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Postcard - Norma & Nelson Marjoram, from Joan Foster, Journey on MV Georgic, May 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 92146

Postcard featuring the ship that Joan Foster's family travelled on when they immigrated to Australia from England in 1955. She sent the card to her sister and brother-in-law from the ship. The reverse side is inscribed: 'Dear Norma and Nelson, Just a card to say what a lovely time we are having, we passed Gib (Gibraltar) yesterday, the food and weather are smashing. I will write a letter later. Love Joan'. Considering the donor's recollection of the journey included ordinary food and seasickness, she may have been exaggerating the pleasure of the voyage!
Postcard featuring black and white photo of the M.V. Georgic. Reverse side written from 'Joan' to 'Norma and Nelson' . Addressed Mr and Mrs Marjoram, 273 Oulton Road, Lowestoft Suffolk England.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Gant, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.80 cm (Width), 8.90 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, ten pound tourists, immigrant shipping, shipboard travel, shipping docks, immigration policies, english immigration, immigration selection, migration schemes
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Foster Family, English Migrants, 1955
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text, front: m.v. "GEORGIC".
Text, reverse: Dear Norma & Nelson,/Just a/card to say what a/lovely time we are/having, we passed Gib/yesterday, the food/and weather are/smashing, I will write/a letter later/love Joan.
Sender: Mrs Joan Gant, May 1955
Ship Depicted: MV Georgic, 1955

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