ProvenanceNewsletter No 6 Adelaide Steamship Co Ltd March 1959.
The Adelaide Steamship Company was Australia’s largest shipping company and one of South Australia’s most successful business ventures. Founded in 1875 the company can trace its history through the themes of colonial enterprise, wartime and defence, work and culture, cruising and pleasure. Wool, wheat and minerals were making South Australia rich in the 19th century. Cargoes were booming but South Australian shipping was frustrated by small companies and inter-colonial rivals. In 1875 a group of savvy pastoralists and businessmen took action. They aimed to control the transport of their goods and profit via an efficient passenger vessel service.
For more than 100 years the company’s fleet dominated Australian passenger and cargo shipping from Darwin to Townsville.SignificanceIllustrative of life as a staff member as part of the Adelaide Steamship Company.
News articles included in the newsletter provide an insight into what events etc. the company felt was important to share with staff. Also provides an insight into the shipping news of the time.DescriptionAdelaide Steamship Company Newsletter No. 6 March 1959. It is four pages long printed on buff coloured paper in blue ink with a red title and the coloured printed flag of the company in the top right hand corner on the front page. Articles include ‘Adelaide Ship Construction Ltd', ‘Coast Steamships Limited - Loss of "Yandra”’, North Queensland Cyclone, 15th to 17th February 1959’, news about the company fleet, staff and staff social clubs and activities. Details of Adelaide printer on the bottom of the fourth page.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementKeywordsSportsailingDate of Creation1959Date of UsageMaterialPaper
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