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PUBLIC LECTURES 2012
Friday 30 March 2012, 6pm-7:30pm
Flinders in the City, Room 1 Lecture Theatre
182 Victoria Square (the old Reserve Bank Building, Enter from Flinders Street or Victoria Square)
The Australian Register of Historic Vessels
by David Payne, Curator, Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian Register of Historic Vessels (ARHV) is an online database that presents vessels of all types and sizes built up to 1965 which are relevant to Australia’s maritime heritage. It features information on their designers, builders and owners, as well as the social and geographical context in which they have existed. On the ARHV, vessels are used as the key to exploring their wider backgrounds. In 2012 the ARHV is five years old, and has made great progress in many areas of research and support for heritage vessels. The lecture will look at the background to the ARHV and its content, then discuss what it has achieved and the plans for the future. Included will be a look at the Indigenous watercraft nominated to the ARHV.
David Payne works on a number of projects, including Vessel Management Plans, advice on vessel support and display, drawings of historic vessels and other consulting work related to historic craft. David represents the ARHV on the International Congress of Maritime Museum’s International Historic and Traditional Ships panel. David’s work for the ARHV has led to significant research into Indigenous watercraft, resulting in practical experience with the construction of models and full-sized craft. In January 2012 David instructed at a workshop for local Indigenous communities in Ulladulla NSW, where they made three tie-bark canoe hulls. These will be featured when the Museum hosts the national conference “Nawi - Exploring Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft Conference” in May/June 2012