Historical information

Huddart Parker traded between 1876 and 1961. It was established in 1876 by James Huddart, T.J. Parker, John Traill and Captain T. Webb. The business rapidly expanded and was travelling between Melbourne and Sydney by 1882 and Melbourne to Adelaide from 1886. The Company was established in Geelong but moved its offices to Melbourne by 1890.


It is likely this saucer was used on the Huddart Parker shipping line some time between 1876 and 1961. Historically, the early establishment of the company in Geelong is significant for the region. The object is significant for its connection to early Victorian transport from regional ports to larger cities.

Physical description

A white glazed saucer with a blue transfer print with geometric design on rim. Huddart & Parker Co. logo transfer print on rim and base.

Inscriptions & markings

Makers Mark: "C McDANN & CO ENGLAND HANLEY R.NO 764041" on base.
"HUDDART PARKER LINE" logo on rim.