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Sailing Schedule - SS Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Line, circa 1955 Document Reg. No: HT 2622

Folded pamphlet giving sailing schedule for the S.S. Southern Cross, issued by Shaw Savill Lines circa 1955. The scheduled lists dates of sailing for routes from Sydney to Southampton from 1955-1956. 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 Southern Cross was in service from 1955-1972 and made four world voyages each year from Southampton to Australia. It could accommodate up to 1160 tourist class passengers.
Folded, double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper. Front cover missing, pamphlet has green border with black text on white background. Text in English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15.3 cm (Height), 9.2 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: folded twice.

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: voyage schedules
Inscriptions: Inside of schedule: "SOUTHERN CROSS SAILINGS . 1955-56"
Issued By: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, circa 1955
Place & Date Published: England, Great Britain, circa 1955
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

Collected by John McKay

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