Photograph 7649111
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. The Immigration Department and the Red Cross made special arrangements for immediate accommodation and emergency clothing. The biggest family arrived tired but fit. Mr and Mrs Henrich Frank and five sons and daughters, from Germany, who were on their way to Warner's bay, near New Castle, NSW. Two of their daughters and sons-in-law are already living in Mayfield, Newcastle and Warner's Bay

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A12111, 1/1958/4/15
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