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Royal Interocean Lines cufflink

Date: c 1950
Overall: 30 x 70 x 50 mm
Medium: Metal, plastic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from P & O Australia Limited
Object Name: Cufflink
Object No: 00050865
Related Place:Hong Kong,

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    SignificanceThe collection of P&O Nedlloyd material is a diverse range of souvenirs and ephemera promoting passenger cruise travel to Indonesia in the 1930s and 1950s to 1970s.
    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.

    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. 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 andmost powerful shipping companies, of which its Australian operations were an important part.

    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.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Pair of cuff links in box

    Assigned title: Royal Interocean Lines cufflink

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