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Shipboard Newsletter - News on the Fairsea, MV Fairsea, 19 Dec 1953 Reg. No: HT 7389
- Shipboard Newsletter titled 'News on the Fairsea' issued on 19 December 1953 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
|Dimensions:||33.30 cm (Height), 22.60 cm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||print media|
|Inscriptions:||Text: News on the FAIRSEA/No.2 Sonnabend 19.Dezember 1953.|
|Place & Date Issued:||., 19 Dec 1953|
|User:||Fred Jordan, 19 Dec 1953|