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Menu - SS Stratheden, P&O Line, Dinner, 7 Aug 1963 Document Reg. No: HT 1352

Dinner Menu from the P&O Line Ship SS Stratheden for the 7 August 1963. It was collected by James Mason when he migrated to Australia with his wife and two children as 'ten pound tourists' in 1963. During the voyage James avidly collected the menus and approached the steward to obtain extras but he was unable to collect a full set. On arrival in Australia they stayed with James' brother-in-law and then purchased land in Altona almost immediately, where they have lived ever since.
Shipboard menu approx. A5 size cardboard. Mauve front with cartoon style drawing of fancy dress party on board the ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr James Mason, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.50 cm (Width), 24.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, ten pound tourists, immigrant shipping, shipping, immigration policies, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, James Mason, British Migrant, 1963
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: menus
Inscriptions: Reverse, printed: The Fancy Dress Dance/This, perhaps cannot be strictly defined as a deck game, but it does demand some skill and it is great fun. The/evening is full of surprises. That lady opposite at lunch-/time suddenly becomes an enchanting girl from Spain, the/rather forbidding man on your left appears as a jovial/Roman Emperor and the quiet little person with whom/you play Bridge bounds on the floor as Harlequin. The/rules are few. Take your place in the parade or vote for/the one you fancy./This is one of a series of six menus designed for P & O-Orient/Lines by Dorritt Dekk./Printed in England at The Baynard Press.
Manufactured For: P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1963
Place & Date Used: ., 7 Aug 1963
User: Mr James Mason, 7 Aug 1963

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