Item 32: Concert Programme - SS Ulysses

Place Approximate locations: At sea
Accession Number PUBS002/001/001/004/032
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall - open: 18 cm x 23 cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Souvenir invitation and programme for a concert held to entertain troops during the First World War. The souvenir invites Major Walter Whyte Ellis to a performance by the 13th and 14th Battalions, held on the SS Ulysses on 23 January 1915. The reverse of the programme depicts a Scottsman with bagpipes, a rose, a thistle, a shamrock, and a kangaroo. Songs, recitations, a musical monologue, and a sketch were performed.

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