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Booklet - SS Flandre, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1950s-1960s Document Reg. No: HT 7973

Summary:
Book issued by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1950s-1960s. It contains advertising and information for the ship SS Flandre. 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:
Booklet with card cover and gloss paper. Cover is off white and features a reproduction of a watercolour image of the vessel at sea, above the modern steam ship is a mast with billowed sail, French flag and pennant featuring the name "Flandre". Sail features a coat of arms bearing a lion in the centre. The contents of the booklet are printed on white, gloss paper with black text, and black and white photographic images.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.3 cm (Height), 27.0 cm (Width), 21.1 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Cover: COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE / French Line / "FLANDRE"
Author: Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, France, circa 1950s-1960s
Place & Date Published: France, circa 1950s-1960s
Ship Depicted: SS Flandre, circa 1950s-1960s
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s-1960s

Collected by John McKay

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