The report on the Perth Exhibition, at least according to the writer for the Daily Mail, is glowing. The exhibition does a good job of recreating what the ship looked like often with authentic memorabilia that came either from family members or floating in the ocean (this exhibition, unlike Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition by Premier Exhibitions does not have items brought up from Titanic).
The exhibition features 375 artefacts , replicas of the ship’s rooms and the heartfelt stories of the passengers on board and what they felt the night the large ship sunk into the freezing cold water. Some of the artefacts displayed in glass cases were found floating in the water after the boat sank or were hidden in the pockets of people who survived the disaster. Many others were donated by families of passengers. They range from the fine china, silverware and chairs displayed in the dining rooms to a pocket watch and clothing.
The pictures in the article really show that this exhibition is worth visiting if you have the chance. While you may not want to fly all the way to Perth to see it, the exhibition is traveling so chances are it will end up somewhere where you can get to it.
Information about the exhibition in Perth can be found at Perth Convention Center website.
Titanic:The Exhibition (not to be confused with Titanic:The Artifact
Exhibition by Premier Exhibitions)will be at Perth Convention Center from 12 Dec 2015-9 Feb 2016. According to ABC news:
Created by Imagine Exhibitions chief executive Tom Zaller, the show mixes conventional displays of historic objects in glass cases with replicated sets of parts of the ship, which was famously billed as unsinkable but which sank after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage.
For information about hours of operation and ticket information, go to the Perth Convention Center website.
Clive Palmer took the airwaves recently saying unkind things about the Chinese. He called the Chinese government “bastards” setting off a firestorm of criticism for his tirade. His remarks were condemned by the Australian prime minister and of course the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He sent a written letter of apology to Chinese ambassador in which he states:
“I regret any hurt or anguish such comments may have caused any party and I look forward to greater understanding for peace and cooperation in the future.”
He explained later that his comments were directed at a Chinese company, CITIC Pacific, which he is locked in a legal fight concerning cost overruns and royalties involving the Sino Iron project in Western Australia. That project is a major investment for the Chinese company which until recently was state owned (CITIC Group was acquired by Hong Kong based CITIC Pacific and will begin publicly trading under that name). As such the former state owned company will be subject to stricter rules and disclosure requirements. But many in the financial community are not sure, despite this change, it will really result in major changes. Foreign directors may or may not be involved and the CITIC chairman has said that they are not necessary.
Palmer also said of CITIC in the Sino Iron project in western Australia that it was a “small horse pulling a big cart.” That cart is bigger now. It may be officially and legally a Hong Kong corporation but no one believes it is independent of government control. Beijing calls the shots behind the scenes and Palmer knows that. And even if he had just said it about CITIC, they would still be upset that he attacked a Chinese company. At any rate, it just makes building of Titanic II even more remote unless, as I noted before, he goes to Beijing and performs the kowtow.