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New Zealand Shipping Company and the Federal Steam Navigation Company material

Date: 1950-1989
Dimensions:
Overall: 90 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from P&OSNCo
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0026

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    Description
    This archive series consists of postcards, pictures, magazine and newspaper clippings, deck plans, a passenger ticket and information sheets relating to vessels of the New Zealand Shipping Company and the Federal Steam Navigation Company. The material refers to MATAURA, RANGITANE, RANGITATA, RANGITIKI, RANGITOTO, REMUERA, RUAHINE, TURAKINA and the CAMBRIDGE wreck.

    In 1916 the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company acquired the New Zealand Shipping Company and its subsidiary the Federal Steam Navigation Company; however the New Zealand Shipping Company maintained a separate identity.
    SignificanceIn 1987, on its 150th anniversary, P&O donated a large collection of archival documents, pamphlets and photographs, originally housed in their Sydney office, to the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    P&O ships have been coming to Australia since 1852. The collection spans a period of more than a century, and ranges from early passenger lists to latter-day posters; from annual reports to menu covers. Information booklets intended to promote the superior functioning of P&O vessels include instructions to commanders, guides to career opportunities and such gems as 'Asian Crew: an officer's guide'.

    No less valuable than the 'official' material is the vast amount of ephemera, which for many researchers evokes the special quality of tourism. To the credit of the company, it preserved items such as brochures, flyers, press releases, publicity images, postcards and crossing the line certificates, which are now in the museum's collection. Subsidiary collections of documents relating to companies with which P&O has been associated, including the Orient Line and the British India Steam Navigation Company, provide further perspective and historical context.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: FOLDERS OF INFORMATION RELATING TO VESSELS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COMPANY AND THE FEDERAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, INCLUDEDING POSTCARDS, PICTURES FROM MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DECK PLANS ETC

    Web title: New Zealand Shipping Company and the Federal Steam Navigation Company material

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