Australia New Zealand Eastern Shipping Conference Letters (ANZESC)

Scope and Content

Letters relating to matters affecting trade with Australia and New Zealand, and particularly with regards to ICSNCo and Dominion line and the prospect of developing joint service arrangements. File includes letters received in London from other ANZESC shipping line members as well as correspondence between John Swire & Sons London, and Butterfield & Swire agencies in Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.


Letters are arranged geographically into three sections: to and from Hong Kong, to and from Japan, to and from Sydney, followed by a miscellaneous A-Z section. Letters within all four sections are arranged chronologically.

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