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Source : Observer, 20 May 1922, p. 20,col. a
Place Of Creation : Adelaide, S. Aust.
Publisher : Robert Kyffin Thomas
Date of creation : 1922
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The article refers to the imminent cutbacks at the shipbuilding yard of Poole and Steel at Osborne. Originally contracted to build four ships for the Commonwealth government, this had been cut to three ships, with the possible loss of 100 jobs. The article reports that two ships were completed and the third and last is well under way and expected to be finished shortly. Provided the state government can provide work, some 200 men could be kept in work building dredgers and a floating crane.

The details of the original contract and its funding are laid out, with a final disclaimer of any financial responsibilty by the state government, other than its initial advance of 60,000 pounds.

Related names :

Poole, Arthur Hugh, 1863-1953

Coverage year : 1922
Period : 1919-1927
Place : Osborne, S. Aust.
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Volum, W G 'Poole and Steel Limited', The Log Quarterly Journal of the Nautical Association of Australia Inc., vol. 24, no. 4, November 1991, pp. 142-153

Parsons, Ronald, Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986

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