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Source : Observer, 26 November 1921, p. 19,col. e
Place Of Creation : Adelaide, S. Aust.
Publisher : Robert Kyffin Thomas
Date of creation : 1921
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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A party of state parliamentarians visit Poole and Steel's shipbuilding yard at Osborne, when the Commonwealth government contract was reduced from four ships to three. The committee known as the Shipbuilding Extension Campaign Committee was liaising with the Port Adelaide Trades and Labour Council and other interested parties and would be approaching the Prime Minister following their visit. It was noted that other states were receiving greater assistance than South Australia. The first ship Eurimbla would be leaving for Melbourne that evening and the second ship was already on the stocks and part completed.

The article indicates that it had been mooted that vessels can be imported more cheaply from overseas builders, but that these ships need to undergo modifications to comply with the Australian Navigation Act. The subsidies paid to European builders which made them highly competitive are also mentionned.

Related names :

Poole, Arthur Hugh, 1863-1953

Coverage year : 1921
Period : 1919-1927
Place : Osborne, S. Aust.
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986
Volum, WG. 'Poole and Steel Limited', The Log Quarterly Journal of the Nautical Association of Australia Inc., vol. 24, no. 4, November 1991, pp. 142-153
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