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Corporate entry Australasian Steam Navigation Company (1851 - 1887)

From
July 1851
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
To
1887
Functions
Maritime Industry and Sea Transport
Location
Sydney, New South Wales

Summary

Formed in July 1851, the Australasian Steam Navigation Company replaced the Hunter River Steam Navigation Company. Alterations made to the Company meant that it could expand its activities within Australasia, while still servicing the route from Sydney to the Hunter River. Competition from other steamship companies began to arise during the 1850s and continued to grow in the following decades. In 1887 the Australasian Steam Navigation Company was taken over by the newly founded Australasian United Steam Navigation Company.

Timeline

 1839 - 1851 Hunter River Steam Navigation Company
       1851 - 1887 Australasian Steam Navigation Company
             1887 - 1960s Australasian United Steam Navigation Company Ltd

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Australasian Steam Navigation Company - Records, 1881 - 1897, ML MSS 2490; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Parsons, Ronald, An history of Australasian Steam Navigation Company and Australasian United Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, Adelaide, 1960, 30 pp. Details
  • Parsons, Ronald, A pioneer Australian steamship company: a history of the Hunter's River S.N.Co. and the Australasian Steam Navigation Company, Ronald Parsons, Lobethal, South Australia, 1990, 74 pp. Details

See also

Ailie Smith