Book issued by the Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s. It contains local information on Las Palmas, a port of call on one of the routes offered by Shaw Savill. 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'.

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Eight page, landscape format brochure with yellow card cover, stapled in centre. The front cover contains on an illustraion of a flag, the title of the brochure and the Shaw Savill name, all in black ink.The information contained inside the document comprises information regarding the Canary Islands in general and then, more specifically, Las Palmas. There is a line map of the town and two black and white photographic images of local attractions.

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