Where is it from?

Association locations map


Similar items over time

Digital Photograph - Boy & Two Women on P & O Liner, 'Orontes', Station Pier, Port Melbourne, 1952 Image Reg. No: MM 110505

Description Of Content:
Two women and a boy, dressed for an outing, standing on the deck of a passenger liner. The boy in the centre is wearing pants, a short sleeved shirt and tie.

This photograph shows Phyllis McCrea, David Meale and Mrs Ross (first name unknown) on board the 'SS Orontes', at Station Pier, 1952. David Meale had gone with his aunt and uncle to farewell a family friend at Station Pier. He remembers he 'was 15 and dressed up for the occasion. His aunt was even more dressed up.' He says dressing formally was 'the thing to do' when you were seeing people off on an overseas voyage.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

More information

Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: embarkations
Inscriptions: Auntie Phyllis (Phyllis McCrea), me, (David Meale) Mrs Ross (the secretary of the company) on the Orontes Melbourne 1952.
People Depicted: McCrea, Phyllis; Meale, David; Ross, Mrs (surname unknown)
Organisations Depicted: SS Orontes; Pacific & Orient Lines; Station Pier; Port of Melbourne
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1952
Photographer: Unknown

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.


This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No