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Calendar - Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes, 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 6554

Summary:
Brochure issued by Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes, in 1954. 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'. John collected this brochure on a cruise in about 1957.
Description:
Spiral bound calendar printed in green ink. It has off-white cardboard covers, back cover has a flap which folds over the front cover to hold it closed, this flap also has a circular aperture for hanging the calendar. Calendar runs January to December and features images of local landmarks in ports of call.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.4 cm (Height), 20.0 cm (Width), 26.7 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, shipping, travel tourism, ship memorabilia
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: "COMPAGNIE / DES / MESSAGERIES MARITIMES / 12. BOULEVARD DE LA MADELEINE - PARIS (FRANCE)"
Manufactured For: Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes, Paris, France, 1954
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954

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