Passenger Liners

In the 1950s Australians could still travel around the coasts of Australia, using a range of quite modern passenger ships. It was possible to travel in a local passenger liner from Port Moresby to Fremantle and the sisters were regular travellers on Burns Philps fine, pre-war liner BULOLO. This ship is very well represented, at sea, on board, in port and on fire!

Overseas liners come and go and immigrant ships are well represented. Perhaps the smallest passenger ship shown is (again) Burns Philp’s – MULIAMA. Here passengers did not need streamers, they could lean over the rail and shake hands with their well-wishers.

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