Conserving the Dunbar anchor

Congratulations to our friends at the Camperdown Cemetery Trust for their successful grant application for Essential conservation works to the Ship’s anchor within the Dunbar Tomb and Precinct.  It is 160 years since the Dunbar, a wooden ship bringing people to the colony from England, was wrecked at South Head losing 121 lives, making it Australia’s worst peacetime tragedy until the 2009 bushfires in Victoria. The funding comes through the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS).  The trust has also successful in obtaining funding from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and the Heritage Council of NSW to restore 13 grave monuments. HAA’s Brianna Jessup worked with the trust to write the grant applications.