Robert has been an active volunteer since early 2017. In that time, he has developed a passion and dedication for the Museum and a working knowledge across all areas including the shop, writing press articles, cataloging and tour guides.

“I have a lifetime history in marketing, sales and customer service which I believe will help me as a new committee member and I am looking forward to this new and exciting opportunity.”

Robert hopes to make the Museum more immersive and media-rich for future visitors.

His personal hobbies include music, multimedia, drone flying, reading and history.


Martin is a former Primary School teacher who moved to Point Lonsdale early in 2017.

He is an active volunteer and has spent time reading and investigating some of the Museum’s vast contents and resources and has conducted a number of Museum tours. He also researched the Lighthouse prior to conducting Lighthouse Tours

He prepared a report for the last Committee on our displays, edited the “Guide for Museum Volunteers” and produced “Lighthouse Notes for Volunteers”.

“I joined the Committee to assist in the development of the Museum and to continue to build its presence in the local community. I hope to help develop the Museum as the leading tourist attraction of Queenscliff and as the pre-eminent Maritime Museum in Victoria.”


John came to Queenscliff in 1980 to work at the Marine Science Laboratory. He became the Master of Research vessels and eventually the fleet manager and also was the project manager for the construction of the current Marine Discovery Centre and Laboratory located on the Narrows. He has extensive Board experience as a local councillor (including two years as Mayor), with the Queenscliff Music Festival (including 6 years as Chair) and the Queenscliff Yacht Club. He holds a current marine ticket and is a keen sailor.

“I am excited by the possibilities for future growth and expansion of the Museum and in exploring closer ties with the Fort and Historical Museum. I look forward to learning more about the museum and its culture and seeing what I can bring to the committee and the museum.”

John thinks that as a newcomer to the committee, he can bring a new and fresh perspective that will add to the diversity of views and opinions that add to the health and viability of an organization.