DRY DOCK CONSERVATION
The Randell Dry Dock was built by A H Landseer in 1873 in Milang as a floating dry dock however was not successful. Captain William Randell purchased the dock and was installed in the now Mannum Dock Museum complex in 1876.
A conservation plan was conducted in 2016 where it was determined the Randell Dry Dock had a rapid rate of deterioration and only 15 years remaining in its current form and required a cover to be built to protect this significant piece of Australia’s maritime heritage.
The Randell Dry dock has outstanding heritage value to the nation due to its place in our Nation’s cultural history and appears to be the only timber floating dry dock of its type to have survived in any substantial form in Australia and possibly one of the few in the world.
The restoration project will also include an interpretive space for the replica Shearer Steam Carriage restoration project.
Your invitation to be part of National Motoring and Maritime History presented by the Mannum Dock Museum/Replica Shearer Steam Carriage & Randell Dry Dock Conservation Development
John at work