Book issued by Adriatica Venezia, 1964. It is a travel information book for passengers travelling on the ships MS Messapia and MS Enotria. 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'.

Physical Description

16 page, staple-bound booklet, folded in half once. Printed on white paper in Italian, French, English and German languages. The front cover features a blue background with a central image of a domed church with three palm trees. It has white and black text. A central page folds open to list fares and taxes.

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