-Lee Gardner

Noreen-Lee Gardner

Peter Gerrey

John Gibbins

Tony Gibbs

John Gidney

Kathryn Glasgow

Peter Goertz

Brad Golding

Robert Goode

Michele Gray

Robert Guest

Robyn Haffenden

Joy Halstead

George Hancock

Gordon Hannam

Shirley Hannam

Ted Hannon

Brian Hansford

Joy Hanson-Acason

Wendy Hardiman

Dorothy Harpley

Brian Harris

Evelyn Harris

Jane Harris

Chris Harry

Kristen Henry

Bob Hetherington

Ken Heylbut

Shirley Heywood

Bill Hill

Frank Hines

Clive Hoffman

David Holt

Mal Horsfall

Warwick Howse

Don Humphrey

Jack Hutchinson

Warren Hyslop

Lynne Jacobson

Derek James

Jim Jeans

Greg Jehn

John Jewell

D’Arcy Johnson

John Jones

James Kane

Victor Kassabian

Mavis Keevers

Robyn Keevers

Patrick Kelleghan

John Kent

Richard Keyes

Bob Killingsworth

Joan Killingsworth

John King

Lewis Klipin

Alfred Knight

Alex Lange

Bill Langlois

Roger Langsworth

Maureen Law

David Leach

Reg Lee

Charlie Lewis

Derek Lewis

David Lock

Gavin Lostia

Adele Lucas

David Luff

Paul Maile

Peter Maile

Shane Mangan

George Manning

Terry Manning

Derek Mansfield

John Marsh

Stephen Martin

Bob Matchett

Casimiro Mattea

Roy Matthews

John Maxwell

Jack McBurney

Ken McDonald

Colleen McDonell

Robert McGeorge

Frank McHale

Lyn McHale

Robert McInally

Don McInnes

Ron McJannett

Geoff McKeown

Ernie McLean

Sheila McLean

Allan Meddings

John Mees

Peter Mellor

Bruce Miller

Ron Miller

George Milne

Byron Mitchell

Danielle Mitchell

Raymond Mobbs

Tony Mockler

Clare Moloney

David C Moore

David H Moore

Elizabeth More

Barry Moscrop

Brian Moules

Ross Muller

Valda Muller

Ian Murphy

Alwyn Murray

Keith Murray

Brian Nash

John Newlyn

Chiu Ng

Jonathan Nicholl

Leigh Norman

Clem O’Donoghue

Eric Olufson

Arthur Ongley

Henno Orro

Len Oudenryn

Les Owler

John Palmer

Bob Parker

Jenny Patel

Anne Patterson

Warren Peachman

Gervase Pearce

Julia Perry

Patrick Perry-Bolt

Brian Peters

Godfrey Phillips

Trevor Pickering

Paul Pisani

Len Price

Lin Pritchard

Peter Puckeridge

Fran Rabbitts

Judith Randall

Ken Raven

Greg Rawson

Leonard Regan

Alfred Reitano

Phil Rennie

Judith Roach

Christopher Robertson

Dorothy Robinson

Gordon Robinson

Janet Robinson

Tony Robinson

Don Robson

Henry Roda

Graham Roe

Ab Rootliep

John Rosenblum

Barney Ross

Peter Rossiter

Gwyn Rothwell

Geoff Ruggles

Kathleen Ruggles

Terry Ryan

Casey Schreuder

Wim Schroder

Eric Schuller

Keith Schwartz

Robert Selkirk

Peter Sellars

Kenneth Sherwell

John Skidmore

Brian Skingsley

Grahame Small

Joy Smart

Ron Smart

Gerry Smith

Ian Smith

M. Ruth Smith

Peggy Smith

Richard Smith

Roger Smith

Eric Spooner

Barry Squires

Tony Starling

John Steel

Calie Stone

Robin Stone

Max Surman-Smith

Douglas Taylor

Vera Taylor

Theo ten Brummelaar

Andrew ten Pas

Robert Thaler

Giles Thompson

Patricia Thompson

Roslyn Todd

Geoffrey Tonkin

Guy Tuplin

Jan van den Broek

David van Kool

Alf Vincent

Allan Walker

Roy Walker

Ken Ward

Chris Waters

Bert Waterworth

Gerry Weber

Joanne Wenban

Reuben Wesek

John Weston

Jeannette Wheildon

Janet Wierzbicki

Eric Willcock

Valerie Willcock

Herman Willemsen

Adam Williams

David Williams

Norman Wilson

Peter Wilson

Victor Zonca

Appendix 19

Customer Service Charter

Our primary focus is to our visitors and other users of the Museum and we aim at all times to provide high-quality external and internal service.

Who we are

We aim to be the prime cultural resource for developing the community’s knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of Australia’s relationship with its waterways and the sea. We will achieve this by:

• Providing the highest standards of service

• Generating the widest understanding and enjoyment of maritime history by creating exciting products and programs that inform and entertain

• Fostering the care and research of Australia’s cultural and material maritime heritage, in particular the National Maritime Collection

• Enhancing the level of recognition of the Museum as a dynamic cultural institution.

Who are our Customers?

As a national museum we serve the whole Australian community, but in particular our visitors, schools, researchers and historians, other cultural, government and commercial organisations, community groups, Members, sponsors, users of our venues and other services.
We also represent Australia internationally, and welcome many overseas visitors. Our internal ‘customers’ include volunteers, colleagues, contractors and service providers.

What we Provide

• An accessible maritime cultural heritage resource, developed and maintained to the highest professional standards.

• Relevant exhibitions and programs that educate, entertain, and reflect community needs and values.

• Services extended as widely as possible throughout Australia and abroad.

Our Service Standards

The Museum is committed to providing services to all its customers, both external and internal, in a way that is courteous, equitable, prompt, professional and ethical. To the fullest extent our resources allow, we will provide:

• Courteous, well-trained and knowledgable staff at all levels

• A safe, clean and accessible environment

• Quality services to all segments of our community

• Up to date information about our products and services

• Prompt, efficient and accurate responses to enquiries

• Opening hours that reflect community needs.

Tell us what you think

We welcome your suggestions for improving our services, and provide a variety of ways for you to communicate with us. We will pass your message to the person who can act on it, and aim to resolve any problems promptly. We are committed to regular Museum user surveys and research to ensure we are meeting your needs.

Here are some of the ways you can communicate with us:

• Speak to a staff member in person. All staff, including the Director and senior management, take turns attending the information desk.

• Complete the Comments Book in the Museum foyer which is reviewed regularly and responded to where possible.

• Express your views on the subjects we feature in exhibitions at a Discussion Point in our galleries from time to time.

• Fill in a formal complaint form at our information desk.

• Contact our Customer Services Manager on (02) 9298 3777 fax (02) 9298 3780.

• Write to us at GPO Box 5131 Sydney NSW 1042. We strive to reply within 14 days.

• Contact staff directly by phone, fax or email. Details from (02) 9298 3777, or visit us at
2 Murray St, Darling Harbour. Our Internet site at http://www.anmm.gov.au has direct email links to key staff.

Appendix 20

Statutory Information Requirements

Assessment of effectiveness in managing human resources

In addition to the next three items below, see Appendix 16.

Industrial Democracy

The Joint Consultative Council comprising the Director, Assistant Director Corporate Services
and the Human Resources Manager and three elected Staff Representatives met three times during the year.

Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Committee met on a monthly basis to discuss a range of OHS initiatives. See also under ‘Human Resource Management’, Key Result Area 1 Program Summary.

Workplace Diversity

A Workplace Diversity Committee met on two occasions during the year. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer. In 2000-2001 the Museum employed an Aboriginal person as Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
See Appendix 16 for staff breakdown by gender.

Commonwealth Disability Strategy

Work has commenced reviewing the Museum’s Disability Action Plan. Once this is complete we will develop methods of measuring performance.

Corporate Governance

Names of senior executives appear in Appendixes 14 & 17. Senior management Committees, including Audit Committee, appear in Appendix 15. Triennial Strategic Plans are prepared and addressed by annual business plans. Section 2 of this report specifically reports performance to the current Strategic Plan 2000-2003, tabled in June 2000. Ethical standards are in line with APS guidelines and are subject to normal scrutiny.

Developments in External Scrutiny

There were no developments, signifcant or otherwise, in external scrutiny.

Reports by the Auditor General

None undertaken during the period other than for Financial Statements

Fraud Control

No matters were referred for investigation.

Consultants

A total 20 consultants provided services in the areas of architecture, information technology, finance, OHS, personnel, design, tourism marketing, conservation, historical research, total expenditure approximately $500,000. Details of the consultancies are available to Members of Parliament and Senators on request.

Advertising & Market Research

This information is contained in the section Key Result Area 4.

Freedom of Information

There were no requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Environmental Performance

Management of energy consumption, for which the Museum has won awards in the past, was ongoing. This is undertaken by the Building Services section which has also targeted waste management as an issue for ongoing review (see Key Result Area 1).

Appendix 21

List of Acts Administered

The Museum was established by the Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990 (No 90 of 1990), where its functions and powers are set out. The Act was amended in the Arts, Sport, Environment, Tourism and Territories Legislation Amendment (No 2) Act 1991 (No 179 of 1991), principally to provide for a Naval member of Council.

The Australian National Maritime Museum Regulations (Statutory Rules 1991 No 10) under section 54 of the Act were signed by the Governor-General on 29 January 1991, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 5 February 1991.

The Regulations were amended (Statutory Rules 1991 No 220) by the Governor-General on 27 June 1991, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 5 July 1991 and revised again (Statutory Rules 1991 No 348) on 4 November 1991, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 12 November 1991.

Appendix 22

Functions and Powers of the Minister

The Museum is responsible to the Minister for Communications and the Arts. Key ministerial powers under the Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990 include the Minister’s ability to:

• Transfer property, real or personal, held on lease or otherwise by the Commonwealth, to the Museum for its use or for inclusion in the National Maritime Collection (Section 8)

• Approve criteria and guidelines for the National Maritime Collection (Section 8)

• Approve the disposal of material in the National Maritime Collection with value exceeding $20,000 (Section 10(4)(b), amended 1991)

• Give direction to the Council with respect to the performance of the functions or the exercise of the powers of the Museum (Section 14)

• Appoint a Member to act as Chairperson of the Council or appoint a Member of Council (for no more than 12 months) where there is a vacancy (Section 18)

• Convene a meeting of the Council at any time (Section 23)

• Approve and table in Parliament Strategic and Annual Operational Plans and variations to them (Sections 25-28)

• Approve leave of absence to the Director on such terms or conditions as she or he determines (Section 34)

• Be advised in writing by the Director of direct or indirect pecuniary interests (Section 37

• Appoint a person (not a member of Council)
to act as Director during a vacancy with such appointment not to exceed 12 months
(Section 38)

• Approve the form of the Museum’s estimates and the estimates (Section 46), and

• Approve contracts exceeding $250,000
(Section 47, amended 1991).

Appendix 23

Functions and Powers of the Museum

The functions and powers of the Museum are defined in Sections 6 and 7 of the Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990.

Functions of the Museum (Section 6)

• To exhibit, or make available for exhibition by others, in Australia or elsewhere, material included in the National Maritime Collection or maritime historical material that is otherwise in the possession of the Museum.

• To cooperate with other institutions (whether public or private) in exhibiting, or in making available for exhibition, such material.

• To develop, preserve and maintain the National Maritime Collection.

• To disseminate information relating to Australian maritime history and information relating to the Museum and its functions.

• To conduct, arrange for and assist research into matters relating to Australian maritime history.

• To develop sponsorship, marketing and other commercial activities relating to the Museum’s functions.

Powers of the Museum (Section 7)

• To purchase, commission the creation of, lend, borrow or hire maritime historical material either in its own right or jointly with others.

• To collect material relating to Australian maritime history and dispose of that material under certain conditions.

• To recover or arrange for or assist in the recovery of maritime historical material from the Australian marine environment and from other areas.

• Accept gifts, devises, bequests and assignments of money or property whether as trustee or otherwise.

• Acquire and operate vessels anywhere, whether or not the vessels are maritime historical material.

• Disseminate information relating to Australian maritime history and sell replicas or reproductions of maritime historical material.

• Enter contracts, acquire, hold and dispose of real or personal property, charge fees (in addition to the charges fixed by regulation) appoint agents and attorneys and act as an agent for other persons, as well as raise money, by appropriate means for the purpose of the Museum.

 

Appendix 24

Director’s Statement

The Australian National Maritime Museum is a Statutory Authority set up under the Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990 and responsible to the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Peter McGauran MP within the portfolio of the Minister for Communications, the Information Economy and the Arts (Senator Richard Alston).

The Commonwealth Authorities and Companies (CAC) Act 1997, under the provisions of which the Annual Reports of Commonwealth Statutory Authorities are to be produced, commenced 1 January 1998. This Annual Report has been prepared in compliance with the Act.

This Annual Report, which reports on the first financial year of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s 2000 Strategic Plan, has been prepared in consultation with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Requirements for Annual Reports approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit under subsection 63(2) of the Public Service Act 1999.

Certain categories of information do not appear in full but are available to Members of Parliament and Senators on request.


Mary-Louise Williams
Director A/g

 

Appendix 25

Index

Accounting Policies 47

Acts Administered 102

Acquisitions 2, 6, 29, 31, 72-77

Admission charges ii

Advertising 35, 37

APS Staff 94-97

Assets & liabilities 43, 54-57

Auditor General 40, 59

Australian Maritime Museums Council 7, 78

Balance Sheet 44

Batavia iii, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 36

Building Services 20, 21

Calendar of Events 67

Capital works 8, 19, 21

Cash flows, Statement of 44

Chairman iii, 3, 4, 88, 89

Chairman’s Message iii

Collections & Exhibitions Branch 88, 94

Commercial & Visitor Services Branch 88, 96

Committees of Council 91-92

Communications & Information Section 20

Compliance with Requirements 101, 104

Conference papers 80-81

Conservation Section 29, 32, 94

Contact Officer ii

Consultants 101

Corporate Governance 101

Corporate Members 85

Corporate Overview 4-9, 101

Corporate Services Branch 88, 97

Council 89-90

Curatorial Sections 6, 23-25, 94

Customer Feedback 21

Customer Service 19-20

Customer Service Charter 100

Design Section 35, 95

Director 3, 7, 88, 89, 94

Director’s Overview 4-9

Director’s Statement 103

Distributed National Collection Program 7, 87

Donors 2, 6, 74-77

Endeavour, search for 3, 8, 24

Endeavour replica 3, 5, 15

Education 6, 24, 26-27

Energy Management 20, 101

Environmental Performance 20, 101

Equity 43

Exhibitions (ANMM) 2, 4-15, 21, 23-25

Expenses 42, 53, 54

External Scrutiny 101

Federation, Centenary of – exhibitions 2, 4, 6, 10,

13, 24, 34

Federation, National Council for the
Centenary of 6, 10, 13 Finance Section 97

Financial Statements 39-64

Financial Performance, Statement of 42

Financial Position, Statement of 43

Financing activities 44

Fleet Section 30, 33, 95

Fraud Control 101

Freedom of Information 101

Functions of the Minister 102

Functions of the Museum 102

Glossary N/A

Grants 7, 49, 87

Highlights of the year 2

HM Bark Endeavour Foundation 3,15

Human Resources Section 20, 93, 97

Independent Audit Report 40-41

Index 104

Industrial Democracy 101

Information Technology 20

Internal & External Scrutiny 117

Internet 20, 30

Internship Program 7

Investing Activities 44

John Louis 30

Key Result Areas 18-37

Lectures 67, 80

Liabilities 43, 57

Library 30, 33, 97

Maritime Archaeology 3, 8, 24, 25

Market Research 35, 37

Marketing Section 21, 35, 37, 96

Media 8, 35

Members Section 3, 36, 37, 96

Mission Statement 1

MMAPSS 7, 87

National Maritime Collection 2, 6, 29, 31, 72-77

Non-Government funding 19, 21, 33, 42,

44, 48, 53

Notes (Financial Statements) 47-66

Occupational Health & Safety 20, 101

Olympic Games, Sydney 2000 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 19, 20, 21,

Operating activities 44

Organisational Chart 88

Outreach 7,8

Overseas travel 83

Patrons 84

Powers of the Minister 102

Powers of the Museum 102

Professional Appointments (Staff) 82

Public Affairs Section 96

Public programs 3, 5, 8, 22, 23, 25, 26, 67-70

Publications (ANMM) 78

Publications (Staff) 79

Program Performance Reporting 18-37

Registration Section 29, 32, 95

Reports by Auditor General 101

Revenues 42, 48, 53-54

Salaries 42, 53, 57, 93

Saltwater Country collection 2, 6, 29, 71

Schedule of Commitments 45

Schedule of Contingencies 46

Schools 26, 27

Social Justice & Equity 93

Sponsors 2, 6, 35, 37, 84

Staff list 94

Staffing Overview 93

Staffing Resources Summary 93

Statement by Council Members 39

Statutory Information Requirements 101

Store, The 3, 8, 19, 21

Student/Teacher visitor numbers 26

Supporters 84, 85

Supporting Members 85

Sydney Heritage Fleet 5, 15 , 29

Table of Contents iv

Travelling exhibitions 7, 10, 21, 32

Trust monies 63-64

USA Gallery 4, 12, 14, 24, 25, 31, 94

Vampire 30, 36

Vaughan Evans Library 30, 33, 97

Venue Hire 2, 3, 4,20, 21, 96

Vision Statement i

Visitor Feedback 21

Visitor Numbers 2, 21

Visitor Programs Section 26-27, 96

Visitor Revenues 21

Visitor Services Section 19, 96

Volunteers 5, 36, 37, 98

Volunteers Management 97

Web Site ii, 20, 30

Welcome Wall, The 3, 36, 69, 70

Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre 3, 5, 15, 29, 37
Workplace Diversity 101

Yots Cafe 21