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Brochure - 'Queen Elizabeth 2', Cunard Line, 1969 Document Reg. No: HT 6572

Summary:
Brochure issued by the Cunard Line, in 1968. It documents life aboard the ship Queen Elizabeth 2. 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:
24 Page brochure, stapled on left hand side. The front cover depicts a colour photographic image of QE2 anchored at sea, with the name of the ship, in white, in the bottom left corner of the page. The back cover also shows a colour photograph of the QEZ at sea but from a different perspective. The information contained inside the brochure includes cruise programme, deck plans, 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: 22.8 cm (Width), 17.7 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;

'QUEEN ELIZABETH 2'
Printer: Garrod & Lofthouse International, London, England, Great Britain, 1969
Manufactured For: Cunard Lines, London, England, Great Britain, 1969
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1969

Collected by John McKay

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