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Booklet - 'Port Information Melbourne', Orient Line, 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 50

Booklet 'Port Information Melbourne' published by the Orient Line for passengers travelling on the SS Otranto in 1954. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett who immigrated from London to Victoria, as '10 Pound Tourists' leaving London on 3 June 1954.

Geoffrey already had three brothers living in Australia. When they arrived they lived with one of Geoffrey's brothers in Brunswick, until they bought their own home in Pascoe Vale. Hazel and Geoffrey have fond memories of the journey - especially the food, which they particuarly enjoyed after rationing in England during and following the war. Their embarkation material was posted to them before they departed from Australia House in London.
A5 size white booklet with blue text. The front cover has extensive text and a picture of a kangeroo holding a boquet. The booklet contains various information about Melbourne.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.20 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 12.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of departure
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, British Migrants, 1954, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Printed on cover: ORIENT LINE / PORT INFORMATION / MELBOURNE / SS "OTRANTO" / ENGLAND to AUSTRALIA / 3rd June to 8th July, 1954
Publisher: Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954
User: Mrs Hazel Tirchett, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
User: Mr Geoffrey Tirchett, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Ship Depicted: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1954

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