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Reproduced by kind permission of P&O Heritage

SITMAR Cruises ice tongs

Date: 1970 - 1988
Overall: 160 x 60 mm
Medium: Stainless steel
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from P&OSNCo
Object Name: Tongs
Object No: 00050816
Place Manufactured:Italia

User Terms

    These ice tongs are part of a collection of stainless steel tableware made for Sitmar Cruises.
    SignificanceThe ice tongs relate to the SITMAR Line and FAIRSTAR, which carried thousands of post-war assisted British migrants to Australia until 1970.
    HistoryIn 1970 Sitmar Line lost their Australian Government contract to bring out migrants to Australia. They consequently turned to Cruising to make money, changing their name in the process to Sitmar Cruises. In 1988 they were bought out by P&O Line, becoming P&O Sitmar Cruises until becoming P&O Holidays in 1991.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SITMAR Cruises ice tongs

    Web title: SITMAR Line ice tongs

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