The White Star Line was originally founded in Liverpool in 1845 by John Pilkington and Henry Wilson. The company's initial focus was on the Australian gold mine trade. In the early 1850's if you had sound ships and ran the Australian route, it would almost be difficult to not succeed. In one month of 1853, no less than 32,000 "get rich quick" hopefuls left port in Liverpool bound or Australia to strike their fortunes in gold. Australia's colony population jumped from 430,000 to 1.7 million in just 3 years after gold was discovered.
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TITANIC Tablet Unveiled - Seaman's Institute, Bishop Greer speaking (LOC)
Geo. Cohan at TITANIC Game
Survivors of TITANIC on CARPATHIA
Crowd Awaiting Titanic Survivors on Carpathia
Aquitania Ready to Launch
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