Brochure envelope for Shaw Savill Line passenger cruise ship Dominion Monarch. 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 M.V. Dominion Monarch was launched in 1937 as a commercial liner with a large cargo capacity, so support the economic viability of her cruises. She was requisitioned by the British government during World War II for use carrying troops. After an extensive refit, she returned to passenger service and made her first commercial voyage in 1948.

Physical Description

Envelope is plain brown and slightly torn around seal. On top left hand corner is the address of Shaw Savill office in London.

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