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Commemorative booklet from US Naval fleet visit to Sydney

Date: 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 153 x 101 x 2 mm, 26.7 g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Paul Hundley
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Publication
Object No: 00046784

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    Description
    This booklet commemorates the goodwill visit by the United States Navy fleet to Sydney in 1925. The booklet lists the NSW Government officials involved in the welcome and the US vessels in the fleet. It also lists a daily schedule of events, entertainments and receptions in Sydney from 23 July to 6 August.

    Sydney hosted eight of the US Navy Battle Fleet's largest ships, including USS CALIFORNIA, USS COLORADO, USS TENNESSEE, USS MARYLAND, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI and USS IDAHO.
    SignificanceThis item is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Battle 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.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: United States Battle Fleet programme of Entertainments at Sydney

    Web title: Commemorative booklet from US Naval fleet visit to Sydney

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