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Ship Model

From the Collection of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village 89 Merri Street Warrnambool Victoria

Description
Ship model, of of the colonial Port Jackson Schooner. Two-masted sailing ship displaying the flag named The British White Ensign. Mode of light coloured stained timberl is mounted on brass legs inside a glass case with timber frame and base. Metal engraved plaque states that the model is as designed by The Admiralty in 1803. (Series 1 No 2)
Size
H 595 x W 260x L 770mm
Object Registration
444
Keywords
flagstaff hill, warrnambool, shipwrecked-coast, flagstaff-hill, flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum, maritime-museum, shipwreck-coast, flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
Historical information
This ship model is of a Colonial Port Jackson schooner, originally designed by the British Admiralty in 1803 as a response to the request of New South Wales' Governor Arthur Phillip. The drafts for the original plans are in Greenwich, UK, in the National Maritime Museum.

The flag on model of Port Jackson schooner is that of the British White Ensign which was used as the flag design of the Royal Australian Navy from 1911 - 1967.

[Ref: Modellers Central, www.modellerscentral.com; The Australian White Ensign, Wikipedia]
Significance
This ship model is significant for its representation of an early Australian colonial schooner.
Inscriptions & Markings
Engraved on metal plaque "PORT JACKSON SCHOONER / As Designed By The Admiralty. 1803"
Last updated
21 Jun 2018 at 1:20PM