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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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Life Ring

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s orcades

Hand painted souvenir life ring from the Orient Line, Orcades, London, 1964. It is coloured in red, white and blue.

Historical information

The souvenir life 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

Orient Line '1964' Orcades - London

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Goblet - Mappin Plate

A souvenir metal goblet from P&O Iberia.

Inscriptions & Markings

P&O Iberia, Mappin & Webb on base, W25086

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Cigarette lighter casing

Key words

souvenir
cigarette lighter
cruise liners

Silver coloured metal cigarette lighter - incomplete - no workings - has logo for SS Ulysses

Inscriptions & Markings

SS Ulysses

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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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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Egg Cup - Metal

Key words

merchant souvenir
s.s largs bay
commonwealth line

A metal egg cup with 3 handles, emblem on the side which says S.S Largs Bay, Aberdeen, Commonwealth Line

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

S.S Largs Bay, Aberdeen, Commonwealth Line

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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Doll - Fabric

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s iberia

A 'Norah Wellings' souvenir sailor doll from the S.S Iberia, blue in colour with a white coloured hat.

Historical information

The 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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Doll of sailor

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
fairsky

A fabric souvenir doll of a sailor was purchased on the Fairsky Line. The uniform is blue in colour, with a white coloured 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

Fairsky

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Metal Ashtray

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
merchant souvenir
arcadia
p&o cruise ship

Round Metal Aluminium Ashtray shaped as a ships wheel, with 8 spokes. Logo P&O, Arcadia

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 P&O, Arcadia

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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Commemorative Queen Mary Coin

Key words

souvenir
r.m.s queen mary

Commemorative coin enclosed in plastic with cardboard protection stapled. Coin has R.M.S Queen Mary engraved in the centre & inscriptions on the back and around the face.

Historical information

The souvenir commemorative coin with R.M.S Queen Mary 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

Commemorating arrival of the R.M.S Queen Mary to the Port of Long Beach California, December 9, 1967.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Ashtray - China

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s orsova

Cream coloured Salisbury bone China ashtray, with yellow ship on blue water. S.S Orsova

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

Salisbury Bone China, made in England. S.S Orsova

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Powder Compact with mirror

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
t.s.s strathnaver

A souvenir powder compact in the shape of a butterfly wing. On this is part pictures of ships.

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

T.S.S Strathnaver

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Doll of sailor

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
fairsky

Fabric doll of sailor double velvet, with small black ribbon. Light blue sailor collar with string. Pink sewn fingers on hands. Hard fabric face painted and papermache. Moulded sailor hat with black band with 'Fäirsky' in gold letters sewn thereon.

Historical information

The fabric doll 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.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Powder Compact

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s orford

This souvenir metal powder compact has the words S.S Orford inscribed on the bottom.

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

S.S Orford

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Cigarette Case

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s orsova

A souvenir plastic cigarette case, translucent with picture in yellow and white colours of the S.S Orsova.

Historical information

The souvenir cigarette case 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 orcades

Metal Ashtray with logo SS Orcades

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. Orcades

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Rare - Metal Ashtray

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
merchant souvenir
t.s.s strathaird

Rare - Round brass ashtray with scroll work top and bottom. Butterfly wing with ship picture in centre. Back is embossed. 3 small ball feet.

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. In 1932 this ship the T.S.S Strathaird evacuated 6,000 troops & civilians from???

Inscriptions & Markings

T.S.S Strathaird

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Doll - Fabric

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
fairstar

A 'Norah Wellings'' souvenir sailor doll from the ship Fairstar. Blue coloured uniform, with a white coloured 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

Fairstar

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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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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Compact mirror in shape of butterfly wing

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
s.s strathaird

A silver coloured compact with contents inside in the shape of a butterfly wing. There is a picture of a ship on top and inscription S.S Strathaird embossed on the bottom.

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

S.S Strathaird

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Butter-dish

Key words

s.s strathmore
souvenir

Metal & glass butter-dish with insignia S.S Strathmore. Lid with black knob on top.

Historical information

The souvenir metal & glass butter-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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Insignia S.S Strathmore

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Ashtray - Metal

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
h.m.s birmingham

Round metal ashtray with log H.M.S Birmingham

Historical information

The metal 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 H.M.S Birmingham

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Ashtray - Brass

Key words

souvenir
cruise liners
merchant souvenir

rectangular brass ashtray, made between 1925 - 1954

Historical information

The brass 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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Salt & Pepper Shakers

Key words

souvenir
s.s himalaya

Metal salt & pepper shakers. Silver lattice with black background. Black & enamel emblem. Ship flag with gold background

Historical information

The souvenir metal Salt & Pepper Shakers 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 emblem and flag.

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

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Napkin Ring

Key words

merchant souvenir
m.v moonta

A silver napkin ring with logo of M.V Moonta embedded thereon.

Historical information

The souvenir metal Napkin 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

M.V Moonta

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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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