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Brochure - 'Travel by Our Cargo Liners Sailing the Seven Seas', Wilhelmsen Lines, circa 1960 Document Reg. No: HT 2695

Brochure issued by Wilhelmsen Lines, circa 1960. It contains about Wilhelmsen Lines cargo liners sailing to USA, Cuba and Mexico, Africa and Australia, New Zealand, Malaya, Indonesia and the Far East, India, Ceylon and Burma, Persian Gulf and Pakistan. 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'. John collected this brochure on a cruise in about 1957.
Folded double-sided brochure on matt paper. The front cover has colour illustration of holiday makers with a boat on a tropical beach, with cargo liner at sea in the background. The back cover has colour illustrated map of the world showing routes taken on voyages. Inside brochure there are black and white photographs of interior facilities of ships and colour illustrations, and detailed information of voyages and destinations en route.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.8 cm (Height), 10.9 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, shipping, travel tourism, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)

Printer: "Oscar Andersens Boktrykkeri, Oslo"
Printer: Wilhelmsen Lines, Oslo, Norway, circa 1960
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

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