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

Summary:
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!
Description:
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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