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Ephemera collected during a voyage to London on board ORTANTO

Date: 1956
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis McLoughry
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0497

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    Description
    This archive series consists of ephemera collected by Elsie Ashdown (nee Jackson) during her 1956 voyage to London, South Africa, South America and Australia. It includes 10 OTRANTO menus, port information booklets for Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town and Las Palmas, passenger lists, postcards and other material.
    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.
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    Web title: Ephemera collected during a voyage to London on board ORTANTO

    Primary title: MATERIAL RELATING TO SECOND OVERSEAS TRIP UNDERTAKEN BY ELSIE ASHDOWN (NEE JACKSON), INCLUDES MENUS, PASSENGER LISTS, PORT OF CALL INFORMATION ETC

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