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Passenger List - 'List of Passengers', SS Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Line, 29 Sep 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 2630

Stapled and folded 'List of Passengers' for Shaw Savill Line ship S. S. Southern Cross, dated 29 September 1958. It lists passengers embarking at Capetown for Freemantle, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand and Trinidad. Also embarking at Durban for Freemantle, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand and United Kingdom. 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 and stapled, double-sided pamphlet on matt paper. Black text on white background. Text in English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21.6 cm (Height), 12.5 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: folded three times

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Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: accommodation plans
Inscriptions: Cover title: "S.S. 'SOUTHERN CROSS' 29TH SEPTEMBER, 1958" "LIST OF PASSENGERS"

Printer: "W. B. & D. DURBAN"
Issued By: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, Sep 1958
Place & Date Published: England, Great Britain, Sep 1958
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1958

Collected by John McKay


Noelle Nathan Posted on 25 Oct 2011 10:14 AM
Can I download the passenger list for the Shaw Savill Line " Southern Cross" which sailed on 22 January 1959 from Melbourne
Discovery Centre Posted on 31 Oct 2011 1:00 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
The National Archives of Australia (NAA) is the central repository for Australian Commonwealth Government records and holds information on naturalisation, military service and immigration.

The NAA website features online indexes to records in their collection, and can be searched by name, year and/or ship's name . It is important to note that only approximately 25% of the material archived by the NAA is so far featured on the internet.

You can contact them through their Making Australia Home Program to obtain your immigration records and passenger lists if you cannot find your name on their online collection.
Elizabeth O'Neill Posted on 25 Aug 2014 9:56 PM
Where will I find the Southern Cross passenger list for arrival at Southampton in Dec 1969. Myself my parents and brother sailed from New Zealand on it.
Susan Billett Posted on 27 Oct 2014 11:20 PM
Where will I find the Southern Cross passenger list from Wellington New-Zealand to Fremantle 1967. Travelled with my mother and two sisters.
Discovery Centre Posted on 29 Oct 2014 2:53 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Please see the above response with regards to Shipping Records and arrivals into Australia.

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