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2011/73/1-5 Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: New South Wales', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1963. Click to enlarge.

'Shell Road Guide: New South Wales' 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.

2011/73/1-5

Object Statement

Road map (1 of 5), 'Shell Road Guide: New South Wales', paper, published by the Shell Touring Service, Shell Oil Company of Australia Ltd, printed by P C Grosser, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1963

Physical Description

Fold-out coloured road map featuring an illustration of a waratah on the cover. On one side is a map of New South Wales showing the main sealed and unsealed roads, as well as minor roads and tracks, railways, bowling clubs, golf courses, homesteads, and total mileages and intermediate mileages between towns. The other side shows a town plan of the city of Sydney, a map showing the suburbs of Sydney and a detailed map covering Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra.

Marks

Publishing and printing information, printed on reverse, '30M-0704-5/63' 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. It was printed by P.C. Grosser, lithographer of Melbourne in May1963.

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Shell Road Guide: New South Wales' road map 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 June 2021, <https://ma.as/430238>

Wikipedia

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