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Title Herman Bahr’s Discharge Certificate from the Orontes
Date 18 Jun 1889
Document Type Shipping Papers; Manuscript; Legal Papers
Reference D_1984-548
Library / Archive Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Biographical Note / History After signing on as a young seaman in Hamburg, Herman Bahr worked on ships around the world. A job on the sailing ship Orontes brought him to Australia in 1889. He joined the Tasmanian ship Loongana, married a local girl and retired from the sea to work on the Hobart wharves – except for 14 months during World War I when he was interned as a foreign alien.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Hamburg, Germany
Ports London, England; Sydney, Australia
Nationality German
Ships Orontes
People Bahr, Herman
Keywords shipping, sailor
Language English
Copyright Maritime Museum of Tasmania