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Postcard - Orient Line, RMS Orontes, circa 1955 Document Reg. No: MM 91238

Postcard with a black and white image of the the RMS Orontes manufactured for the Orient Line. It was given to Percival Alfred (Pat) Thomas on the SS Orontes, in 1955. Pat migrated to Australia in 1955, on the voyage he struck up a friendship with Amy McCloskey, who was returning home from a year's working holiday in England, the pair had dinner together every night on the voyage. Most of the immigrants on the voyage were put in the bottom half of the ship but Pat was on E Deck like Amy because he had paid his own fare. In Melbourne Pat left the ship, to stay with a cousin, and Amy returned home to Sydney, they corresponded and Pat visited Amy in Sydney. They were married in 1958 and lived in Noble Park. They had two children and often returned to England by ship for holidays.
Landscape. Card. Personal details written in pen on back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Amy Thomas, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.90 cm (Width), 8.90 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, english immigration, shipping industry, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Pat Thomas, English Migrant, & Amy McCloskey, 1955, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Text, front: ORIENT LINE R.M.S. ORONTES, 20,000 TONS.
Manufactured For: Orient Line, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1955
Ship Depicted: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), circa 1955
User: Mr Percival Thomas, 1955

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