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Booklet - Melbourne, Orient Line, 1948 Document Reg. No: HT 363

Summary:
Booklet titled 'Melbourne' issued by the Orient Line in 1948. The booklet contains general information and a brief history of the port of Melbourne. It was used by the Wingad family, Charles and Florance and their daughters Brenda and Averil, when they migrated from Burbage, Leceistershire, England on 17 December 1948. They travelled on the ship RMS Ormonde and arrived in Melbourne on 21 January 1949. The family migrated because Charles Wingad was bronchial, and considered both South Africa and Australia. They decided on Australia after Charles saw an add for Prestige Hosiery machinists in Brunswick. Prestige sponsored them and seven other families and assisted with accommodation. Charles' health improved and he lived till 90.
Description:
Booklet with cream pages, black printed text and a colour map.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Averil Embury, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.50 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of call
Themes this item is part of: 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: Printed on cover: ORIENT LINE / MELBOURNE
Publisher: Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1948
User: Wingad Family, Dec 1948-Jan 1949
Place & Date Used: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), Dec 1948-Jan 1949

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