Folded pamphlet titled 'Travel Shaw Savill', SS Southern Cross' issued by Shaw Savill Lines, circa 1960s. Destinations listed in the pamphlet include Wellington, Auckland, Fiji, Tahiti, Panama, Curacao, Trinidad, Las Palmas, Cape Town and Durban. 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 S.S. Southern Cross was in service from 1955-1972 and made four world voyages each year from Southampton to Australia. Up to 1160 tourist class passengers could be accommodated.

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Folded, double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper. Black and white photographs of places visited en route. Illustrations in colour of passengers dancing and by the pool, map of the world, Big Ben, a liner and a sculpture. Text in English.

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