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Leaflet - 'SS Orontes Information for Passengers', Orient Line, 1955 Document Reg. No: HT 13826

Leaflet titled 'Information for Passengers' manufactured for the Orient Line. It was given to Percival Alfred (Pat) Thomas on the SS Orontes, in 1955. It provides details of facilities and activities available on the ship including: meals, purser's office, surgery hours, library, shop, hairdressing saloon, cabin inspection, ironing room, children. 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.
Soft card. Blue colour with black printed text. Has image of an owl.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Amy Thomas, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.80 cm (Width), 19.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, 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: reference materials
Inscriptions: Text: S.S. ORONTES/INFORMATION/for/PASSENGERS/Voyage 50.
Manufactured For: Orient Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1955
Place Used: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1955
User: Mr Percival Thomas, 1955

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