Heritage Boat Show 2004

The first Williamstown Heritage Boat Show, was held on the weekend of 27-28 March 2004, at Workshop Pier, off Nelson Place. It was a fantastic success - an estimated 17,000 people visited the show over two days!

The Shenandoah Society of Williamstown organised the event in conjunction with local maritime organisations and businesses, and now a new group has been formed to carry on the work - the Williamstown Maritime Association - and all interested people are invited to become members.

The WMA hopes to eventually preserve and establish the old site as a working Maritime Precinct, in full consultation with the community and interested groups.

Currently the WMA is planning the second MARITIME FESTIVAL AND HERITAGE BOAT SHOW for the 2nd and 3rd of April 2005 - see the details here. These are some of the fantastic exhibits from the 2004 Heritage Boat show and below are the hardworking organisers at the end of the show! (With our thanks to photographer Paul Moore.)

Boat show organisers
Sitting (from left): Leigh Goodall, Dominic Middleton, baby Hamish Middleton, Tabatha Murray, Kerrie Goodall, John Katai, Jose Moyse Middleton, Pat Cerini, Carol Majernik, Wendy Carter, Geoff Dougall.
Standing (from left): unknown, Greg Blunt, Kate Lance, Lea Andrew, Reeves Collins, Darryl Fox, Jack Pearce, Steve Majernik, unknown, Brad Galloway.
On boat (from top): John Grima, Sean McLaughlin, Alan Little, Rory Collins, Dick Budzienny, Graham Signorini.
Organisers not in photo: Mick Kennedy, Vic O'Driscoll, Leesa Goodall, Eric Bedome, Matt Westlake, Brett Bobridge, Paul Blunt, Keith Moore, Frank Noonan.

The Historic Boat Show salutes the handsome, hard-working vessels of Port Phillip which built Victoria's prosperity through their exports, migration and shipping trades.

Our beautiful Heritage Boat Show poster was by Williamstown artist Darryl Fox.

Pirate flag

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