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Souvenir of the Visit of the United States Fleet to Victoria, Australia 1925

Date: 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 x 222 x 287 mm, 150 g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mary Malloy
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Booklet
Object No: 00004330
Place Manufactured:Victoria

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    Description
    This booklet titled 'Souvenir of the Visit of the United States Fleet to Victoria, Australia 1925. Illustrating the Garden State of the Commonwealth' was produced by the Victorian government to commemorate the fleet's visit. The cover depicts a broadside view of the battleship USS PENNSYLVANIA, one of the 43 vessels to visit Melbourne. The booklet depics black-and-white photographic images of Victorian landmarks and scenery.
    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

    Web title: Souvenir of the Visit of the United States Fleet to Victoria, Australia 1925

    Primary title: SOUVENIR TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF THE UNITED STATES FLEET TO VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 1925

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