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Brochure - Royal Mail Steamers, Orient Line, 1939 Document Reg. No: HT 2660

Brochure issued by the Orient Line, in 1939. It contains information on various Orient Line ships. 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'.
Folded double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper. It contains information on the ships Orcades, Orion, Orontes, Orford, Otranto, Oronsay and Orama. Shown are black and white photographs of the ships, their interiors with passengers and destinations visited en route. The cover is blue and white checked, with red and gold company crest, with company name in gold.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 22.4 cm (Height), 14.5 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: folded once

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, shipping industry, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Front cover: "ORIENT LINE" "ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS"
Manufactured For: Orient Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1939
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939

Collected by John McKay

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