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Leaflet - Rocking the Boat, SS Strathmore, P&O Lines, Feb 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 8438

Leaflet titled 'The Passengers Present, Rocking the Boat', issued to passengers travelling on the P&O Line ship SS Strathmore in February 1957. It was collected by Daniel and Christina Graham when they migrated to Victoria from Scotland in 1957. They arrived in Melbourne on the 'Strathmore' on 12 February 1957. They had three children, and settled in Moe where Daniel found work with the SEC.
Four page folded program with drawing of Strathmore on cover, entitled 'P&O s.s Strathmore. The Passengers Present Rocking the Boat February 1957.' Contains list of performance acts
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Daniel Graham, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.30 cm (Height), 11.50 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted 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: programs
Inscriptions: Text: P&O S.S. "STRATHMORE"/THE PASSENGERS PRESENT/ROCKING THE BOAT/FEBRUARY 1957/London to Australia via the Cape of Good Hope.
Issued By: P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1957
User: Mr. Daniel Graham, 1957
User: Mrs. Chirstina Graham, 1957
Place & Date of Event: ., Feb 1957


Julie Sculthorpe Posted on 08 Jan 2012 1:03 PM
Hello, I too emigrated from England to Australia on the SS Strathmore and arrived 12 Feb, 1957 at Port Melbourne. My parents, older sister and brother emigrated from Yorkshire. I don't remember being given the above brochure 'Rocking the Boat' nor do I remember my parents having one but I would love to have one now. I only remember attending the fancy dress for kids. I was a red indian and my sister was a hula girl. I have a photo of us dressed up on the ship but that is all. I remember having a great time on the ship and we were lucky to have an Aunt of my mother who sponsored us and provided a home for us for about 3-4 months in Red Cliffs, Victoria. We then moved to Geelong where both my parents lived, worked and died. If anyone has any memorabilia of the SS Strathmore that they don't want I would love to have it. Julie Sculthorpe
Wendy Charles (Vincent) Posted on 05 Jul 2013 4:24 PM
I was also on the Strathmore for this voyage with my parents, older sister, uncle and Nanna. We had a great time and children were catered for very well. I remember most vividly our stops in the South African ports. We were met by my Mum's cousins and their children and I ate my first peach ever....grown in a relative's garden, something I could not imagine !
I still remember scenes of poverty in Dakar; I was only seven and it was over 50 years certainly made an impression.
christine scott/luckham Posted on 05 Feb 2014 12:58 PM
I travelled with my family to the uk from Colombo to visit my grandparents in Bournemouth in 1959, my father was a tea planter, we sailed back to Colombo on the Corfu.
richard parsons Posted on 11 Aug 2014 4:14 AM
first time in my live i have time to myself,great to read these storys ,which i have one ,i travelled on the strathmore with 16 little brothers with the big brother movement in 1963 left from tilbury june 20 1963,what a adventure met some wonderful girls and made great friends now losts ,on arrival to sydney packed of to a training farm with other boys ,from there went to a cattle property in the outback sheep and cattle .well at 16 this was a real adventure given three houses which were mine to look after and ride every day this would be my life for the next two years .this will stay with me for ever ,i could go on and on but hay its my story ,could write more .richard parsons ,where are those girls now .
Stephen Rowe Posted on 03 May 2015 12:21 PM
I emigrated with my parent on the SS Strathmore leaving Tilbury Docks Mar 7, 1963 and arriving Melbourne April 8, 1963 and finally arriving Sydney April 9, 1963. Unfortunately all the on-board daily handouts (which I can still picture in my mind) and my parents diaries from the trip have been 'misplaced' in the intervening years. As other say - the stops in other ports (Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Freemantle) and the travel through the Suez - these memories and visions stay with you even 50 years later. So glad I was made to take the trip (well, at 10, I really had no choice anyway!) and have had no regrets ever since.

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