China Navigation Company Australia Japan Trade Letters

Scope and Content

Files of letters sent between John Swire & Sons, London, Butterfield & Swire Japan, Swire and Gilchrist Pty Australia and directors of AJCL. Letters relate to routine shipping matters in Australia and Japan, in particular with regards to the re-organisation of AJCL; Australia/Singapore/Malaysia trade and industrial relations with ships crews. Papers include AJCL Board circulars, marketing results and sailing results.


Letters are arranged by geographical location (to and from Hong Kong, to and from Sydney, to and from Tokyo) and are arranged chronologically within each section.

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