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Collection of 100 photographs and postcards belonging to Captain Robert McKilliam

Date: 1880-1940
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0227

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    Description
    This collection of 100 photographs and two postcards belonged to Captain Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam. They feature a number of studio portraits, scenic views, images of soldiers and river views. The collection spans the period 1880 – 1940.
    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

    Assigned title: Photographs from the Capt Robert Mckilliam collection relating to people and places of a non - maritime theme

    Collection title: McKilliam family collection

    Web title: Collection of 100 photographs and postcards belonging to Captain Robert McKilliam

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