Australian Migrant Ships 1946 - 1977
In 1945, Australian immigration policy anticipated an influx of 70,000 migrants a year. The Australian government primarily sought out European migrants and, in order to transport these people, a large number of ships was required for the task. Australian Migrant Ships 1946-1977 is a catalogue of the ships that participated in this migration effort. The book provides information on the life history and function of each ship, and includes individual listings for the year of construction, tonnage, dimensions, service speed, and propulsion type. The book also contains photographs of each ship.
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To the best of my knowledge re the Ship Australis. Chandrasekhar Lines
The voyage leaving Sydney September 1965 to Southampton did not go to New Zealand or Tahiti. It went Sydney, Fiji, Panama, Panama Canal, Fort Lauderdale and Southampton. It was I remember supposed to dock in Scotland but was running too late to make this stop.
I do not know way, but the Radnik was used to transfer Jewish Yugoslav holocost survivers from Rijeka to Israel( Port of Haifa) between 1948 to 1950. My parents and I immigrated to Israel on the Radnki on the 30th of June 1949. I know people that came on the same ship in 1948 on. Pice of history!
Anna Salen Tasmania