Tall order for Hillarys
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.