Hawthorn, Dorothy

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Accession Number MSS1491
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Hawthorn, Dorothy
Date made c 1974
Access Open
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Description

Photocopy of a typed transcript of a talk titled `Variety is the Spice of Life', delivered circa 1974 and relating experiences as an immigration officer aboard the Cunard liner, "Georgic", used as a troopship and migrant transport in the 1950's. Talk describes voyage of 1st Royal Australian Regiment to Malaya and embarkation of French troops in Saigon after withdrawal from Vietnam. The author comments on cultural differences, particularly the chaos and "jungle hygiene" of the French troops compared with the routines and organisation of the Australian troops.