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Collection of postcards sent by Fred Halliday

Date: 10 December 1907
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Carole E Kellogg
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS1113

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    This collection of 17 postcards were sent by Third Engineer Fred Halliday to his family in England from various ports around Australia. Halliday was the Third Engineer on the SS DALMORE on a voyage to Australia between August 1907 and March 1908 and sent the postcards during this time.
    SignificanceThese postcards are a complete set of one young British sailor's voyage to Australia in 1907-1908. They are an insight into a sailor's experiences of Australia, as well as a record of their messages to family and friends.
    HistoryFred Halliday married Edwina Webster (to whom several of the postcards are adressed) in 1911 and soon after, left on a voyage to India where he contracted tuberculosis. He was returning to England in the ship's hospital on the SS MALWA when on the 2nd February he died and was buried at sea off the coast from Marseilles, France. He was 28 years old.

    According to his grandaughter, Carole E. Kellogg, he never saw his only child, a daughter, Carole's mother. Carole inherited the postcards and they were a cherished possession from a grandfather she never knew.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Postcards sent by Mr. Fred Halliday

    Primary title: Postcards sent from Fred Halliday to various family members

    Web title: Collection of postcards sent by Fred Halliday

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