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Brochure - 'Galilei, Marconi', Lloyd Triestino Line, 1967 Reg. No: HT 2616
- Brochure issued by Lloyd Triestino Lines, in 1967. It contains advertising material and information for the ships G. Marconi and G. Galilei. 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'.
The G. Galilei and G. Marconi, were launched in 1962-3. They voyaged from Genoa, Italy to Melbourne, and could carry up to 289 first class passengers and 1594 tourist class passengers.
- Stapled double-sided brochure on gloss paper. Black and white and colour photographs of the ship accommodation and facilities, and colour photographs of destinations visited en route. Also black and white plan of the ship illustrated with black and white photographs. Text in English, Italian, French and German.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
|Dimensions:||23.2 cm (Height), 11.8 cm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Folded once.|
|Tagged with:||immigration, shipping, pamphlets, patris, i was on the galilei in 1967 with my mother and my 2 brothers and sister coming to australia to start a new life i remember as a young 8 year old boy and noticed what a beautiful ship it was i hope she is still around, regards the la rocca s, silvia tomarchio, i come to australia 1969 with marconi ship, i was on marconi ship 1969, i was on marconi ship 1969 from australia to italy, i am looking for plans to build a model of the galileo help, i come to australia with galileo galilei in 1966, i was aboard the galileo galilei whr, our family came to australia in 1972 with the galileo galilei, a long time ago., we came to australia on the galileo galilei from naples in february 1972 arrived in melbourne 3 3 72 .........any body else, i recently learnt that i was conceived on a voyage to melbourne in 1963....perhaps its maiden voyage if my maths is correct.|
|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: "GALILEO - MARCONI" "LLOYD TRIESTINO"
Printer: "LA EDITORIALE LIBRARIA TRIESTE"
|Manufactured For:||Lloyd Triestino Lines, Italy, 1967|
|Ship Depicted:||., 1967|
|Ship Depicted:||., 1967|
|User:||Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
Collected by John McKay