|The Sydney Sailors’ Home 1859-2009|
|Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:05|
Author: Jan Bowen
Publisher: The Australian Mariners’ Welfare Society
From Baird Maritime
This brief but excellent history of the Sydney Sailors’ Home does double duty as a history of Sydney based seafaring over a century and a half.
Well researched and written with a “light touch”, it is easily digested. It shows that “where there’s a will, there’s a way”. Inauspicious beginnings – established in the roughest part of Sydney, opposite the morgue – and near death experiences were overcome so the Home, in a different form, has a valuable role in the maritime industry today.
A series of top class boards have ensured the continued existence of the Home despite dramatic changes to the shipping industry through its lifetime. Always focussed on the welfare of seafarers, it has achieved a lot as Ms Bowen so clearly shows us.
Ordering information:The Australian Mariners’ Welfare Society PO Box 818 Inglesburn, NSW 1890 Australia
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