The Maritime Musuem of Tasmania hosts monthly talks and the next one is a ripper.

Presented by Michael Lawrence, Surfing Legend

Time: 12.00-1.00pm, Tuesday 3 September 2019
Place: Royal Society Room, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Customs House, 19 Davey St entrance.
Phone the Maritime Museum on 6234 1427 for more details or email

Michael Lawrence is a real legend of the sport in Tasmania. He is a filmmaker, writer and wilderness guide. Born in Hobart in 1947, he has always had a strong connection to the ocean. He was State backstroke champion in 1963, State surfing champion in 1966/67. His travels have included Hawaii, California, Mexico, New Zealand and the Indonesian archipelago. In 1994, he was involved in the ‘discovery’ of Shipstern Bluff as a surfing location. In 2007, he took up sea kayaking, exploring and filming the Southwest wilderness. As a filmmaker, Michael has produced over 100 documentaries, as a writer he has written articles for national and international surf magazines and a book on the history of Tasmanian surfing ‘Surfing on the Inside’. For the past four years, he has been a guide at a Port Davey wilderness camp.

The flyer for his talk is here. Please circulate inside and outside your networks, and put up on your noticeboards.