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Postcard - S.S. Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s Reg. No: HT 2626
- Postcard showing a colour photograph of the Shaw Savill Liner S.S. Southern Cross at sea, circa 1960s. 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.
- Flat postcard, with matt colour illustration on front. Area for letter and address on the back, with company and liner details. Text in English.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
|Dimensions:||8.9 cm (Height), 13.9 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, advertising, shipping lines, postcards, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Steam Power|
|Tertiary Classification:||screw steamers - passenger liners|
|Inscriptions:||Front of postcard: " S.S. SOUTHERN CROSS, SHAW SAVILL LINE" "20,204 GROSS TONS. LENGTH 604 FT. SPEED 20 KNOTS"
Printer: "J. SALMON LTD., SEVENOAKS ENG."
|Issued By:||Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, circa 1960s|
|Place & Date Published:||England, Great Britain, circa 1960s|
|User:||Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s
Collected by John McKay