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Book - MS San Marco & MS Giorgio, Adriatica Venezia, 1964 Document Reg. No: HT 7957

Book issued by Adriatica Venezia, 1964. It is a travel information book for passengers travelling on the ships MS San Marco and MS Giorgio. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John McKay. John began collecting shipping brochures as a boy through an interest in travel and later used some of the material in his professional capacity as a Geography and Social Studies teacher. He finally made a voyage himself in 1957-1958, to England to attend a scouting jamboree, although he ended up staying for 18 months. He remembers lots of Australians going over at that time, and references to Earls Court as 'Kangaroo Alley'.
16 page, staple-bound booklet, folded in half once. Printed on white paper in Italian, French, English and German languages. The front cover features a brown background with a central illustration rendered in black, salmon and white. It has white and black text. Central page folds open to list fares and taxes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.2 cm (Height), 22.7 cm (Width), 9.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Cover: ADRIATICA / VENEZIA / ADRIATICA / M/s SAN MARCO / M/s SAN GIORGIO / ITALIA - PIRAEUS - ISTANBUL / (Gr. B.) / Ed. 2/1964 / TARIFFE dal / TARIFS du / TARIFFS from / TARIFE ab / 15/3/1964 / GT 17 / Printed in Italy
Author: Adriatica Venezia, Italy, circa 1964
Place & Date Published: Italy, 1964
Ship Depicted: MS San Marco, 1964
Ship Depicted: MS Giorgio, 1964

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