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Menu - SS Stratheden, P&O Line, Dinner, 8 Aug 1963 Document Reg. No: HT 1354

Dinner Menu from the P&O Line Ship SS Stratheden for the 8 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. Orange front with cartoon style drawing of people playing quoits tennis, sitting in deck chairs and leaning over the railing 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: Quoits Tennis/This can only be confused with the wooden-batted deck/tennis at the risk of embarrassment and even disqualifica-/tion. In quoits tennis the quoit is hurled to and fro across/a high net. Deck tennis, on the other hand, requires a ball/to be struck over a lower net. This is sometimes achieved./In both games the use of the voice is permitter, though not/overly encouraged. We know of some dedicated prac-/titioners who say not a word until: 'My game, I think'./Ladies will find that quoits tennis removes unwanted/ounces, promotes a good complexion, and chips away old/varnish from the nails./This is one of a series of six menus designed for P & O-Orient/Lines by Dorrit Dekk./Printed in England at the Baynard Press.
Manufactured For: P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1963
Place & Date Used: ., 8 Aug 1963
User: Mr James Mason, 8 Aug 1963


Vivien biebrick Posted on 24 Oct 2014 11:46 AM
I have a few menu's from this ship in 1962
peter lusted Posted on 25 Jul 2015 2:24 AM
I sailed on the Stratheden 1962 /63 as a steward remember being in a boxing match for the passengers around Christmas time ,lost a tooth ! any one remember ?also went to standby the Canbara when had afire in the engine room we stood by , ship was soon sorted and it beat us back to Gib on 1 engine! us stewards got a check for £2+ for standing by happy days , I was 18

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