Pamphlet - 'Travel Shaw Savill, SS Southern Cross,', Shaw Savill Lines, circa 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 2635

Folded pamphlet titled 'Travel Shaw Savill', SS Southern Cross' issued by Shaw Savill Lines, circa 1960s. Destinations listed in the pamphlet include Wellington, Auckland, Fiji, Tahiti, Panama, Curacao, Trinidad, Las Palmas, Cape Town and Durban. 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 S.S. Southern Cross was in service from 1955-1972 and made four world voyages each year from Southampton to Australia. Up to 1160 tourist class passengers could be accommodated.
Folded, double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper. Black and white photographs of places visited en route. Illustrations in colour of passengers dancing and by the pool, map of the world, Big Ben, a liner and a sculpture. Text in English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9 cm (Height), 22 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: folded three times

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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: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Cover title: (upside down) "TRAVEL SHAW SAVILL" "S.S. SOUTHERN CROSS"
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

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