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Menus collected on board the AORANGI

Date: 1931
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis McLoughry
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0493

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    Description
    This archive series consists of menus collected by Miss Elsie Jackson during her voyage on AORANGI in 1931. It includes four breakfast, five lunch and nine dinner menus, one of which is a Christmas dinner menu.
    HistoryMrs Elsie Ashdown (nee Jackson) (1888-1975) undertook two cruises from Sydney to London over the course of 25 years.

    During her first voyage from Sydney to London in 1931, Elsie travelled third class on the Orient liner ORONTES via Cairo and the Suez Canal. After a week-long English tour, Elsie took an overland trip through Europe, followed by a second cruise on ORONTES to Norway and the northern capitals. Elsie returned to Sydney via Canada and the Americas.

    In 1956, travelling under her married name, Elsie undertook a second voyage on the Orient line to London, South Africa, South America and around the coast of Australia to Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania and back to Sydney.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Menus collected on board the AORANGI

    Assigned title: Menus from the RMS AORANGI collected by E M Ashdown (nee Jackson) during her return voyage to Australia, 1931

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