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Menu - SS Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Line, Gala Dinner, 13 May 1957 Reg. No: HT 2649
- Menu for Gala Dinner on 13 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 pamphlet on matt paper. Colour and black and white illustrations, and black text. Text in English.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
|Dimensions:||22.8 cm (Height), 15 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:||Front cover: "SHAW SAVILL LINE"
Inner left hand cover: " S.S. SOUTHERN CROSS CAPTAIN SIR DAVID AITCHISON, K.C.V.O." "MONDAY, 13TH MAY, 1957"
Inner right hand cover: "GALA DINNER"
|Printer:||Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, 1957|
|Place & Date Used:||Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 13 May 1957|
|User:||Mr John McKay, Victoria, Australia, 13 May 1957|