My brother Ray worked as an Entertainments Officer, alongside other crew such as John L Sullivan, and Christine Venn,
during the early 1970's. He then worked on the Australis between 1973 and 1974. You may have also met Ray when he worked on other Chandris
cruise ships, such as the Amerikanis, Patris and the Queen Frederica. During this time he met Wendy, a passenger, who later joined Chandris
as a crew member - being a dancer. Ray left Chandris Lines in 1974 and married Wendy, they live in Tasmania, Australia and have 2 grown up sons
Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a larger image.
The pictures above are courtesy of my brother Ray Ironside, Entertainments officer from 1971 until `74
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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