Peter Baunsgaard's parents Marie-Louise and Bertil emigrated to Australia in 1967, and started their voyage on the Australis in September of that year. The Suez
Canal was closed at that time, so the ship sailed down the African coast and called in to Cape Town, South Africa. There were about 1,800 passengers on the trip, southbound from the UK to Sydney, Australia.
After a few years they became homsick, so they left Sydney and headed back home to Denmark, sailing once again on the Australis in September,1969.
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The photos above are courtesy of Peter Baunsgaard.
Regretfully I am "running down" the S. S. Australis website due to increasing family and health issues.
I may occasionally update the site if I receive a great story/photos from ex-crew only, if it is a new contact.
I know there are still stories to share from ex-crew all over the world, who haven't yet been in touch.
I am deeply moved by the interest and wonderful contributions from numerous passengers and crew over many years.
A HUGE THANK YOU.
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