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Menu - TV Fairsky, Sitmar Line, Lunch & Dinner, 10 Feb 1959 Document Reg. No: HT 1551

Lunch and Dinner Menu from the ship TV Fairsky on the Italian Sitmar Line. The Menu was used on the 10th February 1959. It is part of a collection of ship menus collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. As part of her role Margaret often met migrant ships arriving at Station Pier in Melbourne if the ships arrived at mealtimes, she would be invited on board to join people for a meal.

Margaret first worked in the Department of Alien Assimilation which focused on migrants post arrival, before moving to the Assisted Division which handled the reception of assisted European migrants arriving in Melbourne. Her final position was working for the General Assisted Passage Scheme, assisting migrants from the US, Scandinavia and Switzerland who came individually on general ships as opposed to migrant ships. She recalls her time with the Department with great pleasure. She was a young single woman and had just finished an Arts degree at Melbourne University. When she applied to the Public Service, she was placed with the Department of Immigration, as she spoke German. She left when she married in 1961 as per the policy at that time.
White card menu featuring water colour painting of Cortina d' Ampezzo - Dolomites. The text inside the menu is in Italian. Both lunch and dinner include a soup, a main, fruit and coffee.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.20 cm (Width), 24.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigrant shipping, immigration policies, ship memorabilia, shipping lines, menus
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: menus
Inscriptions: Text: Cortina d'Amprezzo - Dolomites/Sitmar Line.
Manufactured For: Sitmar Line (Societa Italiana Transporti Marittimi S.p.A.), Genova, Italy, 1959
Place & Date Used: ., 10 Feb 1959
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1959


sue bridger Posted on 03 Nov 2013 12:36 AM
have 1959 october 29th menu maybe some one needs
James R. Lewis Posted on 27 Nov 2014 1:26 PM
I have a solid brass ship called the "Fairsky" On a wood plaque Commisioned by sitmar cruise lines. Its very heavy.
eric pitkethley Posted on 16 May 2015 2:30 PM
I travelled to london on the FAIRSKY in 1959 and have fond memories of the trip some where in my papers I have the passanger list.

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