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SS NIEUW HOLLAND Cold Buffet menu in honour of HM Queen Juliana 30 April 1956

Date: 1956
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: 00050876

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    Silk fan with a black wooden handle bearing text listing a cold buffet menu with hand painted flowers on each side and titled: 'In Honour of Her / Majesty Queen Juliana / Cold Buffet' below menu 'SS NIEUW HOLLAND Monday 30th April 1956'. The reverse features a hand painted floral design.

    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 shipping lines and companies 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.

    The passenger liner NIEUW HOLLAND was built in 1928 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij., Amsterdam for Koninklyke Paketvaart Maatschappy (KPM) and transferred to KJCPL in 1948. The vessel was scrapped in Hong Kong in 1959.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS NIEUW HOLLAND Cold Buffet menu in honour of HM Queen Juliana 30 April 1956

    Web title: SS NIEUW HOLLAND cold buffet menu in honour of HM Queen Juliana

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