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Time has almost run out.
Prince Phillip and Prime Minister Robert Menzies
once were patrons of this long-running campaign. Nearly
fifty years of inactivity on the ship itself led to the
horrendous situation of advanced decay today.
Funding has, however, been provided in the new millenium
by the Victorian and Federal governments. These are
very welcome developments that have begun the process
of stabilisation and enabled a variety of future options not
previously available. Heritage Victoria and Federal
Minister Peter Garratt have shown wisdom in their
support for a restoration project that once seemed doomed.
the bay floor to lighten the load on the superstructure).
support for saving Cerberus now...
The Hon Peter Garrett
(Minister for the Environment,
Heritage & the Arts) Peter.Garrett.MP@aph.gov.au
The Hon Justin Madden
Minister for Planning firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hon John Brumby
Victorian Premier email@example.com
& Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Links to Victorian upper and lower house members, and to
House of Representatives and Senators in Canberra can be
found here - a cerberus.com.au page...
|HMVS Cerberus News Page:|
There is a poor photo on this page (in Swedish), and a card
model on this site.
OTHER HISTORIC NAVAL
VESSELS ARE BEING RESTORED
'Bourdein' (c. 1865).
Melik has been partly
restored already, and can be viewed today in a paved visitors' garden.
Images courtesy of the Melik
Melik was one of the ten gunboats used
during Lord Kitchener's campaign
You can read about Melik and Bourdein
Parkes, Oscar: British Battleships, London, 1970. p. 166-7
Vicary, P.A.: Ships Monthly, Vol. 4 No. 6, p. 204
SOME DETAILS ABOUT CERBERUS
Short Select Bibliography
|The Cerberus: Maritime Archaeology Association
of Victoria: Melbourne: 1983.
Evans, W. P.: Deeds not Words: The Victorian Navy: Hawthorn Press: Melb.: 1971.
Jones, Colin: Australian Colonial Navies: Aust. War Memorial: Canberra: 1986.
Nicholls, Bob: The Colonial Volunteers: Allen & Unwin: Australia: 1988.
Visit Defending Victoria's Navy webpage