Brochure - SS Caronia, Cunard Lines, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 6497 1

Brochure issued by the Cunard Lines, circa 1950s. It contains information and advertising for the ship SS Caronia. 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'.
Single sheet, folded (to create 8 faces) colour brochure, printed on both sides. The front cover comprises an artists illustration of the bow of the 'Caronia', set against a cloud filled sky. In the top corner is the 'Caronia' name set in a decorative text box and along the basal edge of the cover is a second text box containing the word 'Cunard Line'. The information inside the brochure includes details of room types, on-board facilities available on the ship and a full deck plan of the ship (covering the entire four interior faces). The information provided is a combination of text and colour graphic illustrations.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21.3 cm (Width), 27.2 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, shipping, travel tourism, ship memorabilia, 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;

'The World-Famous Cruising Lines "Caronia" / CUNARD LINE'

Rear cover;

'The Magnificent "CARONIA" 34,000 tons. This graphic sketch shows the interior of the "Caronia's" immense single funnel. Over 53 feet long and 4 feet high, its weight plus that of the machinery it contains is 125 tons. Inside can be seen some of the smoke uptakes from the six boilers, also fans, and dust collectors to trap the soot from the smoke thus ensuring open decks are kept free of smuts. The series of ladders and platforms gives access to the different levels inside. Notice too, the big diesel launches, capable of ferrying sixty passengers to and from the shore a a speed of ten knots during cruises./ B536/ CUNARD LINE/ PRINTED IN ENGLAND"
Printer: Cunard Lines, England, Great Britain, circa 1950s
Ship Depicted: SS Caronia, circa 1950s
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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