China Navigation Co Australia Japan Trade Letters

Scope and Content

Letters sent between John Swire & Sons London, Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong, Butterfield & Swire Japan and Swire and Yuill Australia. Letters cover general routine business with regards to the Australian Service and focus in particular on the following areas: The letters also refer to the following areas: China Navigation Company application to Australia-Singapore and West Malaysia Outward Shipping Conference [Ausmacon]; cargo handling; the Melbourne agency; New Guinea Australia Line; stevedoring; carriage of warlike material in Vietnam; Crusader; trade in Japan, Indonesia and the South Pacific; refrigerated trade; freight rates; reefer trade, wool trade and mutton trade. Includes subject index


Letters are arranged into four groups (to and from Tokyo; to and from Sydney) and are arranged chronologically within each group. The letters are in two files: Jan-Jun and Jul-Dec

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