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Newspaper cutting - "Battle for bronze statue to honour port's naval past, rorts and all"

From the Collection of Churchill Island Heritage Farm 1 Samuel Amess Drive Newhaven Victoria

Description
P.3 of The Age, Monday Jan 25th, 2010. Article by Lorna Edwards. Photo of Mac Gregory by Jason South. Large photo of "Shenandoah" in Williamstown from US Navy Archives. Tells story of when Shenandoah came to Melbourne in 1865. Naval Heritage Foundation trying to raise $200,000 for sculpture to commemorate navy servicemen and the areas past in naval history.
Size
34cm W X 23.5cm H
Object Registration
0238.5
Keywords
shenandoah, american civil war, melbourne, williamstown, captain waddell, port melbourne
Historical information
Samuel Amess was one of Melbourne society who entertained the Shenandoah officers and crew when in Melbourne. He claimed the Churchill Island cannon came from the Shenandoah.
When Made
25/01/2010
Last updated
31 Jul 2015 at 1:56PM