John McAleer's Picture Gallery.
John McAleer sailed with his family in 1977 from Melbourne to Southampton. He was a 13 years old at the time and he has very vivid memories of a fantastic 4-5 weeks at sea. However, he did experience rough seas across to Auckland New Zealand, where ropes were hung along the corridors to give passengers something to hold as the ship was buffetted from side to side. The pictures below were taken off some slides which were originally photographed by his father.
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Read John's story about his trip on the Australis: Recollections of the S.S. Australis, 27 years on..


View John's memorabilia slideshow: John McAleer's Memorabilia Slideshow.


Many thanks to John McAleer for his contribution to the site.



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Regretfully I am "running down" the S. S. Australis website due to increasing family and health issues.

I may occasionally update the site if I receive a great story/photos from ex-crew only, if it is a new contact.

I know there are still stories to share from ex-crew all over the world, who haven't yet been in touch.

I am deeply moved by the interest and wonderful contributions from numerous passengers and crew over many years.

A HUGE THANK YOU.

Warm regards.

Ken.

You can send messages to me on this e-mail address:
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