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SS BULLARRA rigging plan & Midship Section No 144 Scale 1/8 = 1

Date: 1890
Overall: 625 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Plan
Object No: 00001113

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    Rigging Plan of the SS BULLARRA. Ship plan No. 144. Scale 1/8 = 1 foot + midship section scale 1/2 = 1 foot. Original plan of the ship built by Gourlay Bros. & Co. of Dundee for the Adelaide Steamship Co.
    SignificanceThe SS BULLARRA became well known in West Australian waters for its regular service from Fremantle to the northern ports. Her reputation grew after she survived the cyclone of 1912, literally sailing through the eye of the hurricane.
    HistoryThe SS BULLARRA serviced the Melbourne - Fremantle trade via Adelaide until 1900 when she switched to the mail service from Fremantle to the north-west coast of Western Australia. The BULLARA survived the cyclone 'Balla Balla' of March 1912 that took the passenger ship KOOMBANA without trace.The BULLARA had her funnel blown down to the deck and took to shelter, finally making the port of Cossack in 3 days - a distance of a mere 100 miles.
    She finalised her days in Australian waters working the Spencer Gulf trade until sold to Japan in January 1915 and renamed KYODO MARU no. 15, in 1920. She then became the NAMKAI MARU DAIREN in 1921 and finally the YATUNG CHEFOO in 1924 when she burnt and sank off Japan.
    'Bullarra" is local aboriginal (Innamincka tribe) word meaning 'rainbow'.

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