China Navigation Co.New Guinea Australia Line Letters

Scope and Content

Letters between John Swire & Sons London, Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Swire and Gilchrist Australia. Letters relate to general shipping matters and in particular the formation of NGIL and NGAL Pty. Letters also cover issues relating to ships' crews from the Gilbert and Ellice islands. Includes subject index


Letters are arranged geographically (to and from Hong Kong, to and from Sydney) and chronologically within each sub series.

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