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Our Association

The Maritime Heritage Association is an incorporated not for profit organisation formed in 1989 to unify like-minded people in preserving and promoting the Maritime Heritage of Western Australia. We foster national and international interest in our maritime heritage for the benefit of the local community and visitors.


  • To promote, encourage and support the preservation, restoration and knowledge of Western Australian maritime heritage;
  • To provide resources and facilities for employment, education and training in all aspects of maritime heritage.
  • To invite and encourage public participation in all these activities.


  • Preservation and restoration of watercraft
  • Maritime history and research
  • Marine art and ship models
  • Publication of a quarterly Journal;
  • Recording the Western Australian historical maritime stock of vessels;
  • Encouraging their restoration or recording their construction lines;
  • Book Club that provides a social forum on old and new maritime publications;
  • Lobby for the preservation of vessels and buildings of maritime significance;
  • And much more!

Public Talk on the Hougoumont

On Thursday, 11th January 2018, MHA President Nick Burningham presented a talk about the Hougoumont, the ship that carried 62 Irish convicts to WA in 1867-68, at the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival and it can be downloaded here:

  • Hougoumont talk 2018(122kb)
  • Find us on Facebook

    Here is an easy way to catch up with fellow members. Join the group, it is open to everyone. Share your ideas and activities with your own friends.

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