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Four newspaper clippings collected by Captain Robert McKilliam

Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D and Robert Laurence McKilliam
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0245

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    These four newspaper clippings were collected by Captain Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam during his maritime career. The clippings were collected from The Australian Star, The Age and The Australasian featuring articles on the Boer War, the TS LOONGANA, the wreck of the ADOLPHE, and an article on 'Notable Sea Captains' featuring Captain McKilliam. A series of newspaper clippings relating to the Aberdeen White Star line is also included in the collection. The newspaper clippings span the period 1894 – 1934.
    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.
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    Web title: Four newspaper clippings collected by Captain Robert McKilliam

    Collection title: McKilliam family collection

    Assigned title: An album of newspaper clippings compiled by Capt Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam and his wife, as well as a copy of "The leader" And four pages of the "Australian star"

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