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Historical Objects and Exhibits of the WA Maritime Museum

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WA Maritime Museum is located on Victoria Quay Fremantle and contains collections focused on the the Indian Ocean, the Swan River, fishing, maritime trade and naval defence. The museum features the yacht, Australia II, which won the America’s Cup in 1983 and is located in the historical Maritime Heritage Precinct, which includes the entrance to Fremantle Inner Harbour.

Among the many historical objects in the WA Maritime Museum, the following are some highlights:


“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire



Photo Credit: By GordonMakryllos (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons