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William Holyman & Sons Pty Ltd soup bowl

Date: 1910-1975
Overall: 30 x 180 x 180 mm
Medium: Ceramic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Soup bowl
Object No: 00007210
Place Manufactured:England

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    This soup bowl features the William Holyman and Sons Pty Ltd crest and a red house flag. William Holyman and Sons was a passenger and cargo carrier company.
    SignificanceThis soup bowl is significant in representing the history of William Holyman and Sons Pty Ltd as a passenger and cargo carrier in Australia.
    HistoryWilliam Holyman (1833 - 1919) was born in Lincolnshire, England. After undertaking training for maritime service at Trinity House School, Holyman began an apprenticeship in 1847 on a coastal ship trading out of Hull. In 1854 he sailed to Launceston on the barque ELIZABETH RATCLIFFE and left the ship. Holyman settled in Devonport, Tasmania and in 1871 purchased the paddle-steamer ANNIE, marking the establishment of Holyman's company, William Holyman & Sons. Holyman's three sons qualified as master mariners and commanded ships which were added to the company fleet. In 1882 the company registered their fleet as the White Star Line. In 1890, the company operated a passenger cargo steamer for Bass Strait, including Flinders Island. In 1961, William Holyman & Sons commissioned its first containership.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: William Holyman & Sons Pty Ltd soup bowl

    Assigned title: Soup bowl from William Holyman & Sons Pty Ltd.

    Collection title: Rice collection

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