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

Summary:
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'.
Description:
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)

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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 / GRAND / EXPRESS / ITALY / EGYPT / LEBANON / T.v. AUSONIA
Author: Adriatica Venezia, Italy, circa 1960s
Place & Date Published: Italy, circa 1960s
Ship Depicted: TV Ausonia, circa 1960s

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