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MV TJINEGARA Chinese Dinner menu 22 February 1969 printed on a fan - Voyage 48B Dunedin to Burnie

Date: 1969
Height: 30 mm, width: 20 mm
Medium: Silk, paint, wood
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from P & O Australia Limited
Object Name: Menu
Object No: 00050877

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    Silk fan with a black wooden handle featuring menu written in English and Chinese decorated with hand painted flowers on each side. Text reads: 'Chinese Dinner / MV TJINEGARA Saturday 22-2-1969 / Voyage 48B Dunedin-Burnie' The reverse features Asian inspired hand painted buttlerflies with foliage.
    SignificanceSouvenirs from cruises were kept as momentos of what for many people were 'once in a lifetime' voyages. The most common type of souvenir collected by passengers when they travel on a passenger liner or on a cruising holiday is the shipboard menu. Shipboard menus generally feature an illustration, photograph or design reflecting the key attributes of the ship, the ports or countries visited during the journey.
    HistoryThis material forms part of a collection of passenger cruise related ephemera from the various lines associated with what was to become P&O Nedlloyd.

    Royal Interocean Lines (RIL) began trading in 1902 carrying cargo and passengers under the name Java-China-Paketvaart Lijnen (JCPL). In 1947 the Dutch Crown granted the prefix Koninklijke (Royal), making it KJCPL and the name was anglicised as Royal Interocean Lines (RIL). Before World War II it traded to the Far East, but after the war it grew rapidly and traded to South-east Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and Central and South America. It became one of the world's largest and most powerful shipping companies, of which its Australian operations were an important part. In 1975 the shipping line was brought under the Nedlloyd banner.

    P&O Nedlloyd (PONL) was formed in December 1996 by the amalgamation of P&O Containers Ltd and Nedlloyd. Both these companies had long shipping histories going back to the mid-19th century.

    TJINEGARA was built in 1951 as STRAAT MAKASSAR for KJCPL and renamed TJINEGARA in 1956. In 1971 the vessel was sold to Mercury Shipping Co., and renamed MECURY BAY. The liner was scrapped at Gadani Beach in 1979.
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    Web title: MV TJINEGARA Chinese Dinner menu printed on a silk fan

    Assigned title: MV TJINEGARA Chinese Dinner menu 22 February 1969 printed on a fan - Voyage 48B Dunedin to Burnie

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