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Brochure - 'First Saloon', Orient Line, 1937 Reg. No: HT 2661
- Brochure issued by the Orient Line, in 1937. 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 brochure with cover on matt paper, and inside on gloss paper. It contains information for Orient Line ships which travelled to England via Suez. The broachers contains the ships Orama, Orontes, Orion, Orford, Otranto and Oronsay. It shows black and white photographs of the ships, their interiors with passengers and destinations visited en route. The cover is green with colour illustration of company logo.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
|Dimensions:||22.3 cm (Height), 14.4 cm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||folded once|
|Tagged with:||immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, shipping industry, ship memorabilia, pamphlets|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Shipping Lines|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional materials|
|Inscriptions:||Front cover: "ORIENT LINE" "FIRST SALLON"
Inner back page: "ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, LIMITED. INCORPORATED IN ENGLAND." "JUNE 1937"
|Manufactured For:||Orient Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1937|
|User:||Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1937
Collected by John McKay