ProvenanceA ticket envelope produced by the Adelaide Steamship Company for passengers on their cruise ships.
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 memorabilia provided to passengers 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.DescriptionPaper ticket envelope printed in yellow, black, grey, white and blue. Has an image of MV 'Minnipa' on the front and reads "Your ticket", "The Adelaide Steamship Company Limited" and "MV Moonta, MV Morialta, MV Minnipa, For complete travel service." No ticket is contained within.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementDate of CreationDate of UsageMaterialPaper
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Unit (Lengths): mm Accession NumberHT 2000.0741