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Reproduced by kind permission of P&O Heritage

FAIRSTAR glass ashtray

Date: 1970 - 1988
Overall: 30 x 120 mm
Medium: Glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from P&OSNCo
Object Name: Ashtray
Object No: 00050812
Place Manufactured:Italia

User Terms

    This glass ashtray is part of a collection of tableware made for Sitmar Cruises.
    SignificanceThe ashtray relates 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

    Web title: FAIRSTAR glass ashtray

    Assigned title: FAIRSTAR glass ashtray

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