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.
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The pictures above are courtesy of my brother Ray Ironside, Entertainments officer from 1971 until `74.
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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