Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited a First Nations maritime project on the MV Cape Don and toured The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.
In mid-April, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited a First Nations maritime project on the MV Cape Don and toured The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.
Prince’s Trust Australia is collaborating with the Sea Heritage Foundation, Tribal Warrior, TAFE NSW and North Sydney Council to hold Get Into Maritime courses for First Nations peoples both on the ship and in The Coal Loader’s historic buildings.
On the tour of the ship, Her Royal Highness was escorted by one of our Enterprise alumni; Royal Australian Navy veteran, Co-Director of Sea Heritage Foundation, 2nd Officer of the MV Cape Don, CJ Manjarres-Wahlberg.
"It was an honour to meet HRH The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence as we discussed the important role of The Prince's Trust Australia and the future role of the MV Cape Don as a living working museum and training ship. Our Indigenous Maritime Operations program to teach Indigenous Australians how to be deckhands (ratings) in the maritime sector will change the lives for our graduates. A great day that will long be remembered by the crew and those who attended." - CJ Manjarres-Wahlberg
At the conclusion of the tour, Little Ava and Ellie presented flowers to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Ava is the daughter of Royal Australian Navy veteran Glenn, who has attended Prince’s Trust Australia’s Enterprise for Veterans programme and is on the Indigenous Advisory Committee for the Get Into Maritime project.