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Visit of the United States Fleet 1925

Date: 1925
Overall: 230 x 197 x 3 mm, 100 g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Booklet
Object No: 00004367
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    This booklet 'Visit of the / United States Fleet / 1925 / Welcome to / New South Wales, Australia' was produced as a souviner of the United States Pacific Fleet's visit to Australia in 1925. The vibrant cover depicts the fleet entering Sydney Heads, and the flags of the United States and Australia united with rope. The booklet contains information and photographs of Sydney and rural New South Wales. The back cover of the booklet features colour illustrations of a waratah and a lighthouse each with the caption 'Welcome to New South Wales.'
    SignificanceThis booklet is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Pacific Fleet to Australia, which renewed the Australian-American alliance established by the Great White Fleet visit in 1908. The 1925 visit contributes to a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Visit of the United States Fleet 1925 welcome to New South Wales

    Web title: Visit of the United States Fleet 1925

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