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The first survivors from the liner SKAUBRYN which sank after catching fire on her way to Australia with 1080 migrants aboard have received a warm welcome in Sydney and Melbourne. The first party, totalling 72 migrants and 4 tourists, reached Australia on April 7 at Darwin in a DC4 chartered from American International Airlines, and flew on to Sydney and Melbourne. Harold Michael's, 22, and his wife Marita and three years old son Thomas were emigrating to join his mother and step brother in Melbourne. After being separated in different lifeboats for three hours, Mr Michael's found his wife and daughter safe on board the city of Sydney. The badly was hauled onto the rescue ship in a sack. They came from Hamburg-Altona, Vaelkerstr, 19. "My mother and brother urged me after having to quit the ship as we did, we didn't regret the move" said Mr Michael's in Sydney

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A12111, 1/1958/4/13
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