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
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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A HUGE THANK YOU
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