Discover Polly Woodside

Find out more Polly Woodside and its history of voyages across the seas that led it from shipbuilding docks in Belfast to reside in Melbourne more than 130 years later. 

Built in Belfast in 1885, the three-masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America. Travelling 1.7 million kilometres and circumnavigating the world 17 times, the Polly Woodside now welcomes you aboard.

Learn about the who is who in the crew and what they do. Can you take the Hierarchy Challenge to see if you know who is the most important to the least?

These open-ended activities are designed for students in Upper Primary and Secondary.

Download the student activities here.

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