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James Conder's discharge certificate from AVENGER

Date: 3 September 1890
Overall: 158 x 215 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert Murphy
Object Name: Certificate
Object No: 00005664
Place Manufactured:Port Melbourne

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    This discharge certificate numbered 40171 was issued to James Conder. It states that he was engaged by the ship AVENGER in London from 10 May 1890 and discharged in Melbourne, Victoria on 3 September 1890.
    SignificanceThis certificate relates to James Bryance Conder, whose naval career spanned four different navies in the service of Australia between 1891 and 1937.
    HistoryJames (Jim) Bryance Conder was one of thousands of Australian sailors who helped to shape Australia's naval history. His naval career, interspersed with periods ashore, illustrates all stages in the transition from British control of Australia's naval defence to full local responsibility with the formation of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It also shows what a strong imprint the Royal Navy had on the RAN.

    Conder joined the Royal Navy in Australia in 1891 aged 19 having sailed in the merchant ships ELLORA and AVENGER over the previous two years. He served on HMS ORLANDO, HMVS CERBERUS, HMVS NELSON, gunboat HMVS ALBERT, HMS KATOOMBA, HM Ships CHALLENGER and PSYCHE.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: James Conder's discharge certificate from AVENGER

    Primary title: Discharge certificate of James Conder from AVENGER, certificate number 40171

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