11th March 2020

Pat’s new finds, Part 1:

The Newcastle & Hunter River Steamship Company Ltd:

Backmark: D. Jones & Co Sydney

In 1892 this company was formed from the amalgamation of the Newcastle Steamship and the Hunter River Steam Navigation companies. It operated until 1956. It was delisted and became the Southern Shipping Company Limited in 1965. For detailed information and pictures of the fleet see https://www.flotilla-australia.com/nhrsn.htm

By 1904 they provided services between Sydney, Newcastle, Morpeth, Raymond terrace, Miller’s Forest, Paterson and Clarencetown. By 1914 they also serviced Bulahdelah and Port Stephens. The advent of rail and road transport lead to the demise of the company.

The Hunter River Steamship Navigation Company office. Built in 1860 and remodelled in c1890 and 1920. Now part of the Four Points Hotel.

See also:

http://www.shfa.nsw.gov.au/sydney-About_us-Heritage_role-Heritage_and_Conservation_Register.htm&objectid=424

http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/resources/NewcastleandHunterSS%20in%20Pittwater%20Article.pdf

Built in 1911. Sold to this company in 1922.

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