ProvenanceA luncheon menu card produced by the Adelaide Steamship Company for passengers on the MV ‘Manunda’ on 18 July 1954, served while at sea.
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 ships in the 1940s-1950s. South Australia’s affordable version of the modern cruise ship holiday. Leisure on board the ships was a priority with organised deck games, music, sing-alongs, and writing rooms for sending postcards to loved ones. It also had a somewhat salacious reputation as a place where men and women could fraternise with relative ease.DescriptionLuncheon menu produced by the Adelaide Steamship Company for passengers on the MV 'Manunda' on 18th July 1954. Three courses listed, including dessert, printed in blue ink.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementDate of Creationc1955Date of Usage18/07/1954Accession NumberHT 2000.0725 f