Fiji Times Newspaper Clippings

Thomas Petersen was on the Australis in October 1970 when the ship caught fire at 3 a.m. just off the coast of Fiji in the South Pacific. Below are a few newspaper clippings from the Fiji Times about the incident, which Thomas has kept since then.
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Links To The Fiji Times Newspaper Clippings.

  1. Special Notice Number 1,
  2. The Fiji Times, 23-10-1970.
  3. Special Notice Number 2, 24-10-1970
  4. The Fiji Times, 24-10-1970.
  5. The Fiji Times, 24-10-1970.
  6. The Fiji Times, 24-10-1970.
  7. Fiji Hotel Dinner Menu, 24-10-1970.
  8. Special Notice Number 3, 25-10-1970
  9. The Fiji Times, 27-10-1970.
  10. A Picture Postcard Of The Australis

Many thanks to Thomas Petersen for his contribution to the site.

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Link to another page from the Fiji Times Newspaper.

Read another Fiji Times newspaper clipping sent to me by an ex-passenger.

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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.

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