Bernie Carvell's Picture Gallery
Bernie worked in the gift shops on both the Ellinis and the Australis from 1972 until `77, and became quite the popular lad during his time with the company. The shop managers
on the Ellinis at the time were Alan Burchall and Doug Bowen, and on the Australis it was Tom Thomas. On his first trip he sailed to Australia and then on to the Far East, from day one he knew that
was the life for him - getting paid to see the world.
During his time on board he worked with a great bunch of guys in the shops including Richard, Billy Livings, and Johnny Grant. Then there was
Billy and Charles who worked in the ladies hairdressers. Bernie also remembers some stewardesses and cashiers, including Linda, Ruth, Cheri, Dawn and Katie. He fondly recalls "the love of his life" Vicky
(who taught him where he was going wrong!!!). Grateful thanks are sent to those Greek Officers, Engineers and below deck crew who also contributed to make life on board the Ellinis one long happy party.
Last but not least Bernie wishes to mention all those BUTCH!! Master at Arms, especially Mr. Butch himself... Jimmy Galloway! He would like to thank Jimmy for putting him to bed on many a night (interpret
that how you wish!!). Bernie has great regrets as to how this has all ended, and sends a great thankyou to everyone he met.
Click any of the thumbnails below to view a larger image
The photos above are courtesy of Bernie Carvell.
Welcome all visitors to the S.S. Australis Website, which has now been online since 1998!
I will continue to update the site if I receive a new story, or if you have interesting photos taken on the ship during your voyage
on either the southbound, northbound, or on one of the South Pacific cruises. We used to do those trips several times a year
from Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland (New Zealand).
I am deeply moved by the interest and wonderful contributions from the numerous passengers and crew over many years.
You can send an e-mail to me on the link below:
A HUGE THANK YOU
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