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Menu - RMS Otranto, Orient Line, Dinner, Cocos Occasion, 26 Jun 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 67

Dinner Menu for the Orient Line Ship RMS Otranto for the 26 June 1954. The menu is titled Cocos Occasion. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia on the Otranto as `10 Pound Tourists'. Geoffrey already had three brothers in Australia, and upon arrival the couple lived with one of Geoffrey's brothers in Brunswick, until they bought their own home in Pascoe Vale. They fondly remember the journey, especially the food which seemed plentiful after rationing in England.

The term '10 Pound Pom' or '10 Pound Tourist' refers to British migrants who came to Australia following World War Two on an assisted passage scheme where each migrant paid 10 pounds a ticket. Migrants were required to remain in Australia for two years.
Menu with image of a group of tiny men lifting a barrel. The inside of the menu contains details printed in black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.80 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 11.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: food drink consumption, immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of departure
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, 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: menus
Inscriptions: Printed on Cover: COCOS OCCASION / ORIENT LINE
Publisher: Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954
Place & Date Used: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 26 Jun 1954
User: Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 26 Jun 1954

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