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Newsletter - 'Good Morning', P&O Lines, Strathaird, 4 Jul 1960 Document Reg. No: HT 13633

Newsletter titled 'Good Morning' issued to passengers on the P&O Ship 'Strathaird', and dated 4 July 1960. The newsletter details daily entertainments, drills, dining, facilities, church services, games, port of call information, points of interest, dances, parties etc. These newsletters were issued daily by staff to the cabin. They were an important part of life on board and informed passengers of facilities, what they could do on a day to day basis and details of ports of call.

This is one of a set of Newsletters collected by Val Himmelreich (nee McMinn) when she migrated to Australia from Northern Ireland on the Strathaird. Val was 14 at the time and she made the journey with her parents, Frederick and Mary McMinn, her brother and his wife and children. The Strathaird departed from Southampton on 10 June 1960 and arrived in Melbourne on 10 July 1960. The McMinn's decided to migrate on the advice of two of Val's older brothers who were already living in Melbourne and wrote home saying what a great place it was.
Single page of paper with letterhead in black and red print. Daily details in black type.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Val Himmelreich, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.40 cm (Width), 33.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, irish communities, irish immigration, newsletters, shipping industry
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: print media
Place & Date Issued: 4 Jul 1960
Publisher: P & O Lines of Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, 4 Jul 1960
User: Mrs Val Himmelreich, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-2006

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