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Captain William Howard-Smith

Date: 1870s
Sheet: 505 x 445 mm
Mount: 633 x 583 x 40 mm
Overall: 633 x 583 mm, 3.2 kg
Sight: 325 x 280 mm
Image: 200 x 150 mm
Medium: Paper, ink, wood, glass, bronze
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Wesfarmers Limited
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00037527

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    A framed portrait of Captain William Howard-Smith, founder of Howard Smith Limited (originally founded as William Howard Smith and Sons Pty Ltd).
    SignificanceHoward Smith was the last surviving Australian coastal shipping line and has a significant part in Australian maritime history.

    HistoryHoward Smith Limited was established in 1854 by Captain William Howard Smith, who began transporting both people and supplies to the goldfields. Originally founded as William Howard Smith and Sons Pty Ltd, the company became Howard Smith Company Ltd in 1901 and in 1914 changed to Howard Smith Limited. The company has interests in distribution of hardware, towage and safety. According to Howard Smith Ltd. was delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange on 17 October 2001 because it was taken over (compulsory) by Wesfarmers Retail Pty Ltd. However the company is still registered with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.

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