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The Simplex Temperature Equaliser

Date: 1860-1914
Overall: 224 x 147 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Leaflet
Object No: 00045540

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    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

    Primary title: The Simplex Temperature Equaliser

    Collection title: Captain William Collin Collection

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