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Travel information for a voyage from Sydney to London

Date: 1929-1931
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis McLoughry
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0481

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    This archive series consists of travel information collected by Miss Elsie Jackson in preparation for her voyage from Sydney to London on the Orient Line ship ORONTES in 1931. It includes booklets, brochures, handbooks, maps and pamphlets relating to the travel services of the Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line, Orient Line, White Star Line and the Canadian-Australasian Royal Mail Line.
    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: Travel information for a voyage from Sydney to London

    Assigned title: Travel brochures and additional information compiled by Elsie Ashdown (nee Jackson) prior to her 1931 trip

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