Remembering the marvelous maritime mothers

Making it look easy, Ethel May Sterling and her daughter Margaret aboard her husband's ship, <em>ER Sterling</em>. ANMM Collection 00035539.

Making it look easy, Ethel May Sterling and her daughter Margaret aboard her husband’s ship, ER Sterling. ANMM Collection 00035539.

Mothering on the high seas

As Mother’s Day approaches a maritime museum is not usually a place one would look for motherly sentiment. Yet here at the museum and the Vaughan Evans Library, there are small yet extraordinary reminders of what motherhood can mean. And how hard it can be for some.

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DIY Mother’s Day card

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Australia, and for a little something special we’ve made a cute downloadable Mother’s Day card for you. It features a mother penguin with two little penguins and space inside to write your own message.

Photo of card and inside of card

Download our cute DIY Mother’s Day card.

Simply download the jpg file (177 KB), then when the image opens in a new browser window, right click and ‘Save as’ to your computer. Print the image at A4 size and fold as instructed on the back of the card, then add a special message inside.

Happy Mother’s day to all of the fabulous mums out there!

Downloadable greetings card featuring a mother penguin with two small penguins and message Happy Mother's Day

Download the card, print to A4 and fold.