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Australian omnibus, ferry and train timetables

Date: 1917 - 1942
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis McLoughry
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0498

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    Description
    This archive series consists of Australian omnibus, ferry and train timetables collected by Elsie Ashdown (nee Jackson). It includes an Omnibus timetable for a route from Palm Beach to Wynyard, a Manly Beach ferry timetable, Parramatta River ferry timetable, Bald Rock and Mort's Dock ferry timetable, and Manly Beach to Dee Why and Curl Curl timetables.
    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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