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Brochure - 'P&O's Wonderful World At Sea', P&O Line, 1971 Document Reg. No: HT 2691

Brochure issued by P&O Line, in 1971. It contains information about the ships available for voyages of cruises, suggested clothes to take, and details of the services available on-board the 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 on matt paper. The front cover has colour photograph of the deck of a boat with passengers. Inside the brochure are colour photographs of the ships, crew and passengers. There is also a colour illustrated 'typical' deck plan of a ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 29.8 cm (Height), 21 cm (Width)

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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's wonderful world at sea" "Everything you want to know and need to know about life on a P & O liner"

Printer: "BKT Printers Ltd."
Manufactured For: P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, 1971
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971

Collected by John McKay

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