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Brochure - 'Galilei, Marconi', Lloyd Triestino Line, 1967 Document 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 23.2 cm (Height), 11.8 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Folded once.

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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"

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


sam russo Posted on 25 Dec 2010 8:48 PM
I was on the marconi in 1966sailing to Italy and return to Australia and then again in 1970 to Italy and return to australia in 1973.mY Thoughts are always on the Marconi a buetiful ship
Silvia Tomarchio Posted on 18 Jan 2011 12:46 AM
I was born on this ship the 30th September 1967 while my parents were migrating to Australia from Italy
Adele Croce Posted on 27 Jul 2011 5:51 AM
I believe I was on this ship in 1967.
My family and I were sailing to Italy from Melbourne, Australia. It was my best childhood memory. I was 10 years old and became good friends with a boy, who's name was Tony. We did not get a chance to say goodbye to each other and I often wonder what ever became of him.
Silvia Tomarchio Posted on 06 Aug 2011 5:21 PM
Hi Adele, it's sounds like a wonderful memory, I'm sure you would be able to find him on Facebook, but I suppose at 10 who asks for surnames???? lol
Silvia Tomarchio Posted on 06 Aug 2011 5:23 PM
Hi Sam, sounds great, I went to Tassie last year, I guess only a taster as I don't remember when I was born, hope your life is wonderful, you too Adele
Matthew Goodwin Posted on 19 Jan 2012 2:33 PM
As a young boy I was fortunate to travel a few times on both the Marconi and Galileo , to Europe and home to Australia . The trip was about five and a half weeks . In those days due to my Fathers work , my Mother would travel with my sister and I on these ships to meet my Father in Europe .we were very spoilt and travelled first class , and I remember many adventures on board , and fun .
I guess they were the days of true travel , unhurried , luxurious ..
wayne cameron Posted on 05 Feb 2012 12:09 PM
Sailed from Sydnet to naples on board Galileo
1966 as a single young man going to the uk.
Great memories of many top ports of call on a
great ship.
Laurence Corélo Posted on 17 Aug 2012 10:09 PM
J'ai navigué sur le Marconi, avec mes parents et mon frère. Départ de Gênes en juillet 1969.
Nous avions émigré , la première fois que j'ai posé le pied en Australie à Fremantle. Que de bons souvenirs sur ce merveilleux paquebot.
Chris Posted on 09 Dec 2012 5:03 PM
I traved on the Marconi with my parents and my brother from Genova Italy to Sydney Australia in August 1974, I was 9 years old, and have beautiful memories of the ship and the voyage. I think it was the best time of my life, I had a feeling of total freedom, the natural ocean air was so clean, I remember the pools on board and lounge areas our cabin and the cinema with the green coloured chairs they were so comfortable, Also how clean everything was. Ports we stopped at were Canary Island's, Cape Town, Fremantel, Melbourne and Sydney. I was greatly saddened to learn that the ship was scraped, after all the voyages and all the people that travelled on this great ship. Memories of the Marconi and the places we stopped at will stay with me forever. If anyone traveled around the same time and would like to email me I would be happy to share memories or photos would be nice.
Helena Posted on 29 Dec 2012 8:43 PM
I travelled on the Marconi with my parents as a 3 year old on our way to a new life in Australia. We left from Genova in March 1965 and left the ship in Fremantle. Even at that young age I have many memories of the trip and these stories are now part of the fabric of our life. I still have the little bag Dad bought for me from the dockside vendor in Alexandria. It turned out mum's "seasicknes" was cured with the birth of my baby brother in late 1965.
Elaine Posted on 29 Jan 2013 9:35 AM
In January 1974 our family returned to South Africa from New Zealand on The Marconi. Although I think we had to fly to Sydney to board her. Shortly after that due to the oil crisis there were no more sailings in that direction.
ivica knezevic Posted on 16 Feb 2013 10:50 PM
In Aug/September 1967 I was 8 years old when I sailed on the Marconi with my mother and two sisters to Australia from Genoa. The memories are priceless and unforgettable. 28 days sailing across the world was magic, the ship was the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen and to this day I am captivated by Sydney Harbour as it brings back incredible and beautiful memories when we sailed into the Harbour on the amazing Marconi. If you were a child on that sail please send me an email
Patricia Miller Posted on 24 Mar 2013 2:07 PM
My family traveled on the Marconi from Genoa to Sydney, arriving March 1971. Our journey began in Montevideo, Uruguay, on the Augustus, which sailed up the east coast of South America en route to Genoa. From Genoa we sailed down the west coast of Africa, as the Suez Canal had not yet opened. An exiting trip for an 8 yo & her sister & brother, a nervous one for my parents.
John Rucinski Posted on 03 Apr 2013 11:06 PM
Thank you for igniting the memories.... Our family sailed from Genoa in October 1967, arriving in Melbourne on a sunny Saturday morning on the 25th November 1967. We were migrating to Australia from Poland to join our family in Melbourne. As a 10 year old, I remember the 4 weeks on Marconi as a most exciting and liberating experience....fun, discovery and sailing into the unknown!!! Melbourne has been home ever since, but the Marconi experience remains as a major input to our transition into a new life in Australia.

I would love to exchange experiences with other travelers on Marconi, particularly during October/November 1967.

Best Regards, John.
carin Weis Posted on 14 Apr 2013 3:04 AM
My father named Franco Maddi emigrated with the Marconi 1968. Is there anybody who knows him.
Jason Posted on 07 Jul 2013 10:44 AM
Hey all. I have a suitcase that seems to have travelled the Marconi on the 21st May, 1973. I can't really make out the name but I can read - "V.P Kovacs" or something like that?? I would really like to track down the original owner as I bought this from an antiques shop and would like to know more about the suitcase! Thanks
Leon Poladian Posted on 08 Sep 2013 4:40 PM
I was 2 and a half when my parents and I immigrated to Australia aboard the Marconi in early 1967. I don't remember much but have seen the photos. We stopped in Perth and then Melbourne. We stayed at the Bonegila migrant hostel for a week and then moved to Sydney.
Daniel Posted on 17 Sep 2013 7:19 PM
My family traveled on the Marconi in the 1970's. Dad, mum, and three siblings. So many memories. Diving for spoons in the pool, pirate dress up competition, special biscuits on Thursdays, quoits on the deck, watching a really scary movie in the theatre (the name of the movie escapes me at the moment) the difference in the first class and tourist class play rooms for kids, and lots more. It's great seeing pictures of the ship, and like many of us, obviously saddened by it being scrapped in 2001.
Rita Bianca Posted on 18 Nov 2013 8:38 PM
How wonderful to read these stories. In1964 my parents and I when I was 8 to went Messina Italy,to meet our relatives we stayed 6 months
on holiday and travelled on the Galileo both ways. Like everyone else it was one of my fondest memories the freedom the fun the food the places we saw it was fantastic. Seems everyone that sailed in these ships had a great and memorable time, very sad to hear it sank. Ah the memories.
Spiros Posted on 14 Mar 2014 1:28 PM
1969 I travelled on the Marconi from Piraeus Greece to Freemantle Australia. Lots of nationalities, mostly migrants travelling to Australia. Great trip, great memories.
Stoped in Malaga, Las Palmes, Durban and Port Lwis.
Mario Sacco Posted on 02 Apr 2014 12:33 PM
My family and I were having a discussion on the exact dates we left Messina and arrived in Melbourne, but we all come up with different dates. Can anyone help out with the true dates. We left late 1965 and arrived early 1966. Most appreciated, if you can help.
David Johnson Posted on 05 Apr 2014 12:33 AM
Our family sailed on the G Galilei from Australia back to Genova. I was probably in October of 1965. I don't know which ship we sailed out on but I had my 5th birthday (29th April 1965)on board going to Australia and I got a little metal toy probably form Singapore. I also remember seeing Mt Etna, the Suez Canal, Singapore and Bombay. I remember always getting lost, even on children's fancy dress parade when we crossed the Equator. We ate Italian every day and had a special Red Drink. It was a fantastic adventure for a 5 year old, but I learnt the lesson that society is divided I was in Tourist Class
Dawn McGregor Posted on 28 May 2014 1:03 AM
My friend and I were on the Marconi Jan 1974 travelling tourist class to Naples to begin our OE experience. It was the time of the first major oil crisis; we had to fly to Sydney, several ports were omitted from the original itinerary and stabilizers were used minimally, resulting in a very dramatic entrance to the Mediterranean. Many fond memories including yoga at sunrise thanks to an instructor, a fellow passenger from Durban.
Susan Omcikus Posted on 04 Jun 2014 4:25 PM
Iwas 8 years old January 1970 travelling tourist class from Melbourne to Genova never forget the best spagetti I ever had.
Kosta Comino Posted on 05 Aug 2014 1:20 AM
I was 15 years of age. My family and I sailed from Sydney in 1974. February I think, on the Galileo to Greece. Took us 35 days, sailing up the west coast of Africa. The trip of a lifetime. Tourist class, c deck cabin 229.
Kosta Comino Posted on 05 Aug 2014 1:31 AM
Ate pizza for the very first time on the ship. Made lots of friends during those days at sea. Hopefully someone who sailed on that same trip reads this and responds. Never will forget reaching Capetown early one morning and seeing the mountains rising behind the city. Still have memorabilia from the trip like the certificate for crossing the equator. Fabulous.
Nina Posted on 05 Aug 2014 5:22 AM
I was on the Galileo out of Sydney to Naples - also tourist class in 1968.

So many memories associated with that trip. This was the first ship out of Australia since the Pappadopoulos Regime took over and sanctioned incoming nationals; so we were full of Greeks going home. I remember I was travelling with my fiancé who was Greek and, with other Greeks, we put on a Greek dancing floorshow which was very well received. Also, we hit a whale coming out of Durban and the Captain was taken ashore as it damaged the bridge and injured him. That ship had some of the best food I have eaten in my life - particularly the Italian Fontina cheese which I haven't been able to find anywhere. I now live in the USA. I have some menus and newsletters from the trip.

From reading posts in this thread, I understand that the Galileo sunk. Is that true? What a blow - it was a super ship.
Kosta Comino Posted on 05 Aug 2014 9:13 AM
That's true Nina. It is sad. I have fond memories of that ship and the trip me and my family took. I still wonder what happened to all the people I met on the ship. I can still remember the movies I saw on the ship. The ports of call....Capetown, Canary Islands, Malaga and Malta. I still have papers with photos and daily activities and small pieces of world news. Even a deck of Lloyd Triestino playing cards.
Richard Posted on 16 Aug 2014 6:39 PM
Could someone please help me! I`m in desperate need of trying to obtain the Ship`s actual employee list for the November 1967 voyage to Fremantle/Melbourne. Has anyone ever obtained or tried to obtain it? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Aug 2014 2:13 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Richard

Through a link – cruisecritic.com/showthread - you will see many comments by people who travelled on that voyage. This is not helpful as far as an employees’ list is concerned but they do mention that the Captain of the ship is now deceased and the official ship’s records missing or destroyed.

However, on checking the history of the Lloyd-Triestino Line we found that, after 1998, all the ships were transferred to the ‘Evergreen Group,’ listed under Italia Marittima S.P.A. There are many email addresses under that heading and I have sent an enquiry for you to one which is concerned with ‘Seamen recruitment’ to see if any records came with the Lloyd-Triestino Line and, if so, have been archived.
You may wish to try other email addresses listed. The link is www.italiamarittima.it
A Claudio Belvede, who travelled on the ship in 1966, took a number of photographs of the ship so he could possibly be another lead for you.
1. vmf-guglielmomarconi.blogspot.com/.../marconi-galileo-claudio-belved...
If there is a reply to the email I have sent it will be forwarded to you.
Richard Posted on 25 Aug 2014 9:03 AM
Thank you so very much for all of this. It is due to a very long story for my family history, well for me mostly, i do so appreciate all of the trouble and help you have gone to. Many thanks!
Rosemary Seganfreddo Posted on 21 Oct 2014 7:01 PM
I travelled on marconi from Melbourne to Genoa back in 1967 with my family . Does anybody remember when it travelled ? was it November maybe ? I remember we got to italy and was cold and snowy and we had never seen the snow before..........
Avola Posted on 16 Nov 2014 11:56 PM
1967 my family and me Shipped with the Marconi from Genua to Melbourne Australia, on the 16.11.1967 we celebrate my sister`s 5 th Birthday on Bord, i remeber that we hold in Las Palmas, Palma de Malorca, Randburg, Johannesburg and then Australia,
We were for abouth 6 Month on Board, it was a very long time for a child on this ship,
and i remeber that a fallt sik on bord for a long long time,
If the Museum has still some Notice from the Doctor that was on Board, you can do me please te favor and send me a copie from the Familie Maria and Giuseppe Avola.thank you
Gmach Posted on 02 Jan 2015 9:37 AM
I arrived in Fremantle on the Marconi from Cape Town in Sept. 1973 and would like to know if anyone knows how I can get the voyage number. Thanks
Ian Were Posted on 18 Jan 2015 11:10 AM
In early 1973 I sailed on the SS Galileo Galilei from Adelaide to Genoa, stopping at Fremantle, Cape Town, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Genoa. My memory is it took 29 days travelling at an average of 19 knots. Wonderful memories. www.art-random.com
Margaret grech Posted on 09 Mar 2015 1:22 AM
We left Malta on the 13 November 1972 on the Marconi ,all my siblings came with my mother to Sydney. I'm looking to see if anybody know where I can get the photos that the crew use to take of us we had such a good time please let me know thank you .
Marina McAlpine (nee Brogi) Posted on 24 Mar 2015 11:33 AM
I migrated on the beautiful ship Marconi from Italy to Melbourne Australia in 1972, with my parents and younger sister.
I was only 15 and I was so afraid of what was ahead of us.
New country, new life and no family or friends to lean on. Everybody was left behind.
It was a beautiful trip that I will never forget which helped to relieve the hard times that were awaiting for us.
I now love Australia and I consider it my country. I have never regretted coming here and I will always be thankful that it had welcomed us back then to be part of its population. Thank you Australia.
Veronica Bond Posted on 21 May 2015 2:18 PM
I travelled from Australia to Italy in 1970 or 1971 with my parents and brother, not sure if we left from Melbourne or Perth, are there any ship passenger records stored anywhere?
peter kidman Posted on 27 May 2015 10:14 AM
I was on the Galileo on her maiden voyage with another friend John Beaton. I boarded her in Melbourne and John in Fremantle. WE disembarked in Naples.
lola nelson Posted on 21 Jun 2015 5:37 PM
As a small child, my mother & I emigrated from Yugoslavia, boarding Galileo in Genoa, on it's maiden voyage to Australia. We disembarked to a new life, in Melbourne. The date was April (?) 1963. Twenty years later, I & 4 girlfriends went to Europe, on the sister ship Marconi. The date was April 1974. Am writing a book. Anyone have any postcard's / photo's etc. from either ship? Memories to share? Especially younger children of my age, in 1963. Also, need to know all the other port's we stopped in, via Suez Canal on the way to Australia. Not able to remember any of them, other than the port of Eden ..
Rita Vincenzini obrien Posted on 23 Jun 2015 10:36 PM
We arrived in Melb via the William Marconi in sept 1967 departed from Messina . Mum and 7 children I was the youngest at 9 mths old but my brother tony would have been 10 or 11
J Posted on 20 Jul 2015 10:31 PM
I travelled on the Marconi in October 1966 and am looking for a passenger list
Discovery Centre Posted on 21 Jul 2015 10:03 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi J,
All shipping and immigration records after 1923 are held by the National Archives of Australia. You can look for immigration records at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) by searching their RecordSearch database. Please note that only about 30% of records have been put up online, so if you cannot find them you will need to contact the NAA directly. Be aware that there is a fee involved for this service.

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