Year 12 VCAL Students visit Maritime Museum – Caleb Barlow

On Monday the 18th of March the year 12 VCAL class visited the historic Port Albert Maritime Museum.
We intended to have fish and chips for lunch but found that all the shops were closed so we had to buy a sausage roll from the local servo.
Bill Black met us at the museum and it cost $1 for our entry. Mr Rojo had set an assignment that we had the opportunity to read the day before the excursion.
We learnt that the building was originally the Bank of Victoria and it was built to secure all the gold that was found in Gippsland. We also learnt that bushrangers stole 100 pounds of gold from a Cobb & Co coach on its way to Port Albert from Omeo.
After a brief introduction, we had a questionnaire to discover some of the exhibits at the museum.
Welearnt about old coins, pottery and Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour. We looked at boomerangs, old axe heads, and the history of the town.
The highlight of my trip was having access to the storage room and seeing all the artefacts not on display. We had a great day.
Caleb Barlow.

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