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Theordore ANDERSEN (Thomas ANDERSON)
Title : Theordore ANDERSEN (Thomas ANDERSON) Theordore ANDERSEN (Thomas ANDERSON)
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Creator : Quentin Hall
Date of creation : 1874
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Theordore ANDERSEN emigrated from Frederickskall, Ostfold, Norway in about the mid 1860's. He married his wife Frances (HUNT) on the 20/4/1864 in Holy Trinity Church in Adelaide.

He was a "Master Mariner" who piloted vessels wherever required.

On the 15/4/1874 he was given the right to pilot his ship "Oberlin" into Newcastle (NSW) Harbour by himself without employing a harbour pilot. On the 23/2/1874 he also obtained this right for the Port Adelaide. The Brig. "Oberlin" was a vessel frequently used by the "Black Diamond Line" (unofficial name) of Port Adelaide taking ore from Wallaroo (South Aust) to Newcastle and on return taking coal back to Port Adelaide.

He was my Great, Great Grandfather, who's daughter, Harriet Bolett "Daney" ANDERSEN, married a local lad, Thomas SEMMENS (born Freeling, SA 3/12/1878) and moved to WA. My Grandmother kept many of her Great Grandfathers papers which I have some as well as other Port Adelaide items of interest - like the cricket club.

Theodore died 19/07/1906 in Queenstown, Port Adelaide.




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