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For interstate travel; The sea way is the best way

Date: 1935 - 1956
325 x 230 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Brochure
Object No: 00007980

User Terms

    Brochure promoting interstate travel 'by the sea way is the best way'. 6 photographs inside the brochure show a liner departing, a dancing deck, first class bedroom, library, first class dining room and sports deck. Other photographs show the MV MANOORA 11,000 tons Adelaide Steamship Co; MV WESTRALIA 9,000 Tons, Huddart Parker Ltd; MV DUNTROON 10600 Tons, Melbourne Steamship Co. Ltd; MV KANIMBLA 11,000 Tons McIlwraith McEacharn Ltd; MV MANUNDA 10,000 Tons Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd.
    SignificanceThis brochure was produced at a time when interstate passenger travel by ship was in decline due to the increasing availability of rail and road services.
    HistoryHuddart Parker was formed in Geelong in the 1850s and grew on the trade produced by the Victorian gold rush to become a major Australian shipping company by the 1890s. The discovery of gold in Western Australia in the 1890s sparked a boom and several companies competed for service in the trade. They rapidly expanded in the 20th century and became publicly listed in 1911 with the name Huddart Parker Ltd. Five ships were requisitioned during the First World War, with the loss of one. During the inter-war period Huddart Parker expanded into servicing Tasmania with a New Zealand company. Its three passenger ships, ZEALANDIA, WESTRALIA and WANGANELLA were once again requisitioned for the Second World War with ZEALANDIA sinking during the Japanese raid on Darwin in February 1942.

    Huddart Parker was taken over by Bitumen and Oil Refineries Australia Ltd in 1961.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: For interstate travel; The sea way is the best way

    Assigned title: Travel brochure showing information for MV MANOORA, MV WESTRALIA, MV DUNTROON, MV KANIMBLA and MV MANUNDA.

    Collection title: Rice collection

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