Jim sadly passed away in hospital on Monday 6th. of November 2006. Those of you who knew Jim well were aware of his ill health and serious medical problems. He died peacefully and is now free of pain.
We will miss Jim, and I'm sure many of you have some great memories of him. If any of you would like to write your memories of Jim, or add photos and a tribute, please do so by sending me an e-mail on the link below.
Many thanks from Jim's family & friends who read the valued e-mails which many of you sent.
The service at St. Peters Church was quite moving - and included music which Jim had chosen - such as Rod Stewarts "Sailing" and a Bob Dylan track. About 30 people attended including ex-crew member Linda Duncan, plus her husband Frank, Vicky Penrice, Maureen (Mo - surname unknown!) and of course ourselves.
At the pub afterwards Jack Galloway enjoyed listening to stories of Jim in his seafaring days & lots of photos were passed around. Some of these will be added to the "Picture Gallery".
A heartfelt thanks once again to all of you who contributed to giving comfort and good memories of Jim to his family.
Jack Galloway (Jim's brother) has requested that this page be added to the site. I am sure that his tribute will touch the hearts of all those who knew Jim:
Jim & Patricia O'Brien.
Jim, Patricia and myself.
Many thanks to Patricia O'Brien for her contribution to the site.
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.
You can send messages to me on this e-mail address: