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Pamphlet - Destroyer Division Fifty One

Date: 1950 - 1980
Overall: 203 x 265 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Jeff Allan
Object Name: Pamphlet
Object No: ANMS1449[034]
Related Place:United States, Australia,

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    The collection was made by the donor's grandmother Vanessa (Zena) Roberson who moved to Darlinghust with her young son from the late 1940s. Ms Roberson formed strong long and short term friendships with visiting ship's officers from around 1950 until 1980, She corresponded with some of these men for many years and collected souvenirs (mainly as gifts) from their ships which she carefully wrapped and documented.
    Significance31 ship’s visitor brochures and 1 commemorative postcard collected by Vanessa (Zena) Roberson document visits to Sydney by 26 US Navy vessels and 2 Royal Australian Navy vessels between 1952 and 1980, including the US Navy Fleet visits of 1959 and 1980, and the 15th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1957.

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