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Children can climb inside a
large model plane to simulate
how a pilot navigates the skies,
hop on board a hoverdisk
to learn how the cushion of
hovercraft travels across water
or sail model ‘land yachts’ to
experience the challenges of
sailing into the wind.
In ‘Rock the Boat’ families
can learn how tricky it is to pack
a cargo ship by loading blocks onto a ship; while the ‘Luggage
Loader’ interactive allows families to test their mathematical
skills while learning how luggage is processed in a busy airport.
In Going Places children will learn about future modes of
transport and come up with their own ingenious designs.
Going Places opens from 16 August until 22 February 2015.
Call 02 9298 3777 or log onto www.anmm.gov.au /goingplaces
Where did you go today? How did you get there? Did you walk,
cycle, fly, drive or sail? Over 4.5 million people living in the Sydney
Greater Metropolitan Area are making nearly 16.5 million trips on
an average weekday and travelling over 142 million kilometres.
In Going Places, a new family exhibition at the Australian
National Maritime Museum, you become the driver and discover
the technology we have developed for travel and transport across
our lands and oceans.
This hands-on exhibition gives families the opportunity to
experience and react to a number of scenarios in which they can
drive, load, control and design all forms of transport.
Developed by Scitech in Perth, WA , Going Places explores the
technology that get us around every day, overcoming obstacles
like gravity, currents, waves and friction, as well as how transport
has influenced our daily lives. Visitors will also see new technology
and get a glimpse of where our future is headed.
Families enter the
exhibition through a real-
life metal detector and
can find their own city on a
three dimensional planet
how vast our world is to
ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE
NEW SOUTH WALES
Australian Naval & Military
Expeditionary Force Centenary Seminar
At the outbreak of World War I, the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary
Force (ANMEF) was one of the allied forces raised to seize and occupy
German colonial possessions in the Pacific. It was raised in August 1914 and,
supported by the Australian Fleet, began occupying German possessions,
especially wireless stations, in New Guinea, Nauru, the Solomon Islands and
nearby islands beginning in September 1914.
August-September 2014 will be the centenary of the raising the ANMEF and
its seizure of Rabaul. To mark the centenary, the Institute will hold this seminar
with a view to enhancing public awareness and understanding of this important
event in Australia’s military history and the circumstances surrounding it.
Apanel of five historians will explain the strategic, political and social background
to the campaign; the operations of the Australian, German and Japanese
navies in the Pacific in 1914; the raising of the ANMEF and its operations
in German New Guinea; the contemporary operations of the New Zealand
expeditionary force in German Samoa; and the aftermath of the campaign.
The panel will include:
Captain Ian Pfennigwerth, RAN (Ret’d); Dr David Stevens; Professor Michael
Hough, AM, RFD, ED (Ret’d); Flying Officer Ross Pearson, OAM (Ret’d);
Colonel Joseph Matthews (Ret’d)
TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 1pm to 5pm
Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Registration is essential
Online Registration: www.rusinsw.org.au
Telephone Enquiries: (02) 9393 2325;
Email Enquiries: email@example.com
Attendance Fees: RUSI members $30; non-members $45
Test of War young
The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), in
association with the National Film and Sound Archive of
Australia (NFSA), has announced Shana Tiang as the winner
of the Test of War Young Composers’ national competition to
create a soundtrack for a 1928 silent film by Ken G. Hall on
Australia’s first naval battle in World War I.
Young composers aged 18-26 were invited to find inspiration
in Australia’s naval history and create a composition for a five-
minute clip of the film War at Sea – The Navy in WWI about
the battle of HMAS Sydney and German raider SMS Emden,
reflecting the mood and drama of the original cinematography.
Shana’s soundtrack, together with the clip, will feature in
the ANMM’s exhibition War at Sea – The Navy in WWI when it
opens at the museum on 12 September. The exhibition will
tour nationally until 2018, taking Shana’s work to hundreds
of thousands of people across Australia. h
Become the driver in new family
exhibition at the Maritime Museum
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