HERVEY BAY HISTORICAL VILLAGE AND MUSEUM

Email         [email protected]  

Phone        4128 4804

Website     http://www.herveybaymuseum.com.au

Street        13 Zephyr Street
Address    Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655

Postal        PO Box 519
Address    Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655

 

Items from Australia’s largest World War I relic, Gallipoli hospital ship TSS Maheno, were opened as an exhibit in 2015, marking the 80th anniversary of the beaching on Fraser Island of the former Union Steamship Company vessel. A twin-screw passenger steamship of 5000 tons on the trans-Tasman run between Australia and New Zealand, she was converted to a hospital ship during the Great War and stood off Gallipoli Peninsula giving hope to Anzacs wounded in battle. Her rusting hulk has been on Fraser’s east coast since her grounding during a cyclone in 1935 in inglorious circumstances – without her propellers and while under tow to a Japanese scrap yard.

Opening hours: Friday, Saturday 1 – 4:30pm, Sunday 10:30am – 4:30pm (Bookings essential for this museum). To find out more click here