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Pamphlet - 'Sitmar the Fun Way to Europe & UK', Sitmar Lines, circa 1969 Document Reg. No: HT 2607

Summary:
Folded pamphlet titled 'Sitmar the Fun Way to Europe & UK' issued by Sitmar Lines, circa 1969. It advertises pleasure cruises via Suez or Panama on the ships Fairsea, Fairsky, Castel Felice and Fairstar. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John McKay. John began collecting shipping brochures as a boy through an interest in travel and later used some of the material in his professional capacity as a Geography and Social Studies teacher. He finally made a voyage himself in 1957-1958, to England to attend a scouting jamboree, although he ended up staying for 18 months. He remembers lots of Australians going over at that time, and references to Earls Court as 'Kangaroo Alley'.
Description:
Folded, single sheet, double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper. Colour illustrations and photographs. Text in English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 23.4 cm (Height), 9.6 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Folded two times.

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Tagged with: shipping lines, shipping, travel, shipping industry, pamphlets, 1959, 1958
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Cover title: "SITMAR THE FUN WAY TO EUROPE AND THE UK"
Manufactured For: Sitmar Line (Societa Italiana Transporti Marittimi S.p.A.), Genova, Italy, circa 1969
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1969

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