Learn about P&O Cruises at Duncraig Library history talk

Learn about how P&O cruise ships helped Australia develop.
Learn about how P&O cruise ships helped Australia develop.

HISTORY buffs can learn more about P&O Cruises at the Duncraig Library next month.

Maritime author and historian Chris Frame, who has previously given talks at the library on the QEII and the Cunard cruise line, said the presentation would feature an impressive collection of Australian images to detail the history of one of the world’s most-loved shipping lines.

“The presentation will explore the impact P&O had in shaping Australia and how the iconic line had to fight for its survival during the Jet Age and beyond,” he said.

He said P&O was instrumental in the development of Australia.

“It formed the first regularly scheduled steamship services to Australia and with this changed the way Australians lived,” he said.

“Before P&O, it would take months to get people, goods and mail to and from Australia.

“With the steamship service, Australia was able to grow into a modern and connected country.

“Many, many Aussies can trace their heritage back to a P&O voyage as for many decades it was the preferred way to travel to Australia.”

The talk will run from 6pm to 7.30pm on November 7.

Cost is $4, including refreshments.

Frame will also present a copy of his book A Photographic History of P&O Cruises to the library.

Book at https://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/