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Menu - RMS Otranto, Orient Line, Dinner, The Royal Scepter, 19 Jun 1954 Reg. No: HT 73
- Dinner Menu for the Orient Line Ship RMS Otranto for the 19 June 1954. The menu is titled The Royal Scepter. 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 the top of a scepter on a yellow background in the top left corner of the cover and an Orient line logo in bottom top left corner. The back cover has black text telling the story of the Royal Scepter. The inside of the menu has details of dinner printed in black text.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
|Dimensions:||18.00 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 12.80 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on Cover: THE ROYAL / SCEPTER|
|Publisher:||Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954|
|Place & Date Used:||Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 19 Jun 1954|
|User:||Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 19 Jun 1954|