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

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'.
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;

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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