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Leaflet - Sports & Entertainments, SS Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Line, Sep 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 2641

Single sided leaflet containing information about on-board sports and entertainments. It was issued by Shaw Savill Lines on the SS Southern Cross in September 1958. 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'. This menu was collected by John on his voyage to England.

The S. S. Southern Cross, was in service from 1955-1972 making four world voyages each year from Southampton to Australia. Up to 1160 tourist class passengers could be accommodated on the ship.
Flat single-sided leaflet on matt paper. Black text on white paper. Text in English
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 32.9 cm (Height), 20.3 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: shipping lines, shipping, travel tourism, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Printer: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, 1958
Place & Date Used: Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, Sep 1958
User: Mr John McKay, Victoria, Australia, Sep 1958

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