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Pamphlet - MV Arawa, MV Aranda & MV Akaroa, Shaw Savill Line, circa 1970 Document Reg. No: HT 2618

Pamphlet for the one-class tourist ships M.V. Akaroa, M.V. Arawa and M.V. Aranda, circa 1970. The pamphlet includes colour photographs of one of the vessels and its interiors, and of locations visited en route including Sydney, Cape Town, London, Tahiti, Queenstown and Poto Del Garda. 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 M.V. Akaroa, M.V. Arawa and M.V. Aranda were operated by Shaw Savill Line 1969-1971, and voyaged between Britain and Australia via New Zealand.
Folded, double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper.Photographs in colour and colour illustrations, including places visited on map of the world. Text is in English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.9 cm (Height), 9.2 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: folded 4 times

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets, airlines
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: "SHAW SAVILL LINER" "m.v. ARAWA m.v. ARANDA m.v. AKAROA"
Issued By: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, circa 1970
Place & Date Published: England, Great Britain, circa 1970
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970

Collected by John McKay


joe ninty Posted on 27 Jan 2012 10:43 AM
Akaroa 1970 NZ to Kg5 Karen, Red,Ozzie are you out there?
joe ninty Posted on 29 Apr 2012 3:38 PM
Have been contacted by red and ozzie. Where are you Karen?

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