Book issued by the Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s. It contains local information on Tahiti, 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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Twelve page, landscape format brochure with faded taupe card cover, stapled in centre. The front cover contains the title of the brochure and the Shaw Savill name, both in black ink. The information contained inside the document comprises information regarding Tahiti in general and the capital, Papeete. There are two line maps of the island and town (respectively) and several topical black and white photographic images.

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