Brochure issued by the Orient Line, in 1939. It contains information on various Orient Line ships. 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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Folded double-sided pamphlet on gloss paper. It contains information on the ships Orcades, Orion, Orontes, Orford, Otranto, Oronsay and Orama. Shown are black and white photographs of the ships, their interiors with passengers and destinations visited en route. The cover is blue and white checked, with red and gold company crest, with company name in gold.

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