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Newspaper clippings relating to shipping matters

Date: c 1930s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis McLoughry
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0503

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    Description
    This archive series consists of newspaper clippings collected by Elsie Ashdown (nee Jackson) from the 1930s. The newspaper clippings relate mostly to shipping matters, such as new Orient Line ships; plans for the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening; a speech given by Rear-Admiral Evans; an obituary for Mrs Hasting, the daughter of Benjamin Davis, pioneer shipbuilder of Australia; the inclusion of Auckland to Matson Liner routes; the last of the Murray River steamers; mysterious disappearing ships; and the revolution in marine transport.
    HistoryMrs Elsie Ashdown (nee Jackson) (1888-1975) undertook two cruises from Sydney to London over the course of 25 years.

    During her first voyage from Sydney to London in 1931, Elsie travelled third class on the Orient liner ORONTES via Cairo and the Suez Canal. After a week-long English tour, Elsie took an overland trip through Europe, followed by a second cruise on ORONTES to Norway and the northern capitals. Elsie returned to Sydney via Canada and the Americas.

    In 1956, travelling under her married name, Elsie undertook a second voyage on the Orient line to London, South Africa, South America and around the coast of Australia to Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania and back to Sydney.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, MOST RELATING TO SHIPPING MATTERS, COLLECTED BY ELSIE ASHDOWN

    Web title: Newspaper clippings relating to shipping matters

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