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Monday Titanic News

“TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition Opens at Melbourne Museum.” Australian Arts Review, 18 Dec. 2023, artsreview.com.au/titanic-the-artefact-exhibition-opens-at-melbourne-museum.

Showcasing over 200 original objects recovered from the wreck site of the ill-fated luxury steamship, the highly anticipated global blockbuster TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition has opened at Melbourne Museum. These stories include Australians like stewardess Evelyn Marsden, who defied social norms and helped row her lifeboat to safety – a skill she picked up in her youth on the Murray River – and engineer Arthur McRae, whose grandparents settled on the Mornington Peninsula where their legacy lives on in a suburb named in their honour.


“Original Features From the Titanic’s Sister Ship – Also Found in Alnwick Hotel – Fetch Whopping Price at Auction.” Northumberland Gazette, 15 Dec. 2023, www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/people/original-features-from-the-titanics-sister-ship-also-found-in-alnwick-hotel-fetch-whopping-price-at-auction-4447466.

Three of its original lights went under the hammer at Anderson & Garland Auctioneers in Newcastle.They were sold after a battle between a bidder in the room and another on the telephone from Holland.



Titanic News: Impressions of Titanic Exhibitions

Titanic Memorial, Washington D.C.(1940)
Photo: Public Domain(U.S.Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing Collection)

Titanic exhibitions can be quite moving. Many people derive what they know about Titanic from that famous movie. And while good, it does not convey the true depth of the story. The exhibitions are not entertainment like a movie but evidence of the real tragic event that occurred in 1912 and the people that died as a result. When you see trivial tacky things like iceberg Titanic ice cubes or other things. you realize the makers of these things have no appreciation as to what really happened that night. So take the time, if a Titanic exhibition is nearby, to see it. You might find out a lot you did not know about Titanic and those who sailed on her.


“We Learned the History & Personal Stories Aboard the Titanic at This Exhibit.” Secret DC, 5 Dec. 2023, secretdc.com/titanic-exhibit-review.

One of the most heartbreaking parts of the exhibit was seeing all the names of passengers who perished or who’s lives were affected by this tragedy. Seeing all of those names was emotionally moving.

Titanic. The Exhibition at National Harbor, MD
December 10, 2023 -January 7, 2024


“Real Stories and Pieces of the Titanic on Display in Melbourne.” ABC Listen, 4 Dec. 2023, www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/melbourne-breakfast/titanic/103184228.

“It was the most luxurious way of travel at the time — two classes were travelling together, the rich of the world and immigration – then there is the tragedy itself.” She tells Sammy J that artefacts of the shipwreck, including a piece of the hull, can be seen for the first time at the upcoming TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition in Melbourne.

(Note this is a radio interview, so you will need to click the link to listen).