Tom Whyte's Picture Gallery, Pt. 1
Tom Whyte joined the Australis for the first time in February 1968 until early '69. He then spent 7 months on the Ellinis doing the Bermuda cruises, and in February 1970 rejoined the Australis for another two years. He next worked on the Britanis
from May 1973 until January 1974. Tom rejoined the Australis in October `75 until April '76(this is where the poor chap had the misfortune of meeting me for the first time!!), then for the last time in October 1976
until the last voyage the ship made to Sydney in December `77.
Tom then flew home with the rest of the crew after this voyage. A few years later, in 1981, he worked on the Gallileo `til September of the same year. Tom never got around to going back to the Cheshire Constabulary, where he had done 2 years before he
joined Chandris Lines. He is now a farmer in the west of Ireland, with a young wife and 3 children aged 7, 14 and 16. He is now an old age pensioner with some great memories which are slowly fading. By a rough count he says he caught 76 stowaways in his
time on the ship.
Tom was very upset to hear of the chief pursers death, Babis Tsellentis, he was a great guy and will be missed by many ex-crew and passengers who met him. His favourite Captain was Cpt. Ikiadis.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a larger image.
The photos above are courtesy of Tom Whyte.
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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