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Victorian Maritime Centre Crib Point, Victoria

A Maritime Centre commemorating all aspects of Australian service at sea, in peace and war. Situated at Hastings on Western Port Bay.
Includes the "O" Class Submarine ex-HMAS OTAMA, ex-pilot vessel WYUNA, memorial walls and maritime exhibits

Contact Information

location
PO Box 503 Hastings Victoria 3915
phone
+61 0476 109 223

Contact

Opening Hours

Normal Opening Hours : Saturday and Sunday 10.0am till 3.00pm. Private tours of the centre can be arranged by calling Di Maloney on 0476 109 223.

Entry Fee

Adult $5, Child $1

Location

220 The Esplanade Crib Point Victoria

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Sugar Spoon

Key words

souvenir
r.m.s maloja

Rare chrome plated sugar spoon with badge on top of fancy zig-zag handle. Badge has R.M.S Maloja & P & O Flag with crown.

Historical information

The souvenir chrome plated sugar spoon was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Chrome plate

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Dish - Glass

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s orontes

A glass dish with a photo of the S.S Orontes on the left side.

Historical information

The glass dish was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts

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Matchbox Holder

Key words

souvenir
cruise ships
shipping liners
merchant souvenir

Metal souvenir matchbox holder– rectangle in shape with one side open for match strike – silver coloured metal – embossed shipping line logo and flag in enamel.

Historical information

This is a souvenir which was sold on cruise ships to passengers wishing to have a memento of their holiday. This matchbox case was part of a collection by Debbie Benson & family which the VMC purchased part of, the remainder was donated by D. Benson.

Significance

The matchbox holder was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the VMC who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the VMC. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Enamelled logo for SS Himalaya & P & O Flag on front of matchbox holder embossed on it - shipping line flag.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Metal Ashtray

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
merchant souvenir
ss himalaya
p&o cruise ship

Metal plated ashtray in the shape of a ships wheel, with P&O Logo & SS Himalaya

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

P&O Logo SS Himalaya

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Life Ring

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s stratheden

A hand-painted life ring with P&O Stratheden - London written on and P&O emblems and flags. Circled by a white coloured cord.

Historical information

The souvenir life buoy was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Stratheden

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Life Ring

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s himalaya

A hand-painted souvenir life ring from the S.S Himalaya. Coloured blue and white with a cord around it.

Historical information

The souvenir life buoy was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Himalaya

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Goblet - Metal

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s strathaird

This souvenir metal silver coloured goblet was purchased on the cruise liner R.M.S Strathnaver. It has a coloured flag in white, blue, red and yellow painted thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal goblet was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

R.M.S Strathnaver

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Teaspoon

Key words

souvenir
r.m.s moldavia

Silver souvenir teaspoon with R.M.S Moldavia, with logo & flag in red, white, blue and yellow colours. P & O liners.

Historical information

The souvenir metal teaspoon was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

R,M.S Moldavia with Flag in four colours

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Vase - Silver

Key words

merchant souvenir
s.s moreton bay

A silver souvenir vase with logo thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Vase was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Aberdeen and commonwealth line S.S Moreton Bay

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Goblet - Metal

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s strathaird

A souvenir metal silver coloured goblet with an enamel insignia coloured blue, red, yellow and white of the flag on the R.M.S Strathaird.

Historical information

The souvenir metal goblet was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Flag & R.M.S Strathaird

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Doll of sailor

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s iberia

A souvenir doll of a sailor from the S.S Iberia. Blue coloured uniform with a white hat.

Historical information

The souvenir fabric doll of a sailor was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Iberia

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Egg Cup - Metal

Key words

merchant souvenir
r.m.s mooltan

A small E.P.N.S egg cup with 3 handles, and the R.M.S Mooltan insignia in enamel thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Egg Cup was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

R.M.S Mooltan insignia in enamel thereon

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Life Ring

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s orsova

A hand-painted souvenir Life Buoy from the S.S Orsova. Coloured red and white with string (cord) around it.

Historical information

The souvenir life buoy was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Orsova

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Metal Ashtray

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
merchant souvenir
ss himalaya

Aluminium square ashtray, with the P.O Log Himalaya embossed thereon, and an anchor standing in centre.

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo SS Himalaya

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Ashtray - Ceramic

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
p&o cruise ship oriana

A ceramic ashtray coloured white, gold, blue and black. P&O Liners Oriana

Historical information

The ceramic ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

The shop on board, made exclusively for.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Metal Ashtray

Key words

souvenir
merchant souvenir
cruise liners
m.v duntroon

A metal Ashtray from M.V Duntroon, which has a square base, with a brass anchor in middle.

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Powder Compact with mirror

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
t.s.s monowai

A brass powder compact with mirror. With a satin padded top with photo imprint of the T.S.S Monowai on the right side.

Historical information

The souvenir brass powder compact mirror was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

T.S.S Monowai

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Plate - china

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s canberra

A souvenir china plate from the S.S.Canberra which is white with a gold coloured edge, with a coloured picture of the S.S Canberra thereon.

Historical information

The china plate was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Canberra

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Matchbox cover

Metal souvenir matchbox cover – rectangle in shape with one side open for match strike – silver coloured metal – embossed shipping line logo and flag in enamel.

Significance

This is a souvenir which was sold on cruise ships to passengers wishing to have a memento of their holiday. This matchbox case was part of a collection by Debbie Benson & family which the VMC purchased part of, the remainder was donated by D. Benson.

Inscriptions & Markings

EPNS Enamelled badge on front has RMS Mooltan embossed on it - shipping line flag logo

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Life Ring

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s canberra

A hand-painted souvenir Life Ring from the S.S Canberra. Coloured in red and white with a cord around it.

Historical information

The souvenir life buoy was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Canberra, P&O, 1982, London

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Shoehorn - Metal

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s himalaya

Metal shoehorn with blue logo S.S Himalaya, with coloured flag red, white, blue & yellow.

Historical information

The metal shoehorn was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Angus & Coote - Sydney

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Candlestick - Metal

Key words

merchant souvenir
oronsay

A solver coloured metal candlestick with the logo Orient Lines Oronsay.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Candle Stick was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Orient Lines Oronsay

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Matchbox Holder

Key words

matchbox cover
souvenir
cruise ships

Metal souvenir matchbox holder – rectangle in shape with one side open for match strike – silver coloured metal – embossed shipping line logo and flag in enamel.

Historical information

This is a souvenir which was sold on cruise ships to passengers wishing to have a memento of their holiday. This matchbox case was part of a collection by Debbie Benson & family which the VMC purchased part of, the remainder was donated by D. Benson.

Inscriptions & Markings

Enamelled logo for MV Manunda - EPNS

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Serviette Ring

Key words

r.m.s otranto
merchant souvenir
serviette ring

A souvenir serviette ring from the R.M.S Otranto with an emblem on the front.

Historical information

The souvenir metal serviette ring was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

R.M.S Otranto

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Luggage Tag

Key words

fairstar
souvenir

Brass luggage tag on leather strap with 'Fairstar''& emblem engraved on front. Name & address of passenger engraved on rear.

Historical information

The souvenir brass & leather luggage strap was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back, D. Benson, 61 Campbell Road, Somers. One front Fairstar.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Mustard Cup

Key words

merchant souvenir
s.s ormiston
cup

Silver souvenir mustard cup with logo S.S Ormiston

Historical information

The souvenir silver metal mustard cup was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Ormiston

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Saucer - china

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
huddart parker liner

China saucer with blue pattern on the edge, with Huddart Parker Line flag and emblem

Historical information

The china saucer was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Huddart Parker Line flag and emblem

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Match Boxes

Key words

match boxes
cruise ships
merchant souvenir
ss canberra

A set of 6 match rectangle boxes from P & O Cruises from SS Canberra - they depict the an image of SS Canberra on front.

Historical information

The matchboxes were purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these match box souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Each box has an image of SS Canberra printed on front with the name of the ship printed on one side.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Powder Compact

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
t.s.s strathnaver

A silver metal coloured powder compact embossed with the logo Strathnaver.

Historical information

The souvenir powder compact was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Strathnaver made in England

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Metal Ashtray

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
merchant souvenir
ss himalaya

Flat metal ashtray from P.O Liner Himalaya, with anchor standing up in the centre.

Historical information

The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

P.O Logo Himalaya

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point