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Brochure - 'The P&O Group of Companies', P&O Line, 1968 Document Reg. No: HT 2690

Brochure issued by P&O Line, in 1968. It contains information about the company and its history. 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 on matt paper. The front cover has blue, black and white illustration of a compass. The brochure has black and white photographs of some of the ships operated by the P & O group, illustrated colour maps of the world showing the routes operated on voyages. The inside of front and back covers, have an A3 blue and black illustration of P & O's first ship, the wooden paddle steamer 'William Fawcett'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 29.8 cm (Height), 20.9 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: stapled

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Front cover: "P & O" " the P & O group of companies

Printer: "W. S. Cowell Ltd, at the Butter Market, Ipswich."
Manufactured For: P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1968
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1968

Collected by John McKay

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