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Arrive Date

Wednesday, September 9, 1953



Had my 9th Birthday on Otranto on 31st August 1953. Final destination Sydney.

I was a passenger with my parents on our way to settle in New Zealand. We had the roughest crossing of the Australian Bight for 25 years. I still have the newspaper reporting the story.

I was also on this voyage (8 years old). Would love to see some extracts (scans) of the newspapers reporting the Australian Bight crossing - it was rough!

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