Tall or­der for Hil­larys

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THE Dutch replica sail­ing ship Duyfken has a new home at Hil­larys from next year.

THE Dutch replica sail­ing ship Duyfken is set to stay in WA for at least the next three years af­ter the sign­ing of an ex­hi­bi­tion agree­ment with AQWA at Hil­larys.

Duyfken will move to the AQWA site from April to Oc­to­ber in 2019, 2020 and 2021, where the ship will go on ex­hi­bi­tion as a float­ing mu­seum.

Mod­i­fi­ca­tions to berth the ship will start in Jan­uary and AQWA will con­trib­ute $80,000 to the new ex­hibit.

Since Duyfken’s re­turn to Fre­man­tle in 2012, there has been a fo­cus on de­liv­er­ing an ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence to thou­sands of stu­dents.

“Over the years the feed­back we have re­ceived from north­ern sub­urbs pri­mary schools is that trav­el­ling to Fre­man­tle to en­gage with the Duyfken Ed­u­ca­tional Ex­pe­ri­ence has proved chal­leng­ing based on the travel dis­tance,” Duyfken chair­woman Vikki Bald­win said.

Joon­dalup Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob said the coun­cil ear­lier this year had en­dorsed Cr Philippa Tay­lor’s mo­tion for the City to look at op­por­tu­ni­ties for the

Duyfken to be berthed within its bound­aries.

“And it’s fan­tas­tic to see AQWA is now mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment to al­low this to hap­pen,” he said. Duyfken will con­tinue with its sum­mer twi­light sail­ing pro­gram from South of Perth Yacht Club.

Tick­ets are avail­able at www.duyfken.com.

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