The Captain Raphael Lobez scrapbook (SAFR 17559, HDC 370) contains materials that date from 1947 to 1955. There are whole,
loose items and items glued to pages in scrapbook-fashion. Types of items present include formal and personal correspondence,
in French and English; meeting minutes (carbons), portions of Guild newsletters, handwritten notes, a Father's Day Greeting
by Western Union, xerographic items, postcards, invitation, sketches and membership lists. The collection is available for
research use without restriction.
Captain Raphael Lobez was a native of England. He spent summers during his college years, working in his uncle's shipyard
in France. In January 1887, the young Lobez went to sea as a Cadet in the British 4-masted barque MATTERHORN where he served
for four years before promotion to Boatswain. While serving on the MATTERHORN in the early 1890s, he met Captain Leighton
Robinson who was enroute to Melbourne to visit a shipmate.