Shaped by the Sea


Discover stories of deep time Australia

As an island nation, Australia has a unique relationship with the ocean. Over tens of thousands of years, the sea and our inland waters have shaped this continent and sustained the many peoples who have lived here.

Shaped by the Sea tells the story of Australia’s maritime history and our relationship with seas, rivers and waterways from the deep past.

From a dugong skeleton to digital installations, Shaped by the Sea shares thousands of objects and stories that circumnavigate our past.

You're invited to be immersed in displays of scientific specimens and learn from Aboriginal cultural practices in this free exhibition.


Australian National Maritime Museum @ 2 Murray St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000 Australia



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