Search the Collection
Advanced Search

Fob chain with propeller

Date: 1834-1914
Overall: 255 x 45 mm
Medium: Metal, shell, turtle shell
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Chain
Object No: 00045526

User Terms

    Fob chain with turtle shell propeller believed to have been worn by Captain William Collin.
    SignificanceWilliam Collin, Life and Adventures (of an Essexman) Captain William Collin, a Queensland Pioneer. Brisbane, 1914. Vaughan Evans Library 910.450942 COL.

    J A Hempel, article on William Collin in Australian Dictionary of Biography 1851-1890, p 441

    Jonathan Wantrup, catalogue entry for William Collin, Life and Adventures, in New Century Antiquarian Books, Travel Australia and Pacific, December 2006, item 15.

    HistoryCaptain William Collin (1834-1914) was born in England, went to sea, and was shipwrecked off north Queensland in 1854. He settled in Sydney until 1862 when he moved to Queensland and operated barges in the coastal trade. He also became a well-known salvage operator and shipbreaker. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Queensland coastal and river trade, and one of his most notable achievements was to mark the passage through Torres Strait with buoys, for the Queensland Government. His reminiscences published in 1914 are an important source for the social and commercial history of early Queensland.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Captain William Collin Collection

    Assigned title: Fob chain with propeller

    Discuss this Object


    Please log in to add a comment.