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Menu - SS Kamo Maru, NYK Line, Dinner, 26 Feb 1939 Document Reg. No: HT 6319

Dinner Menu for the N.Y.K Line ship SS 'Kamo Maru', on the Japan-Australia Service, for the 26 February 1939. It was collected by Hanns-Georg von Laue and his sister Marie-Charlotte during their voyage from England to Australia as migrants in 1939. The children of a German father and Jewish mother, both eventually left Europe for England after facing persecution. They obtained passage to Australia as refugees with the assistance of the Quakers in England. They departed on the Japanese ship SS 'Husimi Maru' in January 1939; then changed to the SS 'Kamo Maru' for the Australian leg.

Hanns-Georg first settled in South Australia, working on a sheep station. When war broke out he tried to join the Australian Army but was classified an enemy alien and remained under surveillance throughout the War. After the war he continued to work on remote stations, then moved to his own fruit block in Renmark where he married and raised a family. In the early 1950s, they moved to Melbourne where he established a bookbinding business. Marie-Charlotte sister remained in Adelaide, first as a nanny and then a dental nurse and would later marry a German refugee.
Cover features picture of traditional Japanese woman in profile; menu bound with silver string and opens to menu including translation in Japanese
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rhonda von Laue, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 183 mm (Height), 137 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, immigration, jewish communities, jewish immigration, immigrant voyages, immigrant shipping, shipboard travel, refugees, menus, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: menus
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: SOUVENIR/PASSENGER LIST.
Manufactured For: NYK Line, Japan, 1939
Place & Date Used: ., 26 Feb 1939
User: Hanns-Georg von Laue, 26 Feb 1939

Collected By
User: Marie-Charlotte von Laue, 26 Feb 1939

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