Maritime Festival Author Talk: Heather Campbell

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Heather Campbell worked at the Battye Library of West Australia History for many years and is a recently retired member of the Professional Historians Association (WA). She and her husband sailed their ex-crayfishing boat Messina, from Fremantle to Townsville, and an account of that trip – Messina News – was published by Hesperian Press in 2003.
Since then Heather has been involved in oral history interviewing, but also in historical research and writing. This talk will tell the story of the steam tug Escort which worked in the Port of Albany 1888-1902, from when it was built in 1884, covering the circumstances of its loss on the south coast as well as the details of its career.
Bookings essential.
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The Maritime Festival 2022 is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications through Festivals Australia.

Event Details

Time: 2pm to 3pm

Venue: Albany Public Library

Cost: Free (bookings essential)


Organisation: City of Albany


Event Date(s)

  • Tuesday 26th July 2022

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