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2011/73/1-2 Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: Newcastle District', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962-1965. Click to enlarge.

'Shell Road Guide: Newcastle District' road map

Published
This is one of a collection of five Shell fold-out road maps for travelling from Sydney to Brisbane, around New South Wales and the Newcastle District in the early 1960s. They were published by the Shell Touring Service of the Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd.

The Shell oil company began in Australia in 1901. At first fuel was supplied in tins, and then from 1921 Shell began to use motor tankers while bulk delivery to their roadside pumps began in 1926. The firm established an extensive …

Summary

Object No.

2011/73/1-2

Object Statement

Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: Newcastle District', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962-1965

Physical Description

Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: Newcastle District', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962-1965

Fold-out coloured road map. The front cover features coloured illustrations of the Three Sisters at Katoomba, a sailing boat, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a harbour-side oil terminal. On the back cover is an illustration of a Shell garage surrounded by a farm, orchard, church, stream with bridge and swan, cows, kangaroo, emu, light house and ships. One side of the map shows Newcastle District from Hawkesbury River Bridge in the south to Tea Gardens and Stroud in the north. On the reverse side are detailed maps of the Lake Macquarie District and Port Stephens. The map shows the main sealed and unsealed roads, as well as minor roads and tracks, railways, bowling clubs, golf courses, camping areas, Shell supplies (marked with a small sea shell), National Route Numbers, and total mileages and intermediate mileages between towns.

Marks

Printing and publishing information, printed on reverse, '0716' and 'P. C. GROSSER. LITHO. MELB.'.
Copyright information, printed on inside, 'Copyright exclusive to The Shell Company of Australia Ltd.'.

Dimensions

Height

272 mm

Width

113 mm

Production

Notes

This road map was published by the Shell Touring Service, part of the Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd. They were printed by P.C. Grosser, lithographer of Melbourne between 1962-1965.

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Shell Road Guide: Newcastle District' road map 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 June 2021, <https://ma.as/430235>

Wikipedia

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