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Notice - Madhatters Dance, SS Orontes, Orient Line, 23 Jun 1955 Document Reg. No: HT 13831

Notice for a 'Madhatters Dance' to be held on the Orient Line ship SS Orontes on Thursday 23 June 1955. 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.
Printed red figure holding a deer hat. Blacked typed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Amy Thomas, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.40 cm (Width), 29.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: entertainment, 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: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Text: S.S. ORONTES VOYAGE 50 OUTWARDS/MADHATTERS DANCE/A Madhatter's Dance will be held tomorrow Thursday 23rd June 1955./Passengers are requested to wear some form of original, humorous or/grotesque headdress, which should be worn to dinner.
Manufactured For: Orient Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1955
Place Used: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 22 Jun 1955
User: Mr Percival Thomas, 22 Jun 1955
Place & Date of Event: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 23 Jun 1955

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