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The south-eastern part of Tierra del Fuego with Staten island, Cape Horn and Diego Ramirex Islands

Date: 1874 - 1908
Dimensions:
Overall: 680 x 1010 mm, 10 g
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert Laurence and Robert D McKilliam
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Chart
Object No: ANMS0223[022]

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    Description
    This navigation chart entitled 'The South-Eastern Part of Tierra del Fuego with Staten Island, Cape Horn and Diego Ramirex Islands' was used by Captain Robert McKilliam during his career as an officer and shipmaster in the Aberdeen White Star Line from 1874 to 1908. Course bearings are marked in pencil on the chart for the years 1895 and 1897.

    The chart was published in London according to act of Parliament at the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty on 16 March 1841, and again in 1892 with small corrections and large corrections in 1886.
    SignificanceThis chart of Tierra de Fuego is significant for its associations with survey of one of the most geographically strategic peninsulars in maritime history.
    HistoryAberdeen-born Robert McKilliam (1861-1934) joined Aberdeen White Star Line as an apprentice aged 14. He served under famous clipper captains like Kemball, on famous clippers like THERMOPYLAE and SALAMIS, and in well known Aberdeen Line steamers, mostly in the Britain-to-Australia service. After 32 years he retired from the sea. He married soon afterwards in 1910, and in 1913 brought his family to live in Sydney.

    Appointed Assistant Manager to Darling Island Wharf, he worked as a superintendent stevedore during a period when the waterside union gradually emerged from strikes and fragmentation during and after World War I, to a position of strength before the collapse of the Great Depression.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Navigation chart no 1373 of the south-eastern port of Tierra del Fuego with Staten island, Cape Horn and Diego Ramirex Islands verso inscribed with 23 in crayon and Cape Horn in pencil

    Collection title: McKilliam family collection

    Web title: The south-eastern part of Tierra del Fuego with Staten island, Cape Horn and Diego Ramirex Islands

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