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Scrapbook - Victorian Seamen's Mission Scrapbook No 1

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
A large stitch bound book containing newspaper clippings, advertising flyers, concert programs, drawings and memorabilia relating to the Victorian Seamen's Mission (Mission to Seafarers)
Size
H32 x W25
Object Registration
0048
Keywords
victoria-missions-to-seamen
Historical information
This scrapbook holds numerous newspaper clippings recording events, functions and visits to the Seamen's Mission starting in 1896 through to 1902. On the inside of the rear cover of the book a plan of Williamstown has been pasted no date provided. These dates coincide with the commencement of Mr WHC Darvall's various terms of office with the Mission from the mid 1890s. Mr Darvall's involvement with the Mission possibly stems from his arrival in Victoria in 1853 part working his passage from England as a purser on the migrant ship Asia. He first encountered Captain Pascoe on arrival at Williamstown who was also on the Mission executive when Darvall returned to Melbourne from Beechworth in 1871.
When Made
Circa 1896
Significance
This scrapbook outlines the many events, concerts, important visits and social occasions held at and by the Mission during this time frame. It includes the names and activities of many prominent Melburnians and shows the vivacity of the work at the Mission.
Inscriptions & Markings
Sticker on the front cover: "Victorian Seamen's/Mission/Scrap-book/No. 1/Commencing/ January 1896 Ending -
Last updated
28 May 2020 at 12:55PM