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Menu - SS Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Line, Dinner, 16 May 1957 Reg. No: HT 2647 3
- Menu for Dinner on 16 May 1957 on the SS Southern Cross. It was issued by the Shaw Savill Line. 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.
- Folded double-sided pamphlets on matt paper. Black and white illustrations and black text. Text in English.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
|Dimensions:||19.7 cm (Height), 12.7 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||shipping lines, shipping, travel tourism, menus, ship memorabilia, pamphlets|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Shipping Lines|
|Inscriptions:||Cover title: "Heavy machicolated battlements of the gate towers of Raglan Castle" "A huge and impressive fortified mansion, built by the Earl of Pembroke in 1465. Besieged for ten weeks by Fairfax in 1646 during the civil war"
Inner title: "DINNER" "S.S. SOUTHERN CROSS"
|Printer:||Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, 1957|
|Place & Date Used:||Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 16 May 1957|
|User:||Mr John McKay, Victoria, Australia, 16 May 1957|