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c.1851 The Eagle shipping line, sailing clippers from Liverpool to Australia, was established.House of Commons</ref>
Agents were Gibbs, Bright and Co
1855 Commissioned construction of the Royal Charter
1864 White Star Line merged with the Black Ball and Eagle Lines to form a conglomerate called the Liverpool, Melbourne and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd (or Australian and Eastern Navigation Company).