Chris Rabet's Picture Gallery.
Chris contacted me some years ago when I first built the site. He always meant to send me his photos, but has only just got around to sending them now. These photos are a welcome addition to the picture gallery. Chris remembers leaving Southampton in early April 1972 and arriving in Melbourne on the 7th of May, `72. The ship sailed via Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, then onto Cape Town, South Africa. The first port of call in Australia was Freemantle, Western Australia. He enjoyed the trip immensely and recalls crossing the Bay of Biscay in a bad storm, "there were only a few passengers about that day!" he remarked.
Chris stayed in Australia for just over 6 years, then returned home to Jersey in the Channel Islands where he has lived ever since.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a larger image.
Many thanks to Chris Rabet for his 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.
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