Brochure issued by the Cunard Lines, circa 1950s. It contains information and advertising about various Cunard Line ships. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John McKay. John began collecting shipping brochures as a boy through an interest in travel and later used some of the material in his professional capacity as a Geography and Social Studies teacher. He finally made a voyage himself in 1957-1958, to England to attend a scouting jamboree, although he ended up staying for 18 months. He remembers lots of Australians going over at that time, and references to Earls Court as 'Kangaroo Alley'.

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18 page, colour brochure, stapled on left hand side. The front cover is printed in black, green, yellow, white and gold and comprises an abstact design that incorporates the New York skyline, London sky line, a map of the United States and Canada, map of Great Britain and Europe and four liners belonging to the Cunard fleet, all set against a backdrop of gold coloured cumulous clouds. The information contained inside the brochure includes fleet information, menus, details of room types and other facilities available on the ship. The information provided is a combination of text and colour photographic images.

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