Booklet - SS Flandre, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1950s-1960s Document Reg. No: HT 7974

Book issued by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1950s-1960s. It contains deck plans 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'.
Sixteen page booklet. Booklet is folded twice to be slim-line when not in use. It is printed on white, gloss paper with yellow highlighting. Features black text, black and white photographic images and aerial views of each deck. Cover is yellow with black and red text, it features an illustration of the front half of a ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.4 cm (Height), 21.2 cm (Width), 10.2 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: DECK / PLAN / First Class / FLANDRE / French Line
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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