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Cannonball found while excavating site for Goldfields House

Date: pre 1860
Dimensions:
Overall: 90 x 90 mm, 3.3 kg
Medium: Metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Armament
Object Name: Cannonball
Object No: 00049013
Related Place:Circular Quay,

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    SignificanceThe collection contains an eclectic and wide range of maritime objects such as octants, fog horns and ship's wheels, and many items with significant provenance, most notably objects relating to Captain Neitenstein, the commander of the Nautical School Ship Sobraon in the 1890s. There are also paintings including a series of works by the Newcastle maritime historian and artist Terry Callen.
    HistoryHerbert Edward (Bert) Young assembled a collection of maritime objects, books, papers, images and ephemera, and established Young's Maritime Museum from his home in Forestville, a suburb of Sydney, in the late 1960s. This private museum was short-lived and in 1972, Young presented his collection to the Department of Shipping and Transport to hold for incorporation into a future national maritime museum. The collection was transferred to the ANMM in1987.





    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Cannonball found while excavating site for Goldfields House

    Collection title: Herbert Young Collection

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