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TSMV KANIMBLA McIlwraith McEacharn Line 1936

Date: 1936
78 x 105 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Peter Kellett
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00042395

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    SignificanceB Pemberton, Australian Coastal Shipping, Melbourne 1979
    HistoryMcIlwraith McEacharn was an important Australian shipping company from 1875 to the 1980s engaging in coastal and overseas trades. Its passenger liner 'Kanimbla', built in the 1930s, was a well-known ship which had a distinguished war record when commissioned into the RAN. In the post-war years as coastal shipping declined McIlwraith McEacharn bought or combined with other shipping companies, having a share in Union Steamship Company of New Zealand in the 1970. The company had ceased to exist by the 1990s.

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