Brochure - 'Travel in a Big Way', Cunard Line, circa 1960s-1970s Document Reg. No: HT 6495 1

Brochure issued by the Cunard Line, circa 1960s-1970s. It details the facilities offered on Cunard Line ships. 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'.
18 page, colour brochure, stapled on left hand side. The front cover comprises an illustration of two liners passing each other (opposite directions) on the open sea and the title of the brochure in the bottom right hand register. The information contained inside the brochure includes fleet information, menus, deck plan overview, details of room types and other facilities available on the ship. The information provided is a combination of text, artistic illustrations and colour photographic images.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 28.9 cm (Width), 22.4 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Front cover;

'Travel in a BIG way Cunard'
Manufactured For: Cunard Lines, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1960s-1970s
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1970s

Collected by John McKay

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