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Union Line menu for officers


This 1915 troopship menu was printed on a pre-war Union Company card. This menu was almost certainly for the ship's officers and NZEF officers on board. In their diaries and letters, enlisted men travelling on troopships frequently complained about the difference in quality and quantity between the officers' meals and their own. Merchant seafarers also often complained about the food they were served at sea.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-SHIP-1915-01
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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