ProvenanceA menu card produced by the Adelaide Steamship Company for passengers on the MV 'Moonta' for luncheon on 23 May 1950.
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.
An example of a menu on board the Adelaide Steamship Company MV 'Moonta'. 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. Gulf Trip vessels were stocked with a large range of souvenirs for sale to passengers to remember the cruise of a lifetime.DescriptionMV 'Moonta' dinner menu for 23rd May 1950. Multiple choices for the three course dinner listed in black ink.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementDate of Creationc1950Date of Usage23/05/1950Materialpaper
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