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Information Card - Clock Alterations, SS Strathmore, 1957 Object Reg. No: HT 8420

Summary:
Information card on Clock Alternations, issued to passengers during their voyage on the SS Strathmore in 1957. It was kept as a memento of the voyage by Daniel and Christina Graham who migrated from Scotland to Victoria.

They had been married 3 years and Christina was 3 months pregnant when they migrated, motivated by the lack of opportunities in Scotland. Daniel's brother had migrated to New Zealand, however Daniel and Christina couldn't afford the full passage to New Zealand so instead applied for the ten pound passage to Australia, planning to later move to New Zealand, however once in Australia they decided to stay.

They first lived with one of Daniel's cousins in Moe for 3 months until they bought a house in Moe where Daniel had secured a job with the SEC. They had three children, Alan, Christina and David, all of whom have worked for the SEC. Christina worked at the local cotton mill. They later sponsored Christina's brother and Daniel's brother's family to come out to Australia as well. They have returned to Scotland twice and have never been sorry they decided to migrate.
Description:
Cream card headed 'P&O s.s Strathmore Jan/Feb 1957' and entitled 'Clock Alterations', listing ports and time changes en route.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Daniel Graham, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.40 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, scottish communities, scottish immigration, shipping industry, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Graham Family, Scottish Migrants, 1957
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Text: P. & O. "STRATHMORE' Jan./Feb., 1957/CLOCK ALTERATIONS/DURING THE VOYAGE CLOCKS WILL BE ALTERED/AS FOLLOWS:-/ LONDON-DAKAR No alteration.
Manufactured For: P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1957
Ship Depicted: ., 1957
User: Mr. Daniel Graham, 1957
User: Mrs. Chirstina Graham, 1957

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