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The Currie Line of Melbourne

The Currie Line of Melbourne



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  • Synopsis

    In the closing years of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century, the ships of Archibald Curie & Company made up one of the largest Melbourne-based fleets. It was the only Australian company with a major presence in the trades to India and south-east Asia until 1913, when it was taken over by the large British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd. The book illustrates all of the Currie steamers, as well as providing a fleet list of their sailing ships and steamers.

  • Publication details

    Bill Laxon, MBE


    The author, the late Bill Laxon MBE, was an Auckland lawyer and maritime historian specialising in the ships and history of the P&O group companies.

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