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Collection of 163 ship plans relating to the Merchant Service Guild of Australia

Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Merchant Service Guild of Australia
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0035

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    Description
    This collection consists of 163 ship plans relating to the operations of the federal office of the Merchant Service Guild of Australia. Approval of plans by the Guild was required before ships were registered in Australia. The plans relate to bulk carriers, chemical and oil tankers, steam ships, pilot vessels, cargo vessels, car and passenger ferries; roll on-roll off vessels and landing craft. The date range of the series is from 1969 to 1987.
    HistoryThe Merchant Service Guild of Australia was first known as the Mercantile Marine Officers' Association. A General Meeting of members held on 12 February 1904 agreed to adopt the name Merchant Service Guild of Australasia. The Guild was registered under the Commonwealth Conciliation & Arbitration Act of 1904 on 5 May 1905. It was the first employee organisation to be registered under this act. On 3 September 1957 the name of the union was changed slightly to the Merchant Service Guild of Australia and in 1992 it merged with the Australian Stevedoring Supervisors' Association to form the Australian Maritime Officers' Union (AMOU). Membership to the AMOU covers mariners as well as administrative, technical, professional and supervisory employees in the maritime industry and related services.
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    Web title: Collection of 163 ship plans relating to the Merchant Service Guild of Australia

    Primary title: PLANS OF SHIPS ON WHICH MERCHANT SERVICE GUILD MEMBERS WERE EMPLOYED, INCLUDES PROPOSED VESSELS FOR CONSTRUCTION, AS WELL AS PLANS FOR CHANGES TO EXISTING VESSELS

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