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Programme - Race Meeting, SS Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Lines, 11 May 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 2631

Summary:
Folded programme for a 'Race Meeting' to be held on the Sports Deck of S. S. Southern Cross, on Saturday 11 May 1957 at 8.15pm. 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.
Description:
Folded, double-sided pamphlet on matt paper. Colour illustration on front cover. Black text on white background. Text in English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19.4 cm (Height), 13.4 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: folded once

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Cover title: "SHAW SAVILL LINE"

Inside title: "S. S. SOUTHERN CROSS 466" "PROGRAMME OF RACE MEETING HELD ON THE SPORTS DECK ON SATURDAY, 11TH MAY, 1957 AT 8.15PM"
Issued By: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, 1957
Place & Date Published: England, Great Britain, 1957
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1957

Collected by John McKay
Place & Date of Event: Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 11 May 1957

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