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Shipboard Newsletter - Seelen Spiegel, MV Fairsea, 1953-4 Reg. No: HT 7387
- Shipboard Newsletter titled 'Seelen Spiegel' (Soul Mirror) issued to passengers travelling on the Fairsea from Bremerhaven-Melbourne from 4 December 1953 to 9 January 1954. This copy was collected by Fred Jordan, who migrated to Australia from Germany, on the Fairsea with his mother and step-farther on an assisted passage at the age of 17.
Fred's recollections of the journey over are that of a rough ride around the Portuguese coast, having come from Bremerhaven via Genoa and Pirrhaeus. He was not interested in the English classes, preferring the shipboard sports.
Fred says the newsletters are full of gossip about who was visiting who in whose cabin, lifeboat, etc. One has a tongue-in-cheek Fairsea alphabet of what one should not do, put together by the German passengers.
- 5 page double sided printed newsletter, all in German including voyage schedule, stories, poems and sketches of passengers. Front cover features drawing of ship and newsletter title.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Fred Jordan, 2003
|Dimensions:||33.30 cm (Height), 22.60 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||german communities, german immigration, immigrant voyages, immigrant shipping, shipboard travel, newsletters, mercoremariaform yahoo.com|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Fred Jordan, German Migrant, 1954|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||print media|
|Inscriptions:||Text: SEELEN SPIEGEL/BREMERHAVEN/4. DEC. 1953-9. JAN 1954/MELBOURNE.|
|Place & Date Issued:||., 4 Dec 1953-9 Jan 1954|
|User:||Fred Jordan, 4 Dec 1953-9 Jan 1954|