Folded pamphlet for the S.S. Northern Star issued by Shaw Savill Lines circa 1960s. 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'.

The Northern Star was commissioned after the success of Southern Cross, and could carry 11410 tourist class passengers. Her maiden voyage was in 1962, she was the last passenger liner to be operated by Shaw Savill, and in 1975 she was sold to ship breakers after persistent problems with faulty engines.

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Folded, double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper. Black and white photographs and some blue decoration. Text in English.

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