My Duyfken

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Brian Needham

Three of my best Duyfken memories. The ship at 8.2 knots crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria. At one point she hit 9.5 although there may have been a bit of current running our way !. The engine room doors WITH hinges after years of struggle. Anyone who has had to open and close those doors several hundred times in a rolling seaway will know just how important those hinges are. Lastly the ship in Darwin at sunset. Beautiful as only Duyfken can be. Cheers Brian




Duyfken model made from paper by Isabella who is in Grade 3 in Chelsea, Victoria as part of project on early explorers of Australia. She chose Willem Janszoon as her explorer.

Jon Elbery

Coming Home to Fremantle September 2012

Julie Fedele

Duyfken in the twilight