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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Happy Birthday to Othmar


Happy 84th Birthday, Othmar, from all of us at



Helene and Othmar celebrate at the Samphire Restaurant in the Bay


And here are some photos to take you all the way back to 1955:

On May 13, 1955 the 'Aurelia' - seen here transiting the Suez Canal - departed Trieste bound for Sydney for her first voyage after Cogedar Line had bought her as the old 'Beaverbrae', and extensively rebuilt her as a major passenger liner to operate on the profitable Italy to Australia service. She accommodated 1,124 passengers - including one Othmar Mair - in cabins raging from 2 to 8 berth cabins.