ProvenanceA menu card produced by the Adelaide Steamship Company for passengers on the MV ‘Manunda’.
For over 50 years from 1910 to the 1960s, the Gulf Trip on Adelaide Steamship vessels was a unique way to see South Australia. Popular with honeymooners and notorious party ships for young men, the seven-day trip cost £6 in 1939. Ships like the ‘Minnipa’, ‘Manunda’, ‘Moonta’ and ‘Morialta’ provided an opportunity for romance and gave many Australians the time of their lives. Luxury was also offered to passengers on the interstate trade.SignificanceIllustrative of passenger life on board Adelaide Steamship Company vessels. Menus were a popular souvenir for travellers.DescriptionMenu for MV "Manunda", Luncheon menu printed in black ink on buff coloured card for August 25 1934. Three courses with multiple choices are listed. For example, the choices for dessert were baked marmalade roll with Seville sauce, rice custard, fairy cakes or Turkish delight.
The dinner menu for the same date is printed on the reverse in black ink. For dessert: Chelmslord pudding with lemon sauce, rhubarb pie with whipped cream, gelee St. Clair, coconut cheese tartlets or ices with wafers.
Austbuilt stamp in blue ink at the top of the dinner menu.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementDate of CreationDate of Usage25 Aug 1934MaterialCard DimensionType: overall
Unit (Lengths): mm Accession NumberHT 1987.1719