Publications

Paynesville Maritime Museum has a selection of written literature available in digital and hard copy formats. Please contact us if you are interested in acquiring a hard copy item on the list below:

Paynesville Maritime Museum  - Exploring the Gippsland Lakes

Exploring the Gippsland Lakes in 1882

This pocket reading republishes a story from 1882 that was aimed at promoting tourism to the Gippsland Lakes.

Start with a train trip from Melbourne to Sale and then board a steamer to experience the joys of the Lakes.

Makes a great gift for visitors.

Cost $10 inc postage

 
Paynesville Maritime Museum Journal

The PMM Journal – Issue 1 June 2015

The Journal contains research stories about the maritime heritage of Paynesville and the Gippsland Lakes. In this, the first issue, are stories about SS Gippsland, Aboriginal fishing, the designer of SS Gippsland, a speedboat driver’s life and a previously unknown report of a Paynesville venture to fish offshore in the 1890s.

The PMM Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 inc postage.

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The PMM - Journal Issue 2 Dec 2015

Issue 2 of The Journal continues research stories about the maritime heritage of Paynesville. In this issue are stories about Paynesville in World War One, Sylvius Eriksen the builder of JCD, a history of Burrabogie and Paynesville's history and that of Captain Payne after whom it is named.

The Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 per issue, inc postage.

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The PMM - Journal Issue 3 July 2016

Issue 3 of The Journal publishes some more little known stories of the maritime heritage of the Paynesville area, including: The Priestman Dredge, an epic canoe trip on the Lakes in 1946, the memories of Roy Smith - fisherman, the story of a local speedboating family and about a little boat that served a family for 105 years.

The Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 per issue, inc postage

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The PMM - Journal Issue 4 Dec 2016

Issue 4 of The Journal includes a story about the lift bridge at Swan Reach and an interesting review of the arguments between amateur and commercial fishermen. Plus how seine netting was done at Paynesville, Boomerang the yacht before it's time and a record of a visit to Paynesville in 1888.

The Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 per issue, inc postage

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The PMM Journal - Issue 5 July 2017

Issue 5 of The Journal has a varied collage of stories from the maritime history of Paynesville. The Reeve expedition of 1842 contrasts with the trimaran developments of Lock Crowther and there is an interview with Alan Evans, plus more.

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The PMM Journal - Issue 6 Dec 2017

Issue 6 of The PMM Journal continues research stories about the maritime heritage of Paynesville. In this issue are stories about the solving of a long-time Paynesville mystery, the ship that Captain Payne used to visit the fishing village that was to later bear his name, a fishermen's R&R camp and continuing the lives of steamer captains with Capt Legg, plus more.The Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 per issue, inc postage.

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The PMM Journal - Issue 7 July 2018

Issue 7 of The PMM Journal continues research stories about the maritime heritage of Paynesville. In this issue are stories about the early history of fishing at Paynesville; an explanation of how the fishermen kept themselves warm and cooked whilst out fishing by using the firepot; a ladies look at summers of the 60s; all about the Chinese fish curers at Metung; a story about Willie Hamilton the reclusive artist of Paynesville; the story of Christian Gronheit - fisherman, boatbuilder and operator of the iceworks; how the locals made two-cylinder engines from the famed Ford Model-T engine and the narrative of a holiday on the Lakes in 1958.

The Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 per issue, inc postage.

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The PMM Journal - Issue 8 Dec 2018

In Issue 8 of The PMM Journal the gathering of information about the maritime past of Paynesville continues with a range of subjects starting with exploring what was happening on the local waters before there was a Paynesville, and concluding with the formative years of Paynesville’s own Sea Scout troop. In between the humble fish box and the construction of early fishermen’s hut are explained along with the operation of the steam engine that was such a prime part of development of Lakes transport.

The Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 per issue, inc. Postage.

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Issue9

The PMM Journal - Issue 9 July 2019

In Issue 9 of The PMM Journal the gathering of information about the maritime past of Paynesville continues with a range of subjects starting with a trip up the Tambo River aboard P S Tanjil as they deliver and pick up from the farmers, a further look at the early Paynesville fishermen, and gaining an understanding of what the wives went though whilst the men were out fishing. Plus some neat detective work to identify an early photograph and the first visit by seaplanes.

The Journal is published twice yearly and costs $15 per issue, inc. Postage.

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