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Menu - SS Kamo Maru, NYK Line, Lunch, 2 Mar 1939 Reg. No: HT 6334
- Lunch Menu for the N.Y.K Line ship SS 'Kamo Maru', on the Japan-Australia Service, for the 2 March 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.
- White cover featuring colour photo of cormorant fishing; opens to lunch menu
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Rhonda von Laue, 2004
|Dimensions:||21.30 cm (Height), 15.20 cm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Text: Visitors to Japan during the months of May to October/have an opportunity to see the cormorant fishing on the Nagara/River, near Gihu./This form of fishing is unique. It is practised by well-/trained native fishermen oon dark nights by means of the glaring/lights at the boat's prow, which attract the fish, after which/cormorants dive. When they appear with their catch the/fisherman draws the birds to the boat-side and causes them to/disgorge their catch.|
|Manufactured For:||NYK Line, Japan, 1939|
|Place & Date Used:||., 2 Mar 1939|
|User:||Hanns-Georg von Laue, 2 Mar 1939
|User:||Marie-Charlotte von Laue, 2 Mar 1939