Book - TV Ausonia, Adriatica Venezia, circa 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 7958

Book issued by Adriatica Venezia, circa 1960s. It is a travel information book for passengers travelling on the ship TV Ausonia. 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'.
Three single pages, printed both sides and folded in half once. Printed on white paper in English language. The front cover is pale blue and features a pair of columns set above an illustration of a ship. It has white and black text. Pages are glossy, featuring colour, photographic illustrations and black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.1 cm (Height), 23.1 cm (Width), 10.6 cm (Length)

More information

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)
Author: Adriatica Venezia, Italy, circa 1960s
Place & Date Published: Italy, circa 1960s
Ship Depicted: TV Ausonia, circa 1960s

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