Don Grant Lecture – Ken Shewan

1999 Ken SHEWAN

1999 Don Grant Family History Lecture: Ship Ahoy

Ken Shewan was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Ken served on a variety of vessels including tankers, cargo, passenger, survey ships and a couple of trips in “square rigged” sailing vessels. He saw war service in South Vietnam as a Royal Naval Reserve Officer. He was a Marine Surveyor in the Middle East and Africa for eight years living mainly in Iran and Greece. He came to Australia in 1982 as a marine surveyor and was a weights and measures Inspector for 10 years to 1995. Currently his is employed as Senior Calibrator. He is also engaged as Weekend Manager and event co-ordinator at the POLLY WOODSIDE Melbourne Maritime Museum, and is Shipping Consultant to the State Library of Victoria and the National Trust.

Read Ken’s presentation – taken from The Don Grant Family History Lectures 1997-2006, published by VAFHO in 2008.