Missionary schooner JOHN WILLIAMS (IV)

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This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection. Sam Hood (1870-1956) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 72-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection

Object no. 00020183-


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    • 20/May/2009 08:19:52

    The barquentine rigged John Williams was built in 1894 for the London Missionary Society, a Christian mission organisation. She served as a supply vessel between Australia and Pacific Islands to Australia's north and north-east including New Guinea. She was replaced and sold in 1931 for further service and was last heard of in Chinese waters in the 1950s.