Series S1741 - REPORTS - GENERAL AVERAGE

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AU WA S1741

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REPORTS - GENERAL AVERAGE

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  • 1898-01-01 - 1956-12-31 (Creation)

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AU WA A770 - STATE STEAMSHIPS SERVICE (1912-05-04 - 1918-12-31)

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The State Steamships Service was established in May 1912, largely in response to a request for an improved shipping service to north west ports. The name was changed to that of State Shipping Service in 1919. The State Steamships Service was controlled by the Fremantle Harbour Trust from 1913 to 1918.

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AU WA A771 - STATE SHIPPING SERVICE (1919-01-01 - 1979-01-01)

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The State Shipping Service was established following a change in name from the State Steamships Service in 1919. With the passing of the WA Coastal Shipping Commission Act in 1965, a Commission consisting of three persons was established to control intra-state and overseas shipping.

The Coastal Shipping Commission continued to trade as the State Shipping Service until 1979 when the annual report of the Commission refers to the Commission "trading as Stateships" for the first time.

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Reports on accidents, strandings, fire etc on ships. Reports submitted for insurance purposes. Includes the statement of general and particular average of the Bothwell Castle on which was a fire during a voyage from Sydney to Geraldton in 1898. The Bothwell Castle did not belong to the State Shipping Service but the statement was retained by the Service as an example.

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