Deep Light Exhibition

Deep Light Exhibition

From 24.10.2019 to 29.03.2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Save to calendar

At  WA Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder
17 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, Australia

Cost: Free

Categories: Arts and Cultural Events


Deep Light is a free exhibition on at Museum of the Goldfields from Saturday 26 October 2019 - Sunday 29 March 2020.

The World War Two encounter between HMAS Sydney (II) and the disguised German raider HSK Kormoran off the Western Australian coast stands as Australia’s worst naval disaster. 81 men from Kormoran were killed and 318 survived. All 645 men on Sydney were lost.

For more than 66 years, the location of the two ships remained a mystery. Then, in 2008, the Finding Sydney Foundation and shipwreck expert David Mearns found the wrecks off Shark Bay.

In 2015, the WA Museum and Curtin University, with vital assistance from DOF Subsea, the Commonwealth Government and other supporters, returned to the wreck sites. Using remotely controlled equipment, the team captured stunning underwater images that revealed the fate of the ships on the seabed, over two kilometres beneath the waves.

In this poignant exhibition, remarkable images and footage allow us to witness this tragic moment in World War Two history, preserved in a remote world of solemn loss, wondrous creatures and surprising colour.

2019-10-24 10:00:00
2020-03-29 15:00:00