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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. One year old Silvia Tobiasz is apprehensive as her mother and an Australian Red Cross worker start fitting her with new clothing on arrival in Melbourne. Mrs Tobiasz was travelling with her husband and five children from Germany

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A12111, 1/1958/4/29
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