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James Conder in seaman's uniform

Date: c 1907
Overall: 188 x 135 mm, 50 g
Medium: Photographic print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert Murphy
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00005668
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    This studio photographic portrait depicts James Conder in a naval uniform. The photograph is mounted on cardboard, which features a handwritten note on the reverse: 'with fond love from jim 5.1.07'

    The photograph was taken around 1907 during which time Conder was serving in the transitional Commonwealth naval defence forces which had been formed after Federation. During this time he served aboard HM Ships KATOOMBA, CHALLENGER and PSYCHE.
    SignificanceThis photographic portait depicts 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.
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