Women’s War 2
The Women's War 2 exhibition , consisting of display panels and display cases arranged around a mock-up of a typical North Queensland living-room during the war, complete with a piano (owned by the Breen family during the war) and blackout curtains. This exhibition tells some of the stories about life in Townsville during the years 1939-1945 from a young woman's perspective. The twelve participating ladies whose experiences are showcased had all worked in different local industries in the defence of the country, many of them associated with maritime industries.
Temporary exhibitions: Navigating the Queensland coast
It’s easy on land.
Maps, roads, signposts, towns, rivers, bridges, mountains, scenery.
But on the ocean “your only companion is an endless procession of waves.”
Navigation at sea is how you work out where you are and where you want to go to at sea.
This exhibition will walk you through the art of calculating Latitude and Longitude. It also displays some historic methods of calculating boat speed, distance travelled, boat location and depth below the keel.
Electronic devices started to modernise marine navigation. On display are some early examples of equipment – how clunky they look. Actually, your mobile phone can do much more than they do.
We celebrate the early Navigators who, by using traditional methods, mapped this part of the Queensland Coast. Read about their exploits.
And if you feel lost after looking through the display – just return to the Exhibition entrance – and find out where you are!
The information presented in this exhibition is for display purposes only. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should this information be used for actual navigation at sea.