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Souvenir fan from SS TJIBADAK

Date: 1 June 1954
Overall: 300 x 202 x 10 mm
Medium: Wood, fabric
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Chris Athey
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Fan
Object No: 00046250

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    This fan was kept as a souvenir of the Athey family's return voyage from Singapore to Australia in 1954. The family travelled on SS TJIBADAK and the farewell dinner menu from the ship is listed on the front of the fan. The Athey family resided in Singapore for approximately six months.
    SignificanceThis fan menu helps to provide a comprehensive snapshot of one family's adventures abroad and in particular to Asia. Ocean travel in this time broadened cultural horizons.
    HistoryThis collection relates to the Athey family's outward bound voyage from Australia to Singapore in 1953 on SS NIEW HOLLAND and return voyage from Singapore to Sydney on SS TJIBADAK in 1954. The family resided in Singapore for approximately six months while Noel Athey worked there.

    SS TJIBADAK, a 7,906 tonne ocean liner, was built in 1929 by C van der Giessen & Zonen for the Java-China-Japan Lijn (JCJL). All JCJL vessels were named with the Javanese 'Tji' prefix. In 1947 JCJL merged with Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM) to form Royal Interocean Lines. TJIBADAK was scrapped at Hong Kong in 1959.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Souvenir fan from SS TJIBADAK

    Assigned title: Souvenir fan with farewell menu from Athey's trip onboard SS TJIBADAK

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