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Booklet - 'Curacao', Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 8106

Summary:
Book issued by the Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s. It contains local information on Curacoa, a port 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 the title of the brochure, a decorative title border and stripe and the Shaw Savill name, all in black ink. The information contained inside the document comprises information regarding the 'Netherlands' West Indies in general and then, more specifically, Curacao. There is a single line map of Curacao 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;

'CURACAO/ NETHERLANDS ANTILLES/ SHAW SAVILL LINE'

Back cover;

'SHAW SAVILL LINE/ SHAW SAVILL & ALBION CO. LIMITED/ Passenger Office: 11A, LOWER REGENT STREET, LONDON, S.W. 1/ CURACAO AGENTS S.E.L. MADURO & SONS, INC.'
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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