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Visit of the American Fleet to Sydney July - August 1925

Date: 1925
Overall: 250 x 315 x 10 mm
Medium: Paper, ink, cltoh
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Scrapbook
Object No: 00042392

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    This scrapbook was compiled by Frank Walker to commemorate the visit of the United States Pacific Fleet to Sydney in 1925. The scrapbook contains illustrations of flags and badges; newspaper clippings regarding the fleet and vessels; a church service program relating to the Chatswood Congregational Church's visit to USS IDAHO; an edition of the USS IDAHO newspaper; visitors information pamphlet regarding USS IDAHO; vessel letterheads with air mail postage stamps; maps of the vessels locations in Sydney Harbour; photograph of USS VERMONT; souvenir booklet; and a list of the US naval vessels in Sydney Harbour.
    SignificanceThis scrapbook is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Pacific Fleet to Australia, which renewed the Australian-American alliance established by the Great White Fleet visit in 1908. The 1925 visit contributes to a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II.
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