Ros Dawes worked on the Australis in 1975 and `76. One of the pictures you will see below was taken at Rotterdam,
the ship was being towed in by one of the tugs when she lost one of the ropes, and hit the docks pier and caused some damage to the aft hull.
Ros wrote "It was a huge pleasure to be part of the Australis and its Crew. 3 months around the world was a big step, but the sights and countries we visited were fantastic.
As crew we all worked hard but there was still plenty of time for parties almost every night, even if we only got a little sleep. Ros was a Cashier during 1975 & `76,
working in the Bars, Post, Flowers and Coffee Shop. There were 6 crew members in her cabin, She remembers most of the girls, Pam, Phyllis, Marianne, Jan, Marion, Patsy, and
Sandy. Ros would like to say a big hi to anyone out there from those great days. Angilo was in charge of us all, and he was very pleasant to work under".
Ros left to get married and start a new life, but she has always kept a special place for those days on the Australis. She says that her passport name was Diane, but she also used her second name Ros, so people may remember her by either name.
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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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