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Menu - RMS Sylvania, Cunard Line, Lunch, 17 Jan 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 6496 1

Menu for Lunch on 17 January 1958 on the RMS Sylvania. It was issued by the Cunard Line, and 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'.
Single piece of reinforced paper, printed on both sides. In the top register of the front of the menu is an artistic rendering of a man and woman standing on a look-out overlooking the ocean. The lower register is white with 'Cunard' written in blue in the bottom right corner. Inside, the menu is listed on both faces of the document and a suggested menu is also listed. The rear cover is blank apart from a description of the picture adorning the front cover.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.9 cm (Width), 26.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, shipping, menus, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: menus
Inscriptions: Front cover;

'JOHN. R. TOWNSEND' (artist)


Rear cover;

'CUNARD'S COVE, in the Ovens Natural Park on the coast of Nova Scotia, was first so called in 1861 when, on the discovery of gold in the sand of the cove, William Cunard, son of Sir Samuel, founder of the Cunard Line, took up mining claims there. A miniature gold rush developed following the discovery, and traces of gold are said to be still found in the sand./ B.1096 PRRINTED IN ENGLAND/ E.L.F.7'
Printer: Cunard Lines, London, England, Great Britain, 1958
Place & Date Used: RMS Slyvania, 17 Jan 1958
User: Mr John McKay, 17 Jan 1958

Collected by John McKay

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