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Memento : Issue 19
january 2002 memento 17 Visitors to our Hobart office may already have discovered the rich collection of maritime records stored there. Our shipping collection includes docking books for the ports of Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie during 1923--53 (P2808). These volumes were used to record surveyors' observations and directions for repairs after an annual survey of a vessel. They contain sketches and illustrations and are a fine addition to other maritime records from this era. Recent arrivals of maritime records include photographic collections created by the Tasmanian Division of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and photos by Stanley Fowler who retired as principal research officer of the Fisheries Division in the CSIR in 1948. Fowler's images show the Australian fishing industry and coastline, captured during his 21 years of fisheries work for the Commonwealth government. These records are just a few of the treasures you can expect to find in our Hobart holdings! Photo of shipyard, from records relating to the Department of Munitions, State Board of Area Management, Tasmania, 1941--52. Precious cargo in Hobart Our amazing collection! If you've ever wondered what treasures lie in our collection, our latest booklet provides a snapshot. The booklet, called Our Collection, takes a sweeping look at the amazing material we hold in our repositories, in all shapes and sizes. These precious items record the history of our nation since Federation, and some even pre-date this time. Dip into Our Collection and you'll be amazed at what you discover! And if you complete our survey form, you could win your choice of either Canberra Following Griffin: A Design History of Australia's National Capital, valued at $90, or An Anthropologist in Papua: The Photography of FE Williams, 1922--39 by Michael Young and Julia Clark, valued at $69.95. Where would you expect to find speeches by Don Bradman, photos of the Ned Kelly gang, 100-year-old documents signed by Queen Victoria and your grandfather's war service record all in one place? At the Archives of course! NAA: P2571