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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: SS Australis Reply with quote



This is the ship that took our family to the Australia in June 1967 and back to the uk in October 1973.
Anyone else travel on the Australis?

On the 18th January 1994 the ship went aground off the west coast of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary islands.

Find out more about the history of the SS Australis and view many images of the wreck by clicking the link below. Dont forget to look for the update page because thats were you'll find most of the images.

SS Australis Home page

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I originally migrated to Australia in 1963 aboard the Sitmar Lines Fairsky, and had such fond memories of the voyage that when I spent a year back in England I decided to return to Australia by ship. This time I travelled aboard the Chandris ship Australis.

I travelled from Southamton, England to Melbourne, Australia in October/November 1976. I remember having hot and hot (yes, that is correct) running water in my shower, so couldn't have a shower in my cabin for a couple of days until it was fixed. The food was good, and very plentiful.......I put on 7 pounds during the voyage. The entertainment in those days was mainly done by the passengers, with few if any paid entertainers on board. We got together and produced and put on a play which was great fun. There was a kids club so us adults had plenty of time to soak up the sun and atmosphere.

Having had 2 great journeys, my love of the sea and cruising has remained with me.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes me too,I wish I could make that journey again,I would do it in a heart beat,when we were on the Australis I was in the production of Hair, we had a ball doing that,and then some nutter who was high as a kite on drugs,nearly fell over board thinking she could fly.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's probably not much left of the wreck today but there are some good photos on this site.

Click the tab "Australis today"

http://www.ss-australis.com/enter.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah unfortunately Len it has all gone now,but I believe there are diving tours organised to go and see it,and there is a museum on the foreshore with all the stuff that was salvaged and a lot of stuff that people have donated from the ship over the years..so sad.
I am planning a trip to England at the moment and I would sail in a heart beat if these ships were still going.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to the Canary islands, to Fuerteventura and I hope to see the ship wreck there. Didn't know about this until Carol told me, let you know if i spot it. Going at end of May
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you have a ball Eileen,let us know when you get back
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, will let you know how we get on, hope to get some photo's
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