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Postcard Folder - 'Fremantle, the Western Gateway of Australia', Nucolorvue Productions, 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 91295

Summary:
Postcard Folder titled 'Fremantle, the Western Gateway of Australia', Published by Nucolorvue Productions, Mentone, Victoria. It contains 12 full colour views of Fremantle, WA, including the war memorial, South Beach, St Patrick's Church, Fremantle Harbour, Whaling Tunnel and Round House, High St, aerial view, statue of C V O'Connor, Keane's Point, Town Hall. There is also a brief historical overview of Fremantle.

It was collected by Percival Alfred (Pat) Thomas when he migrated to Australia in 1955 on the SS Orontes. On the voyage Pat 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.
Description:
Rectangular card folder with 12 colour images. Cover has blue printed text, an image of Fremantle and space to write an address.
Description Of Content:
Published by Nucolorvue Productions, Mentone, Vic. Contains 12 views in full colour of Fremantle, WA. Includes the war memorial, South Beach, St Patrick's Church, Fremantle Harbour, Whaling Tunnel and Round House, High St, aerial view, statue of C V O'Connor, Keane's Point, Town Hall. Also contain brief historical overview of Fremantle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Amy Thomas, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.20 cm (Width), 11.10 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Folds out to 67cm

More information

Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, postcards, immigrant shipping, travel, brought goods, federal hotel
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Pat Thomas, English Migrant, & Amy McCloskey, 1955
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Original Caption: Fremantle, The Western Gateway of Australia
Inscriptions: Text: FREMANTLE/The Western Gateway/of Australia/12 Specially Selected Views in Full Colour.
Format: Postcard: Colour
Publisher: Nucolorvue Productions, Mentone, Victoria, Australia, 1955
Place Depicted: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, circa 1955
User: Mr Percival Thomas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955

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