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House flag, Australind Steam Shipping Co. Ltd

House flag

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Collection House flag, Textiles, Flags
User collections Cute animals by BirgittaPeippo
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Australind Steam Shipping Co. Ltd
Provenance: Pope, Charles Meredyth
Depiction: Trinder Anderson and Co., London

Object details:

Object ID AAA0144
Description The house flag of Australind Steam Shipping Co. Ltd (Trinder Anderson & Co.), London. On a blue background, there is a yellow cross. In the centre on a yellow disc, a black swan is shown. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and a toggle is attached. The company managed services and cargo between the UK and Western Australia taking over from the ship broking firm of Oliver and Wilson. They also started a service between Fremantle and Singapore. Trinder, Anderson & Co. with Bethell, Gwynn & Co. were involved in the transport of emigrants. They set up a steamer service called the West Australian Steam Navigation Co., London in 1886; a company that later became the Australind Steam Shipping Co. In 1904 the two firms amalgamated.
Date made circa 1951

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit P&O, courtesy of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Pope Collection
Materials cotton; sewn, machine; synthetic blend; wool
Measurements flag: 1219.2 x 1828.8 mm
  • House flag, Australind Steam Shipping Co. Ltd (AAA0144)
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