Book issued by Matson Lines, circa 1930s. It contains advertising and information about crusies from Australia - New Zealand to California, on the ships SS Mariposa and SS Monterey. 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'.

Physical Description

Folded, double-sided pamphlet on matt paper. The front cover features a coloured illustration of two Matson Lines cruise ships passing beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Inside, the document contains text passages, colour photographic images of the ship, its facilities and ports of call, and a map showing the route travelled.

More Information