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Menu - 'At The Equator', RMS Otranto, Orient Line, 1954 Reg. No: HT 65
- Menu 'At The Equator' published by the Orient Line for passengers travelling on the SS Otranto in 1954 and used for a child's birthday party. 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.
- Printed menu used on the ship RMS Oranto in 1954 for a child's birthday party. The front cover has a drawing of a face on a blue and white background.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
|Dimensions:||19.50 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||food drink consumption, immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of departure|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, British Migrants, 1954|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Printed: Orient Line / at the Equator / Lynton Lamb|
|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|