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All hands on deck!

The Gladstone Maritime History Society are calling for volunteers of all ages and abilities to help put the final touches on the new Maritime Museum at Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) waterfront parklands.

The museum will take centre stage at East Shores and is a stone’s throw from the HMAS Gladstone II – a Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boat.

The Gladstone Maritime History Society is now looking for helpers with an interest in history.

President Lindsay Wassell said the local group is grateful for the new facility provided by GPC.

“It positions us to be right in the middle of the action,” Mr Wassell said.

“Everyone who visits or lives in the region comes to the beautiful parklands provided by GPC,” he said.

“The museum will be hard to miss once we open.”

The doors are set to open this Easter and Mr Wassell said all that’s left to do is to dust off the artefacts and put them on display.

“We just need a few more hands and preferably we’d love volunteers with skills in researching,” he said.

“With 1600 artefacts moving to the new museum, there’s quite a bit of unpacking to do”.

Acting CEO Craig Walker said once the museum opens it will add another feature to the parklands.

“East Shores is a world class facility featuring a water play park, a microbrewery, café, boot camp, barbeques and beautiful look outs,” Mr Walker said.

“The park is also packed with artwork paying homage to our rich history,” he said.

“We’re all excited to have the museum open and we know it’ll be a fantastic addition to the parklands.”