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Booklet - 'Orient Line to Australia, Colombo', Orient Line, 1954 Reg. No: HT 55
- Booklet 'Orient Line to Australia, Colombo' 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 black text. The booklet contains various information about the port of Colombo.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
|Dimensions:||12.60 cm (Width), 18.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of call, 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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||reference materials|
|Inscriptions:||Text: ORIENT LINE TO AUSTRALIA/COLOMBO.|
|Publisher:||Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954|
|User:||Mrs Hazel Tirchett, 1954|
|User:||Mr Geoffrey Tirchett, 1954|
|Place & Date Used:||Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1954|