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Australian naturalisation certificate for John Fisher

Date: 7 March 1917
Dimensions:
Overall: 343 x 442 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Victoria Barracks Army Museum
Classification:Ceremonial artefact
Object Name: Certificate
Object No: 00047680
Related Place:Melbourne,

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    Description
    Part of a group of medals and certificates associated with John Fisher, G Graham, F W Joliff, J Hall and T W Fisher.


    SignificancePart of a diverse collection of merchant navy medals and certificates recording several significant military achievements and the wartime service of Australian merchant mariners.
    HistoryJohn Fisher (b.1857) served in the Dutch merchant navy during the Acheh Wars from 1873-1876. The Dutch invaded the independent Sultanate of Acheh and fought a series of difficult struggles against the Achenise forces. John Fisher was awarded four medals including the Netherland Cross.

    The collection includes a certificate of maritime qualifications from the Dutch "Minister van Marine" (Minister for the Navy) as well as the 1917 Australian naturalisation certificate of John Fisher, who had migrated to Melbourne after his service with the Dutch.

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