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Index card: BEAUTIFUL STAR (1862).; Bill Laxon


Index card: BEAUTIFUL STAR (1862).

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About this Object

From the Bill Laxon Collection, a collection of around 250,000 index cards focussed mainly on 20th century shipping. Each ship's card gives details such as build date, any alternative names and references to the ship found in serials and books. Each card has a photograph which Bill Laxon collected from a variety of sources. The collection took volunteers nine years to alphabetise.

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Inscription and Marks

Written in ink on the card: "BEAUTIFUL STAR" 176 tons. 1862 Steamer. Burned out at Hobart, 1907. (25


Height (mm): 100mm (5/16ft) Width: 165mm (9/16ft)


Bill Laxon Collection

Credit Line

Bill Laxon Collection, New Zealand Maritime Museum. Image: Ship Beautiful Star. Ref: 1

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