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Shipboard Newsletter - News on the Fairsea, MV Fairsea, 1953 Document Reg. No: HT 7388

Shipboard Newsletter titled 'News on the Fairsea' issued to passengers travelling on the Fairsea from Bremerhaven to 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.
2 page single sided printed newsletter, all in German
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Fred Jordan, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.30 cm (Height), 22.60 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, immigrant voyages, immigrant shipping, shipboard travel, newsletters
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Fred Jordan, German Migrant, 1954
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: print media
Inscriptions: Text: NEWS ON THE FAIRSEA.
Place & Date Issued: ., 1953
User: Fred Jordan, 1953

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