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Picture Hall

The picture hall runs the length of our Museum building and displays Naval ships and history.

Snapshots of Naval History

Upon entering the Museum proper you will walk past our photo gallery assembled over many years showing moments of interest throughout Naval history.
The NSW Government in 1891 purchased the ship as the Sobaron and towed it to Sydney harbour, arriving in February of 1891.
The ship was turned into a Nautical school ship/industrial school ship for under privileged boys whom the court had found to be destitute.
These boys were given the opportunity to develop their skills as tradesmen and given a basic education.
This photo is of one of the children who trained aboard the vessel while it resided in Sydney harbour.
In April 1912 the HMAS Tingira was commissioned as the first naval training ship in the RAN
The Tingira became the main training ship to thousands of young boys who had chosen the Navy as a career under the department of the Navy's boy enlistment scheme.
The HMAS Tingira never trained at sea, instead staying moored inside Sydney Harbour at Rose Bay for the next 15 years of service before being decommissioned in 1927 after having trained over 3000 young boys for Navy service.

Museum Hours

Open Sundays: 11am - 3pm
$2 Gold Coin On Entry
Free parking
For All Ages
Wheelchair Accessable
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