The Maritime Society (TMS)

  • TMS was originally founded in 1990 as a fundraising vehicle for Sydney Heritage Fleet (SHF)

  • Through TMS, individuals can provide financial support for the Fleet beyond annual Fleet membership and volunteering

  • Donations through TMS are directed to specific project/s which the SHF Board nominate so you know where your money will be spent

  • Pledging a monthly donation to be deducted from your credit card assists the Fleet greatly in budget planning and of course one off donations can be made at any time.

  • During the 2018/2019 financial year all donations received will be allocated to the below project 

JOHN OXLEY FOREMAST REPLACEMENT PROJECT

SHF is currently fundraising to cover the cost of replacing the foremast on the John Oxley.

Details of the requirements of this project and an initial estimate of the funds needed

will be outlined here soon so, watch this space!

John Oxley image

John Oxley steaming into Sydney Harbour 1970 (image John Bennet)

The 1927 steamship John Oxley is the last surviving original coastal steamship in Australia. Her restoration to steaming condition is the chance for Australians to experience firsthand a fundamental component of our maritime past. Restoration is well advanced, largely due to the stoic efforts of the John Oxley’s team of workers combined with the generosity of sponsors who support this project. Built in Paisley, Scotland, in riveted steel with teak decks, she is a typical coastal steamship of the type that services the Australian seaboard. She is one of a handful of surviving examples today and is destined to become the only operational coastal steamer in the world. To learn more about this incredible vessel please click here.

YOU CAN HELP NOW – PLEASE DONATE BY:

  • click here for our Secure Donations Page, select the Appeal button and enter John Oxley foremast in the blue box 

  • over the phone with your credit card by calling Ros below

  • send your cheque payable to Sydney Heritage Fleet to Ros at the address below

  • pledge a regular monthly donation to be deducted from a nominated credit card on or around the 22nd of each month (minimum $10 per month)

  • complete and return our Application Form click here 

however you choose to donate, clearly indicate it is for the John Oxley foremast 

Donations of $2.00 or more are fully tax-deductible. Receipts for one-off donations are forwared following processing and for regular monthly donations receipts will be forwarded at the end of the relevant financial year.

Supporter Benefits: To acknowledge your generosity you will receive:

  • Our weekly Fleet Forum newsletter emailed to you
  • Invitations to exclusive Maritime Society events
  • SHF Member discounts on the charter of SHF vessels and tickets on the Fleet’s publicly offered events
  • Free admission to visit James Craig when she is berthed alongside Wharf 7 at Pyrmont
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping us to “Keep The Fleet Afloat” 

If you require further information or wish to discuss becoming a TMS supporter, please contact:

Ros Herber

(02) 9298 3865 or email fundraiser@shf.org.au

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road

Pyrmont NSW 2009