Entries by Sue Dight

Chaplains of the Mission – Rev. Wong

Reverend S. Wong on board the tanker San Felipe at Geelong, c 1963.    From its early days Asian seafarers have regularly visited the mission at 717 Flinders street.  A few rare early images of Japanese and Chinese seafarers dating from the early 20th C are held in the Heritage Collection. As shipping patterns changed […]

All Events are postponed due to COVID-19

Sorry to say we have no idea when we will reopen for public events.  We are adhering to the Government guidelines and currently are only open to small groups. Do drop in for a coffee or drink, as this will help us to support the Seafarers.

Krislen James Carumba, Third Officer, Bea Shultte.

Krislen James Carumba, Third Officer, Bea Shultte.   By Simon Burton All quotes attributed to Krislen James Carumba Krislen is a Third Officer currently working aboard the Bea Shultte, a 264-meter container ship operated by Bernhard Schulte Ship Management. She sails every six weeks from Singapore, then clockwise around Australia docking at capital cities loading […]

Melbourne Celtic Festival – 17 March 2020

Postponement of the Melbourne Celtic Festival until further notice. As we look to assist Bushfire affected communities through the fundraiser the Melbourne Celtic Festival, The Mission to Seafarers Board and the Festival organisers have made the very tough decision to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 risk at public events. Our first priority is […]

Practice Makes Perfect with the Artisans’ Guild of Australia

Sat 9 May – 10am to 6pm Sun 10 May – 10am to 5pm Discover the within the Historic Mission to Seafarers the skills of some of the Artisans’ from the c. The Artisans’ Guild Australia covers a wide variety of different crafts which have a long history. Some are practised in their traditional forms, […]

Synesthesia

COME EXPLORE A MIND-EXPANDING TOUR OF COLOUR AND SCENT. 20- 22 March 2020 Hosted by Perfume Playground and The Mission to Seafarers – Victoria “You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation” – Plato Synesthesia is a call for you to explore space, […]

Encountering People, Places, Things at the Mission to Seafarers. A Photographic Exhibition

November 8th 2019 – January 2020 A historical & contemporary photographic narrative of people, places & things associated with the Mission to Seafarers Victoria. Curated by Uma Kothari, Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Manchester, with contemporary photographs by Nicholas Walton-Healey. Open 10am to 10pm daily.

Heritage Tours are back!

The Mission to Seafarers has operated from the heritage-listed building at 717 Flinders Street since 1917. The building is iconic to the City of Melbourne and regarded for its perpetual service of responding to the unique circumstances of those who live and work at sea. The historical Mission complex is architecturally significant as being a fine urban example […]