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Souvenir DEMOSTHENES

Date: 1919
Dimensions:
Overall: 285 x 229 mm, 3 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: MAGAZINE
Object No: 00027325
Place Manufactured:Adelaide

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    Description
    Magazine produced as a souvenir for troops returning to Australia on the DEMOSTHENES after the end of WWI, January - February 1919, edited by Private Leo V Kelly of the South Australian Infantry. It was owned by the G Thompson & Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 16 March 1917.

    HistoryThe DEMOSTHENES was built by Harland & Wolfe in Belfast in 1911 for the White Star Line. She operated on the Australia run continually and, during WWI was pressed into war service as a Troop Ship, 164 HMAT DEMOSTHENES, before returning to the Australian passenger service in 1920.

    In 1928 she came under the management of The Oceanic, but remained on the same route, which now included Brisbane. In 1931 the ship was broken up at Jarrow.






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