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2011/73/1-4 Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: Sydney-Brisbane, Pacific Beautizone, Summerland, City of Gold Coast', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, September 1962. Click to enlarge.

'Shell Road Guide: Sydney-Brisbane, Pacific Beautizone, Summerland, City of Gold Coast' 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.

2011/73/1-4

Object Statement

Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: Sydney-Brisbane, Pacific Beautizone, Summerland, City of Gold Coast', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, September 1962

Physical Description

Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: Sydney-Brisbane, Pacific Beautizone, Summerland, City of Gold Coast', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, September 1962

Fold-out coloured road map. The cover features illustrations of a coastal city (possibly Newcastle), two cars travelling along a country road, a tree and some beaches. On one side is a route map from Sydney to Brisbane showing as far west as Moree and Goondiwindi, together with city plans of Brisbane, Sydney, as well as the town plans of Tuncurry, Forster, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. On the reverse side are maps of Summerland and the Pacific Beautizone and partial town plans maps of Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Coolangatta and Bilinga. The map shows the main sealed and unsealed roads, as well as minor roads and tracks, National Route Numbers, railways, and total mileages and intermediate mileages between centres. Shell fuel supplies (marked with a small sea shell), show the locations of service stations on the partial town plans.

Marks

Printing and publishing information, printed on reverse, '80M - 0814 - 9/62' and 'GROSSERLITH [logo of paper scroll] ECONOPAK'.
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. It was printed by P.C. Grosser, lithographer of Melbourne in September 1962.

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Shell Road Guide: Sydney-Brisbane, Pacific Beautizone, Summerland, City of Gold Coast' road map 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 June 2021, <https://ma.as/430237>

Wikipedia

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