ProvenancePart of a collection of memorabilia from the Adelaide Steamship Company Pty. Ltd.
A menu card for the New Year’s Dinner 1956 on board the M.V. ‘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.SignificanceA menu card for the New Year’s Dinner 1956 on board the M.V. ‘Manunda’ produced by the Adelaide Steamship Company.
Illustrative of passenger life on board Adelaide Steamship Company ships in the 1940s-1950s. The Gulf Trip was 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.DescriptionMV MANUNDA New Year’s Dinner menu for 1st January 1956. Folded card with coloured illustration of “Mistletoe Birds” by Neville William Cayley on front cover. Inside includes season's greetings from Captain and Crew and the detailed description of the several courses served for dinner.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementDate of Creationc1955Date of Usage01/01/1956Accession NumberHT 2000.0725 h