With a keel of 31 meters in length, the Orion was the largest wooden steamship built in Tasmania. Miss Amelia Holyman broke a bottle on
Our mission is to be a source of knowledge, ideas, stories and memories. The Bass Strait Maritime Centre’s collection is a repository developed as a resource to inspire and educate the community and visitors. A key focus of the collection is to contribute to the interpretation and preservation of the history and maritime heritage of the Devonport region and its connection with the Bass Strait.
The Bass Strait Maritime Centre acknowledge and pay respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and the punniler-panner as the traditional and original owners and continuing custodians of this land.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.