Australian United Steam Navigation Company

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Australian United Steam Navigation Company
Industry Shipping
Predecessor Australasian Steam Navigation Company and the Queensland Steam Shipping Company
Founded 1887
Defunct 1961
Headquarters Brisbane, Australia
Aramac of the Australian United Steam Navigation Company, built by William Denny and Brothers in Glasgow in 1889 and scuttled in 1929 or 1930

The Australian United Steam Navigation Company (AUSNC) was an Australian shipping company from 1887 to 1961.[1] It was formed by the merger of the Australasian Steam Navigation Company and the Queensland Steam Shipping Company and their fleets in 1887.[2]

One of their former shipping offices, Naldham House, at 193 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland is listed in the Queensland Heritage Register.[3]

Ships[edit]

The ships operated by the company included Bingera, which operated the mail service between Brisbane, Gladstone and Townsville. She was partly scrapped in 1926 and abandoned on Bishop Island at the mouth of the Brisbane River.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKellar, Norman Lang (1977). "From Derby round to Burketown : the A.U.S.N. story". Brisbane: University of Queensland Press. ISBN 978-0-7022-1244-4. 
  2. ^ "Australian United Steam Navigation Company". Flotilla Australia. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Naldham House (entry 600133)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  4. ^ McLeod, Roderick (25 October 1973). "History along the waterways: the abandoned hulks of the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Brisbane: Royal Historical Society of Queensland. 9 (5): 21–29. ISSN 0085-5804. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 


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