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Navigation instrument collection

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Australian National Maritime Museum (Managed by)
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Some material included in this collection may be subject to copyright

Some material included in this collection may be subject to copyright

Brief description

A collection of instruments and equipment relating to maritime navigation spanning 386 years, ranging from sounding leads associated with the 17th century Dutch exploration of Australia to electronic calculators used by Kay Cottee during her 1988 circumnavigation of the world aboard the yacht BLACKMORES FIRST LADY.

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Parts of this collection are digitised and available on the ANMM web site www.anmm.gov.au

Significance

The navigation instrument collection currently contains some 77 objects, including quadrants, sextants, compasses, barometers, logs, telescopes, globes, dividers, chronometers and plotting instruments. The collection represents the significant advances made in navigation technology over four centuries as mariners grappled with, and overcame, the problem of accurately defining position at sea.

Data time period: 1602 to 1988

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text: Oceania; United Kingdom

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