ProvenanceMenu produced for the Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd. SS 'Allinga' for Christmas 1901.
The Adelaide Steamship Company was Australia’s largest shipping company and one of South Australia’s most successful business ventures. Founded in 1875 the company can trace its history through the themes of colonial enterprise, wartime and defence, work and culture, cruising and pleasure. For more than 100 years the company’s fleet dominated Australian passenger and cargo shipping from Darwin to Townsville.SignificanceSouvenir menus were a popular way for passengers to remember their journeys. Illustrative of passenger on board Adelaide Steamship Company vessels.DescriptionPrinted decorative menu showing a picture of the SS Allinga on the cover and the message 'With the compliments of the season' in the top left corner. The font is blue and gold on white paper, with red decorative features on the front of the card. There is a space at the bottom of the card front for a guest's name to be written. Inside the card a full Christmas menu is listed, and on the back the names of the Adelaide Steamship Company staff of officers and general manager are printed in blue ink.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementDate of CreationDate of UsageMaterialCard DimensionType: Closed
Unit (Lengths): mm Accession NumberHT 1987.1595