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More UPDATES which sadly are the last two of the VHS movies converted from Robert L Gordon's collection. I just have one super 8 movie of the Sea Princess maiden voyage that I can view but can't convert.
There is an interview with Malcolm Longstaff, a P&O Sydney Manager who was a Purser with the Eastern and Australian Shipping Company (E&A Line); In this interview I think he was in the then Publicity Department of P&O Orient Lines Sydney.
E&A had such ships as the Nellore, Aramac, Eastern and towards the end Cathay and Chitral. It ran up the East Coast of Australia from Melbourne to the Far East calling at several ports in Japan, China as well as Taiwan. They carried passengers as well as general cargo and timber.
I expect not many of our "seadogs" would have sailed with E&A but it would be interesting to hear any of their stories!
Where are you from: Lorne Victoria originally Woodford Green Essex (and Worcester during the war)