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Booklet - Colombo, Orient Line, 1948 Reg. No: HT 360
- Booklet titled 'Colombo' issued by the Orient Line in 1948. The booklet contains general information and a brief history of the port of Colombo. 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.
- Booklet with cream pages, black printed text and a colour map.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Averil Embury, 2001
|Dimensions:||19.50 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||reference materials|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on cover: ORIENT LINE / COLOMBO|
|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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