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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. The Immigration Department and the Red Cross made special arrangements for immediate accommodation and emergency clothing. Mrs Charles Scruby and her three children, seen here with her husband who welcomed them at Sydney, were on their way back to Australia after a holiday visit to Norway and England on the SKAUBRYN. The Scruby family were migrants to Australia ten years ago. Mrs Scruby is a television advertising executive in Sydney

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A12111, 1/1958/4/19
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