Local history on exhibition at Rosebud Library

Published on 15 November 2022

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A collection of local historical artefacts from HMAS Cerberus and the Rye Historical Society is currently on display at Rosebud Library.
The collection features many local historical items from around the Peninsula including a porthole from the infamous Craigburn (Braque) shipwreck.
The Craigburn was reported as being one of the loftiest ships that ever entered Port Phillip and one of the finest ships afloat. The Craigburn was captained by Captain Alexander Kerr at the time it met a frightful gale and came aground on the Mornington Peninsula surf coast near London Bridge on 8 May 1891.
There is a replica model of the warship H.M.V.S Cerberus which was constructed in the UK in 1869-1870 before arriving in Melbourne in 1871. She was initially a ship in the Victorian Colonial Navy before becoming part of the newly formed Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1911. There are also some Royal Australian Navy-related items and artefacts, training manuals and books that you can flip through at your leisure.
Spend your time browsing through this amazing collection of historical items from across the Mornington Peninsula at Rosebud Library and uncover some hidden treasures.

Did you know you can research your own family history for free with Mornington Peninsula Libraries?
Our Library provides you with free access to Ancestry.com and Find My Past in our library branches at Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings, and Somerville libraries. Please see one of our library staff for more information or book a computer to start researching your family history today.

For further information about this wonderful local history collection we have on exhibition and so much more about the colourful history of the Mornington Peninsula, please visit Rye Historical Society and HMAS Cerberus on their respective websites.
We look forward to seeing you at Rosebud Library for this fabulous exhibition:
Rosebud Library
McDowell Street, Rosebud 3939 
(03) 5950 1230

Quote attributed to Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus Captain Ainsley Morthorpe:
"Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Ainsley Morthrope extends an invitation to all Victorians to participate in the HMAS Cerberus Open Day on Sunday 19 March 2023 and looks forward to welcoming you aboard."


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