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Booklet - 'Perth and Fremantle', Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 8104

Summary:
Book issued by the Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s. It contains local information on Perth and Fremantle, ports of call on one of the routes offered by Shaw Savill. 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'.
Description:
Sixteen page, landscape format brochure with faded cream coloured card cover, stapled in centre. The front cover contains an illustration of the black swan insignia, the title of the brochure and the Shaw Savill name, all in black ink. The information contained inside the document comprises information regarding Western Australia in general and then, more specifically, Perth and Fremantle. There is a single line map of Perth and several topical black and white photographic images of local attractions.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.5 cm (Width), 14.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Ports of Call
Tertiary Classification: guide books
Inscriptions: Front cover;

'WESTERN AUSTRALIA/ PERTH AND FREMANTLE/ SHAW SAVILL LINE'

Back cover;

'SHAW SAVILL LINE Passenger Office: 11A, LOWER REGENT STREET, LONDON, S.W. 1/ Branch Offices: MOUATT STREET, FREEMANTLE, ST. GEORGES TERRACE, PERTH/ Agents: DALGETY & CO. LIMITED Mouatt Street, Fremante/ 15 William Street, Perth'
Author: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, circa 1960s
Place & Date Published: England, Great Britain, circa 1960s
User: Mr John McKay, Australia, circa 1960s

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