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Ship's company of HMVS CERBERUS

Date: c 1892
Dimensions:
Overall: 241 x 305 mm, 100 g
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert Murphy
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00005670

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    Description
    This photograph depicts James Conder among the ship's company of the Victorian Colonial Navy's HMVS CERBERUS. Between 1892 and 1896 Conder also served in HMV Ships NELSON and ALBERT.
    SignificanceThis photograph 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.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Ship's company of HMVS CERBERUS

    Primary title: Ship's company of Victorian Navy ship CERBERUS, including James Conder

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