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Help bring MV ‘Wyuna’ home

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The former Port Phillip Bay pilot ship MV Wyuna is one of Australia’s most historically valuable examples of early post war shipping. As far as our Australian maritime history goes she is extremely precious.

Wyuna has a long history. She was constructed in Scotland in 1952 and used as a pilot ship. She was also used as a training vessel at the Launceston Maritime College and once owned by mining magnate, Clive Palmer and then sold to business woman Gillian Swaby.

This beautiful ship served our country throughout her career and deserves the title of an Australian Historical Maritime Asset. It’s one of very few surviving and relevant pieces of Aussie Maritime history. She needs saving at any cost.

The Victorian Maritime Centre are totally committed to maintaining the ship Wyuna so future generations can come aboard and enjoy the memories but she needs to be bought back home to Victoria.

We need money to bring the Wyuna back home to Victoria from Tasmania and permanently berthed her as part of the Victorian Maritime Museum. She has been beautiful restored but time is running out to save her. She is deteriorating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkAZ_B8q3M8

We all have a responsibility to our future generations to preserve our maritime heritage and history.

Here is the link to the petition to get her back:

http://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/mv-wyuna-she-needs-your-help-she-needs-to-go-home

Please share the link with your friends and family on your social media pages.

 

Written by: Debra Mar

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