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Programme - SS Southern Cross, Shaw Savill Line, Concert, 11 Oct 1958 Reg. No: HT 2651
- Folded double-sided pamphlet showing concert programme for 11 October 1958 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'. It was collected by John on his return voyage from 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. Front cover has colour illustration of a ballerina with concert venue details below on a grey background. Concert programme inside is black text on a white background.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
|Dimensions:||19.1 cm (Height), 12.7 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||shipping lines, shipping, travel tourism, ship memorabilia, pamphlets|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Front cover: "CONCERT BY KIND PERMISSION OF CAPTAIN L. H. EDMEADS IN CINEMA LOUNGE" "SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER, 1958. 7PM AND 9PM"
Inner right hand cover: "LANDFALL DINNER"
|Printer:||Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, 1958|
|Place & Date Used:||Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 11 Oct 1958|
|User:||Mr John McKay, Victoria, Australia, 11 Oct 1958|