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Menu - RMS Otranto, Orient Line, Dinner, The Ampulla, 28 Jun 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 70

Dinner Menu for the Orient Line Ship RMS Otranto for the 28 June 1954. The menu is titled The Ampulla. 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 gold eagle on a light blue background in the top right corner of the cover and an Orient line logo in the top left corner. The back cover has black text telling the story of the ampulla. The inside of the menu has details of dinner printed in black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.00 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 12.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: food drink consumption, immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, royalty, english immigration, coronations, 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
Publisher: Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954
Place & Date Used: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 28 Jun 1954
User: Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 28 Jun 1954

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