Illustrated ship's menu from the SS Jervis Bay during a voyage from Australia to Britain in May-June 1938. It is the 'Dinner d'Adieu' menu for Monday 13 June 1938. It was kept as a souvenir by Daisy Poole who was 12 years old at the time of her voyage to the UK from Australia on the SS Jervis Bay.

The cover artwork for the menu is by Ernest Longmate, a leading commercial artist of the period who illustrated other Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line publications.

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Illustrated four page menu card with colour illustration of a woman in a red fancy-dress devil costume behind a blue feather fan.


Daisy Poole's souvenir menu has dual significance as a personal record of the migration experience of one family and as a rare surviving relic of the SS Jervis Bay, the most famous of the five 'Bay' ships built for the Commonwealth Shipping Line.

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