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Friends of the Cerberus.PO Box 1231, Blackburn Nth. 3130. Australia.Help save the world's first substantial steamshipAustralia's answer to the Wright Flyerthe last iron monitor - HMVS Cerberus.

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The Heritage Council of VictoriaA Friend of the Cerberus
The National Trust of Australia - Victoria

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Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union. Peak governing body for Melbourne metropolitan community cricket.

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Maritime Heritage Association of Victoria. A coalition working for a Nationally Significant Maritime Heritage Precinct at the former PMA workshops & slipway site at Williamstown

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Featured News

06 Apr '14   
"THE HERITAGE NETWORK" IS NOW ON FACEBOOK:
Like/Follow us at http://www.facebook.com/theheritagenet which will be our primary web presence while this site is re-developed.

06 Feb '14
CLIPPER "CITY OF ADELAIDE" FINALLY DELIVERED:
(visit their website & follow on facebook for more details)
The 19th Century Clipper "City of Adelaide" has at last been delivered to a berth in her name-City via the heavy lift vessel "Palanpur". A lengthy voyage began with loading onto a barge at Irvine Scotland, crossing the English channel behind a tugboat for fumigation at Dordrecht before being lifted onto the Palanpur in Rotterdam. Then a trans-Atlantic sojourn to Norfolk Virginia, refuelling stop at Capetown South Africa, delivery of locomotives picked up in Norfolk to the West Australia mining town of Port Headland before a final run to Adelaide in South Australia. (...more)

06 Oct '13
R.A.N. INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW:
3-11 Oct 2013 (for more visit the RAN website)

An internation fleet review to mark 100 years since the RAN entered Sydney Harbour for its first fleet review in 1913 is the focus of current week long celebrations in the harbour city. (...more)

25 Aug '13
SEAWORKS MARITIME FESTIVAL:
6-14 Sep 2013 (full details are available from their website)

The largest fleet of tall ships to dock at Williamstown in 100 years will be a feature of the 2013 Seaworks Maritime Festival. Don't miss this rare opportunity to board vessels and meet with Captains and crew from some of the world's iconic sailing ships. (...more)

09 Apr '13
THE "CITY OF ADELAIDE" PREPARES TO LEAVE SCOTLAND:
The world's oldest clipper ship (and #2 on our Network Heritage List) is one step closer to leaving an Irvine (Scotland) slipway, which has been its resting place near the Scottish Maritime Museum since 1993, for a new home in South Australia. Work is now well advanced to position a purpose built cradle underneath the ship allowing it to be transported half way around the world. (...more)

21 Apr '12
REPLICA TURRET UNVEILING AT GEELONG MARITIME MUSEUM:
Sunday 6 May '12
A replica section of a HMVS Cerberus Gun Turret and enhanced display of the Georgian Line-Of-Battleship, HMVS Nelson will be unveiled by Friends of the Cerberus' Patron John Wood to celebrate Victoria's Colonial Navy. The Victorian Navy, which was Australia's most powerful colonial navy, comprised sixteen ships which included an ex Line-Of-Battleship, a powerful Monitor warship, gunboats, torpedo boats and modified Government, Harbour Trust and commercial vessels. (...more)

31 Jan '10
MARITIME HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA:
Wooden Boat Festival - 2010

The 2010 Melbourne Wooden Boat Festival will be held in Victoria Harbour, Docklands over the weekend of 20-21 February. (...more)

02 Jul '09
AUSSIE ROCK - MUSIC OF THE DEVIL:
Australia’s rock stars and bands are coming together for DEVIL ROCK – a series of fundraising concerts that have been
arranged by veteran rocker, Jon English, in support of efforts to save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction. (...more)

25 Jul '08
MINISTER GARRETT DELIVERS THE GOOD OIL:
Commonwealth Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett this afternoon stood on the jetty at Half Moon Bay to gaze at Australia's last remaining colonial warship and ponder its fate. Joined by representatives of the National Trust Australia, National Trust Victoria, Friends of the Cerberus and a bevy of media ... (...more)

22 Jun '07
MADDEN MOVES ON CERBERUS:
In correspondence dated 20 June '07 the Victorian Minister for Planning, Justin Madden MLC, has confirmed his recent formal approach to the Federal Minister for the Environment and Water Resources suggesting that "our respective departments develop a joint funding proposal on Cerberus. I have asked Heritage Victoria to pursue this proposal with its colleagues in Canberra." (...more)

05 Sep '06
HMVS CERBERUS - HUGE CROWD GATHERS TO CELEBRATE:
Friends' Patron - Commander John Wood holding his Commission in the Victorian Navy (photo by John Toogood)Congratulations to Friends of the Cerberus on attracting large numbers of supporters from across the generational divide to
last Sunday's celebration of Australia's only battleship. Network Administrator and Friends' President John Toogood has labelled the event as "our most successful 'call-to-arms' yet". Mr Toogood made particular mention of some groups and individuals whose contributions, in addition to those of their hard-working board members, "continue to inspire rapidly growing support for our cause".   (...more)

27 Jun '06
JOHN BROADWATER (PROJECT MONITOR) HERE FOR CERBERUS:
Dr John Broadwater, famous for his key role with ongoing efforts to preserve remains of the USS Monitor, has indicated that one of the primary reasons for his attending the upcoming 'Iron, Steel and Steam seminar' is to visit Melbourne and the Cerberus. In recent communications he has also briefed senior officials from the 'Monitor National Maritime Sanctuary' ... (...more)

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