Australasian Steamship Owners' Federation

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Australasian Steamship Owners' Federation

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1899 - c. 1986


The Australasian Steamship Owners Federation was established in September 1899 after its predecessor, the Victorian Steamship Owners' Association, was formally wound up. The federation modelled itself on the Shipping Federation, London, and its founding members were Huddart Parker & Co, McIlwraith McEachern & Co, the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand, the Australasian Steam Navigation Company, and the Adelaide Steamship Company. By 1922 branches were established in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle. The Newcastle branch was established in 1928. In 1986 the Australian National Maritime Association was formed out of the ASOF.


Head Office: Melbourne; Branches: Sydney; Brisbane; Adelaide; Fremantle; Newcastle

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Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association (1905 - c. 1976)

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Entered from deposit description on 23 July 2012




Australian Trade Union Archives, (accessed on 23 July 2012)
ABLative, no.2, Spring 1985, p.-1--5, (accessed on 23 July 2012)

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