'Queen Mary II' Dinner Menu for the Orient Line ship SS Orontes on the 23 June 1955. It was collected by Percival Alfred (Pat) Thomas. Pat migrated to Australia in 1955, on the voyage he struck up a friendship with Amy McCloskey, who was returning home from a year's working holiday in England, the pair had dinner together every night on the voyage. Most of the immigrants on the voyage were put in the bottom half of the ship but Pat was on E Deck like Amy because he had paid his own fare. In Melbourne Pat left the ship, to stay with a cousin, and Amy returned home to Sydney, they corresponded and Pat visited Amy in Sydney. They were married in 1958 and lived in Noble Park. They had two children and often returned to England by ship for holidays.

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Menu from the Queens of England series. Cover has Watercolour drawing of a Queen drawn by Dorrit Dekk. Back cover has details on the life of Queen Mary II printed in black and red. Inside is a dinner menu printed in black.

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