A listing of  Museums with maritime collections and other interesting websites and other items can be found here.

Information on all sorts of Archives in Australia.
NSW Maritime Heritage Online. This site has a wealth of interesting information and research material.
The Maritime History Virtual Archives.
An extensive collection of articles of historical interest on a wide variety of maritime subjects.
Information on lots of famous ships, old and new, here.

The Wooden Boat Association comprises groups from throughout Australia, open to all owners, builders, restorers and lovers of boats made of wood (not surprisingly). Old, new, carvel, clinker, ply, composite. We don’t care. As long as it’s got wood. Lots of wood. The more wood the better really.
Medway maritime Trust. Enthusiasts in the United kingdom are restoring the last steam paddle tug remaining in Britain, the John H Amos. She was built in the same yard as John Oxley.
Sailing Ship Trust of South Australia, who run sail training cruises on the brigantine One & All.

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, which runs youth development programs in the context of sail training on the tall ship Young Endeavour.

Presenting the sea, ship and shore attractions of Australia’s Maritime World.
A wonderful site run by a real tallship enthusiast. Fascinating virtual reality tours of various ships, tall ship forum, lots of nautical information, songs, etc.
Features a marine directory with 10,000+ listings, free crew swap for skippers, owners and crew, boat jumble – sell and buy used gear, on-line cruising guide – find information on harbours, marinas, anchorages & moorings and an extensive links section.
This site features a directory of resources devoted to underwater archaeology and underwater exploration.Use the links to explore sunken ships and lost civilisations.
Comprehensive list of maritime sites.
“We’re specialist suppliers of Historic Wooden Model Sailing Ship Kits, Plans, Books, Tools, Timber, Materials and Accessories. We’re dedicated to those who enjoy the craft of model shipbuilding.”
“We specailise in manufacturing and sourcing, the highest quality Nautical gifts within Australia and Overseas.”
A huge site covering everything sailing, from 3 masted sailing ships to yachting.

UK tallship magazine.
Seawaves is a major source of timely naval news. Part of each subscription made through the link at right goes to Sydney Heritage Fleet.

Maritime Museums

A listing of  Museums with maritime collections and other interesting websites and other items can be found here.
World Wide Maritime Museum Internet Resources
Australian National Maritime Museum. ?A magnificent museum featuring Australia’s nautical history,?adjacent to the Sydney Heritage Fleet.
Maritime Britain – the online guide to maritime heritage facilities and organisations in the UK.
The French National Sea Experience (Centre National de la Mer) is much more than a mere aquarium – it is a unique place where visitors can discover the marine environment. At once entertaining, educational and scientific, the Centre derives its originality from its main focus on the relationship between Man and the sea.?Since 1991, it has been determined to raise public awareness about the importance of managing the oceans and their resources as “Caring for the Blue Planet, you can make a difference”.\~kwmuseum
Eden Killer Whale Museum and Historical Society has exhibitions and artifacts on the whaling industry, the maritime history of southern NSW, evolution of the fishing industry, Aboriginal history and local history.
Lady Denman Heritage Complex, owners of the ferry Lady Denman, (1911), with numerous other marine artifacts and information.

Newcastle Regional Maritime Museum, featuring Newcastle’s maritime history. Housed in Fort Scratchley, Newcastle.
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)?Home of the 1885 iron barque Polly Woodside.
San Diego Maritime Museum?Home of the 1863 iron barque Star of India.
The Sydney Heritage Fleet site. ?Owners of the 1874 barque James Craig.

Naval Museums
The Naval Historical Society.
The society was founded in 1970 on the anniversary of the arrival of the first British ship on the Australian coast. In May of that year about 40 people attended a meeting at Garden Island with the view to forming a Naval Historical Society.
The national headquarters is in Sydney and there are State Chapters in the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Western Australia.

News Service
Tallship Newswire

Other Link

A Timeline of The World’s Largest Passenger Ships From 1831-Present

Old Ships in Distress
The Lady Elizabeth is in desperate need of help. This beautiful 1879 iron barque is lying derelict off the coast of the Falkland Islands.?Will somebody recover and restore her?
Help save the clipper ship City of Adelaide from demolition. The City of Adelaide and Cutty Sark are the world’s last two surviving composite clippers. The City of Adelaide, built in 1864, made 23 return voyages transporting settlers and goods to South Australia from the United Kingdom, and holds the record for the fastest wool clipper from Australia to the UK. She is the sole survivor of the North American timber trade. An Adelaide based group are working towards bringing this world historic ship back to Australia to preserve and display.
Help save the Cerberus, “A crucial link between the period of timber line-of-battle ships and the more modern battleships”?Australian Heritage Commission?”One of the most historically important naval vessels in existence.”?National Trust (Victoria)
A group focussed on saving the historically important S.S. Catalina.

The 1941 schooner American Pride.
The Bounty replica.
The 1869 clipper Cutty Sark.
The Duyfken replica.
The Endeavour replica.
The 1894 schooner Ernestina
The 1874 iron barque James Craig.
The South Australian brigantine One & All.
The tallship Picton Castle.
The 1885 iron barque Polly Woodside.
The 1863 iron barque Star of India.
The 1949 wooden brigantine Soren Larsen.
The 1922 barquentine Svanen.
The 1931 pilot schooner Timber Wind.
The tallship R Tucker Thompson.
Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, which runs youth development programs in the context of sail training on the tall ship Young Endeavour.

Links to Sydney Heritage Fleet

Support these sites who link to us – lots of useful information here
Visit Plymouth, past and present. You’ll find out about some important historical events and see lots of photos of the natural and built attractions in present day Plymouth, Spirit of Discovery (including a plaque commemorating the departure of the first fleet ships Friendship and Charlotte). See the photo tour of Plymouth’s seafront – the Barbican and Hoe.
A Guide to Yacht Charters, worldwide, plus a huge number of other nautical links.
Corporate Charters & Skippered Yachting ?Eastcoast Sailing offers yacht charters on Sydney Harbour for corporate and pleasure sailing. Romantic overnight escapes, corporate team building programs and regattas available. Catering is available from Sydney’s finest Harbourside restaurants.
A very useful travel guide, with lots of information about places of interest all over the world.
The Australian Government’s index of Australian Culture and Recreation websites
Australia’s Maritime World – the name says it all!
Text of the Governor General’s Speech to the World Ship Trust Presentation
ActNow – a volunteer placement organisation that operates in the area of Sydney and the Central Coast.
The Institution of Engineers Australia – Sydney Division – Engineering Heritage Sydney
Volunteer – a volunteer placement agency
Find out about the barque James Craig
The Rainbow Chaser Diary by Tony Fountain, a person with a keen interest in matters maritime.
Online is a service that aims to support and promote the benefits of the Internet for learning, education and training in Australia.
Don Robertson’s Marine Marketplace – MARINE MUSEUMS & HERITAGE SOCIETIES
Sydney-Australia.Biz features information for both tourists and business visitors alike.
What’s The Number gives information on many things to see and do in Australia.
Welcome to PORT – A premier portal of high-quality maritime resources on the internet.
Historybuff – a site for history enthusiasts.
Sydney City Life – things to see and do in Sydney.
The World Ship Trust Review.
Sheriff, explained – this is how things are going to work from now on: i write, you read, everyone goes home happy.
About the loss of the tall ship India in 1841
A travel directory for the world, based in Italy (English Language).
A huge compilation of useful boating links throughout Australia
Ocean View College Marine Studies p-12 South Australia

Many thanks to Rae Bailey of Internet Media Consultancy Group, a sponsor of the James Craig Restoration, for the original list of links.