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Booklet - SS France, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1960s-1970s Document Reg. No: HT 7975

Summary:
Book issued by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1960s-1970s. It contains deck plans for the ship SS France. 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:
Sixteen page booklet. Booklet is folded thrice to be slim-line when not in use. It is printed on white, gloss paper with blue highlighting. Features black text, colour photographic images and aerial view illustrations of each deck. Cover is blue with blue and black text, it features an illustration of deckplans and a 'mast' of a ship, rendered in red and black.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.5 cm (Height), 22.2 cm (Width), 10.4 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: s/s FRANCE / PLAN D'EMMENAGEMENT - DECK PLAN / CLASSE TOURISTE / TOURIST CLASS / COMPAGNIE GENERALE / TRANSATLANTIQUE / French / Line
Author: Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, France, circa 1960s-1970s
Place & Date Published: France, circa 1960s-1970s
Ship Depicted: SS France, circa 1960s-1970s
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1970s

Collected by John McKay

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