Fire on the Water Exhibit

Friday 22nd November 2019
(Multiple Dates Between Friday 22nd November 2019 & Tuesday 31st December 2019)

Fire on the Water

The Shire of Shark Bay & Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitor Centre is delighted to announce the opening of Fire on the Water. The new 3D short film and accompanying exhibit tells the story of the battle between HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran, tracing the events of their World War II battle off Shark Bay

Astonishing deep-sea 3D imagery from the 2015 expeditions to the wreck sites, under taken by WA Museum, Curtin University and DOF Subsea have been used to create a timeline of the battle and to offer insights into what happened when the ships met off Shark Bay 77 years ago. 

Fire on the Water can be seen as a companion piece to ‘From Great Depths’ showing at the Museum of Geraldton.

The project has been funded by Protecting National Historic Sites grant from the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy, with additional funding and project management from the Shire of Shark Bay, as well as in-kind support from WA Museum. 

The producer and curator is Robyn Johnston, who produced the “From Great Depths” exhibit and film on the Sydney/Kormoran story which is currently on display at WA Museum’s Museum of Geraldton. 

The exhibit is permanent, free and screens every half hour during the Shark Bay Discovery and Visitors Centre normal opening hours.

Event Details

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitors Centre


Contact: Emma Craig

Organisation: Shire of Shark Bay

Phone: 08 9948 1590



Event Date(s)

  • Friday 22nd November 2019
  • Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • Sunday 24th November 2019
  • Monday 25th November 2019
  • Tuesday 26th November 2019
  • Wednesday 27th November 2019
  • Thursday 28th November 2019
  • Friday 29th November 2019
  • Saturday 30th November 2019
  • Sunday 1st December 2019
  • Monday 2nd December 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd December 2019
  • Wednesday 4th December 2019
  • Thursday 5th December 2019
  • Friday 6th December 2019
  • Saturday 7th December 2019
  • Sunday 8th December 2019
  • Monday 9th December 2019
  • Tuesday 10th December 2019
  • Wednesday 11th December 2019
  • Thursday 12th December 2019
  • Friday 13th December 2019
  • Saturday 14th December 2019
  • Sunday 15th December 2019
  • Monday 16th December 2019
  • Tuesday 17th December 2019
  • Wednesday 18th December 2019
  • Thursday 19th December 2019
  • Friday 20th December 2019
  • Saturday 21st December 2019
  • Sunday 22nd December 2019
  • Monday 23rd December 2019
  • Tuesday 24th December 2019
  • Wednesday 25th December 2019
  • Thursday 26th December 2019
  • Friday 27th December 2019
  • Saturday 28th December 2019
  • Sunday 29th December 2019
  • Monday 30th December 2019
  • Tuesday 31st December 2019

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