LAST CHANCE TO SEE: War at Sea, The Navy in WW1 & Shackleton: Escape From Antarctica

Don and Sharon Gibson exploring War at Sea: The Navy in WW1 Exhibition Photographer: E. Korotkaia

Two exciting exhibitions on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum are closing this Thursday, 29 March 2018. 

War at Sea: The Navy in WWI is telling a story of Australian Navy’s involvement in World War I.

This traveling panel exhibition draws on the personal accounts of Navy servicemen – through their diaries, mementos, ship’s logs and letters home – to tell their incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice amidst the drudgery of life at sea, patrolling, blockading and escorting troopships.

The exhibition also features objects on loan from the Gladstone Maritime Museum, including a chair salvaged from The Protector. The ship sank close to Heron Island, in 1943.

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica invites the visitors to walk in the footsteps of famous Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and discover his epic voyage of survival.

 It brings together first-hand accounts and dramatic images by official expedition photographer Australian Frank Hurley to tell the compelling story of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 and his bid to stay alive.

The exhibition is complemented by a slideshow of images from the expedition to Antarctica, by contemporary photographer Peter Lush.

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum will be closed over Easter, including Easter Saturday, so make sure you visit these displays before they are gone.

Also closing are the following exhibitions: Celebrating 70 Years of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, 2018 Intercity Images: Gladstone Saiki Photographic Exchange and 2018 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.