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Brochure - 'Travel W Cargo Liners Sailing the Seven Seas', Wilhelmsen Lines, 1968 Document Reg. No: HT 2696 2

Brochure issued by Wilhelmsen Lines, in 1968. It contains about Wilhelmsen Lines cargo liners sailing between The Baltic - Scandinavia - Continental Europe, and 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 illustration of a ship at sea with palm trees and a beach in the foreground, in a wood-grain effect. Back cover has flying birds with the same effect. Inside the brochure are colour photographs and illustrations of the ship and passengers. Stapled inside the back cover is an Addendum on ScanAustral headed paper, notifying of change of company name and routing of the voyage routes, effective from 1st July 1970.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.9 cm (Height), 11.1 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: "Dreyer, Stvgr."
Printer: Wilhelmsen Lines, Oslo, Norway, 1968
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1968

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