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Collection of eight notebooks belonging to Captain Robert McKilliam

Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert and Robert Laurence McKilliam
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0242

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    Description
    This collection of eight notebooks belonged to Captain Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam. The notebooks contain information relating to the Darling Island Stevedoring Co; discharge and loading rates and sailing directions for Sydney Harbour. The notebooks span the period 1894 – 1916.
    HistoryScottish-born Captain Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam served in the Aberdeen White Star Line between 1876 and 1908. A native of Aberdeen, he was apprenticed at 14. He served under famous clipper captains like Robert Kemball and on famous clippers like THERMOPYLAE and SALAMIS, mostly in the Britain-to-Australia service. He also served in the modern steamers of the day. After 32 years he retired from the sea and soon after, in 1910, he married. In 1913 he brought his family to live in Sydney. Appointed Assistant Manager of Darling Island Wharf, he worked as a superintendent stevedore in Sydney from World War One up to the Great Depression. He died at his home in North Sydney in 1934.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: McKilliam family collection

    Web title: Collection of eight notebooks belonging to Captain Robert McKilliam

    Assigned title: Notebook of wharf rates, exercise books of Stevedoring records and an exercise book of sailing directions for sydney harbour written by Capt Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam

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