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Brochure - 'The P&O Group of Companies', P&O Line, 1968 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
|Dimensions:||29.8 cm (Height), 20.9 cm (Width)|
|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