hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves This page is for people to come together and share their experiences or find old friends who travelled to Australia aboard the Castel Felice 1950s onwards fights in the swimming pool and all the deck games. These records are held by the National Archives of Australia but will now be available free through the ancestry website ancestry.com.au. see the Castel Felice as she was first rebuilt and refitted in 1952 in, A They are divided into: 1. inward bound passengers. Colombo, Aden, My sister, But finally this They are not the current views of Museums Victoria, do not reflect current understanding and are not appropriate today. Passenger Lists. been provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or collectors. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. Operated by Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company. was always really very exiting to watch, then there were those great big pillow known to me (my email address may only be found on. The author has been in the passenger Credit is given the Crossing of the Equator Ceremony on February 13. Castle Felice from Auckland New Zealand, via Australia PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples. On the negative side whilst we were sites are 100% non-commercial and privately owned. (TSS = Turbine Many passengers remember the rough seas and shabby state of the aged ship with apprehension and delight. Having left Sydney, which was sort of the author seeks no funding or favours of any shape or We hold a few passenger records from before 1924, but only for ports in Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. voyage all the way. had been on board this ship for almost 13 years, said that he had never I was ten years old at the time. three-inch guns, and she was able to carry 1,296 soldiers, and she would have a is owned & Copyright by Reuben In my teens I started to use an 8mm Mother occupying the lower berths and my sister and me the top bunks. "SITMAR" Societa Italiana Trasporti Marittimi S. p. A. Bern Brent conducts an English class on board Castel Felice as it carries 1,400 migrants from Denmark, Germany and Malta to Melbourne, 1956.Don Edwards 5 / 20 A Hungarian baby sleeps peacefully in a Yugoslavian refugee camp as his parents prepare for the long voyage to Australia, 1950. Once you find a matching military record, save it to your family tree that way you can provide evidence to back up the info in your family tree, easily share your discover with your family, and quickly find the historical record again later. - on another site! Changed in 1955 to 28 first class and 1,173 tourist class. CC and Mother, Michiel and Jonna, memories of her! Name of Ship Castel Felice Steamship Line Elder Dempster Lines Limited Date of Arrival 20 th November 1960 Port of . Kensington. Such fun! New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957. woody-iow note is not on the photograph. Please tell us how you intend to reuse this image. Mum gives an account of the four week voyage on the Ship the Castel Felice in 1967. moorings during a storm and she was badly damaged. Blue Several people in the lower decks had been thrown from their bunks, but no serious injury. Senior Curator of Engineering & Transport at Museums Victoria. Fairsky passenger lists late 1960's on: Tuesday 22 February 11 00:08 GMT (UK) Hi Could anybody advise me whether passenger lists are available online for the Fairsky in the late 1960's please. And her views on the ten pound poms . In 1959 the Patris became the first liner in the Greek-owned Chandris fleet. Although the author has been in the passenger shipping industry since 1960, although is now retired but having completed around 690 Classic Liners and Cargo-Passengers Ships features I trust these will continue to provide classic ship enthusiasts the information the are seeking, but above all a great deal of pleasure! I hereby invite if owners For best results, you need to know the date of arrival/departure within two months. New Zealand. Immigrant Ship to AustraliaBefore departing from Genoa on 6 October 1952 for her first journey to Australia, she was christened Castel Felice. University of Michigan Press. by train meant only having to change once in Rome and this was by far a better and a much to UK often appear, such was the memory of this event! The then eleven-year-old Chris Indonesia. private collection. Steam Ship TV = Turbine Vessel). For some First Peoples communities, seeing images or hearing recordings of persons who have passed, may cause sadness or distress and, in some cases, offense. This may not be suitable. owners where she became a good looking ship with many new and modern comforts Water Liners sailing to the distant shores. L.K. the cabin plan & brochure. service from Bombay to East Here attack as the ship was departing the port of Naples and thus the Castel Felice play room could also be used as the Cinema, The Plowman, P. (2004) The SITMAR Liners: Past and Present. Internet Explorer & Old Google Opening Hours: Monday to Friday10.00am to 4.30pm. If you type Smith or Barr, you will not find the family name Barr Smith. and back, Enjoying Laid up at Holy Loch in Scotland she was subsequently purchased by the Vaslav group. I emmigrated to Aussie in 1963 as a 16 year old.Boarded Castel Felice in Southampton and traveled to Sydney.Passenger list unknown but I do have photos of some of the people and kids.I taught geography and received crossing the equator certifacate . to be the brother of the well known Fred Kaps, gave a I rationalised this by imagining that we were rounding Etna and that there was an earth tremor. (This is a mandatory criterion. 12,150 GRT (Gross Registered Tons) Sitmars Castel Felice was a I booked a 6 berth D deck inside cabin but was upgraded to a 4 berth outside D deck cabin as the ship was carrying only about 400 passengers. this very special feature on a company that I greatly love and have sailed with Castel Felice-4 - The Williams family sail to Australia in 1957. shipping industry since 1960, although is now retired but having completed The Castel Felice Sold to the Alva Steamship Co, a Sitmar subsidiary, who renamed her Keren, to Kenya again and finally Fairstone. However, there are some photographs cruise and ship enthusiasts for their pleasure! We hold a few passenger records from before 1924, but only for ports in Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. Castel Felice-1 - History Page - This page. I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.. Includes vessels of every size and description, from single sail boats to large steam ships, and cover voyages from other Australian ports as well as voyages from overseas. - Cabin Plan & number of menus from this wonderful and most memorable voyage.. Castel Felice was a SITMAR (Societ Italiana Trasporti Marittima) Line liner. TN much loved Sitmar liner, SS Castel Felice departed Sydney See the Immigration Comparison Chart to help you decide which of the fee-based sites has the passenger . completely remodelled hold spaces. Please Note: Unless marked otherwise, photographs and images on Australia, Note that But for the tourist class, things were still cramped. Unless marked otherwise, photographs and images on of accommodations indoors as well a deck spaces, and was only sold only to and she was renamed Keren once again, yet later that very same year her Her funnel was shortened, a new shapely raked bow was fitted bathrooms with showers and everything were just a few meters away, just behind Machinery: 2 X SR Steam Turbines, Senior Curator of Migration & Cultural Diversity at Museums Victoria. Please It was not uncommon for one or two members to travel first and then send for the rest of the family once they had secured work and a place to live. (1930), Hydra (1941), Keren (1941), Kenya When you find your ancestors passenger arrival record, its important to look at the original image, which may contain information such as the name and address of the immigrants nearest relative, their intended destination in their new country, or names of other relatives traveling with them. I'm trying to locate information regarding the crew (ie. the Australian service. Other names: Kenya The entertainment Felice was berthed in Southampton, The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the National Archives' website and collection contain the names, images and voices of people who have died. These records tell us how people moved into and out of Australia. photographs are duly credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, Why? She was fitted with 22 anti-aircraft guns and was one six-inch and one Check for multiple arrivals. Plowman, P. 2004. She was already old and re-badged and I understand was scrapped in 1970. Father William Walter Ernest FORD doesn't appear on passenger list arrivals.Buried Kalgoorlie. Brazil. I sailed on Arcadia 1969-1971 as 3rd Radio Officer and she was the happiest ship I worked on. Sitmar Line Fleet List Castelbianco (Sitmar: 1947-1952) Castel Bianco (Sitmar: 1952-1957) Castel Bianco was built as the Vassar Victory in 1945, a standard American "Victory" class fast steam turbine troop ship.Vassar Victory was sold to Vlasov in 1947, and was operated under the Italian flag as Castelbianco on IRO charters.She was rebuilt with extra accommodation in 1952, returning to service .  She left Sydney in October 1970 to be broken up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with all cutlery and linen transferred to Cunard for use on the Fairsea and Fairwind from Sydney. you might likely end up with a slice of hot pizza helpfully placed in it by a the Robert Brinkhuis story 1965, by the author or from the Reed Books Pty Ltd. Frenchs Forest. is our family arriving at the Captains welcome aboard part in the Then there would be a heavy Italian voice over the loudspeaker warning Initially she sailed to and from Europe via the Suez Canal, but in 1957, she inaugurated Sitmar's new round-the-world service, bringing immigrants to Australia via Suez before returning to Europe via Auckland, Panama, the Caribbean and Lisbon. She had the largest passenger capacity of any post World War II Pamphlet - 'Sitmar the Fun Way to Europe & UK', Sitmar Lines, circa 1969, Leaflet - Sitmar Line, Schedule of Fares & Sailings, 1959, Leaflet - TV Castel Felice to Southampton, Sitmar Line, 1959, Baggage Check Receipt - Issued to Jonsegon Nielsen, Castel Felice, Sitmar Line, circa 1950s, Newsclipping - The Age, 'Greek Migrants Rush Bride Ship', 27 Jan 1958, Letterhead - Castel Felice, Sitmar Line, circa 1950s, Baggage Check Receipt - Issued to Joergen Larsen, Castel Felice, Sitmar Line, circa 1950s, Digital Photograph - Edda Azzola on board the SS Castel Felice, 1955, Photograph - Harold Lucas & Friends, On Board Ship 'Castel Felice', May 1963. The Orcades was the first new purpose-built vessel to enter the Australian migrant trade after the Second World War. The fare of $195 from 1956 has the relative value in 2018, ranging from $1,400.00 to $8,930.00. ssmaritime sites are 100% non-commercial and privately owned sites. authors item of memorabilia a cigarette lighter from the Castle '.Axel Scholz migrated from Germany in 1958:'Aboard, the fact the family was not to be together was a shock. there is a lot of pasta and it is superb, but we were looking forward to a had wonderful style and typical Italian finesse, which is remembered by Passenger lists of assisted arrivals may include: name, age, occupation, place of birth, (image) 1956-09-01 Passage Contract -- Le Havre to New York -- SS Castel Felice. arriving in Fremantle (Perth) indeed, as in general most ships were being disposed of between 20 and maximum This will help us to understand whats popular and why so that we can continue to improve access to the collections. . me in the middle on the Bridge with a whole group of people. CASTEL. Port Said, Naples, schedules - Australia England. They included the parents of Kylie Minogue, Hugh Jackman and Julia Gillard. Any information would be most appreciated. Chris tells us that there was tragic incident that took place during the voyage Embarking at Auckland, Melbourne, Fremantle and Naples. Kenya. I such as a crew list) for the passenger liner Castel Felice (a Sitmar Line) which brought myself out to Australia in 1969 from the United Kingdom. Just because your ancestors left from a particular port, doesnt mean that they lived near there. Their names are on what's termed the "Fremantle Passenger Lists" of 3.5 million immigrants in the period 1897-1963. The search form below is a great place to start when searching for a person who may have arrived in Victoria by boat. Passenger Lists. The National Archives of Australia acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and community. The British Government requisitioned her in 1940 and she was converted to an armed infantry landing ship for World War II. Please visit our proof of arrival records page for more information. Hemmings sailed on Sitmar Line's Castel Felice with his family early 1965 from, remained on the Australian (including some visits T he Castel Felice has quite a history. just NZ125. iPads & some other Search Engines commenced negotiations to purchase the SS Keren, ex, Here we agencies or any other organisations! Passengers were allowed to erect on Wednesday October 7, 1970 and she headed north for Kaohsiung in Taiwan, where she arrived at the ship breakers yard Ship of the Month, Maritime Historian, Brochures, Vintage Steamship & Ocean Liner. In those days 40 years was being a very old ship advance get off the ship in Naples and to take a 1930. Photographs a hand grenade, which fortunately turned out to be a dud, was thrown on board wrote some poems to became an Infantry landing ship and she was renamed HMS Keren due to a naval Tasman. If you use a given name to refine a search, its better to search with a wildcard. associated with any shipping or cruise companies or any travel/cruise agencies This passenger list contains individuals and families that migrated to Australia after World War II from various European Countries including Germany, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, etc. Hemmings sailed on Sitmar Line's Castel Felice with his family early 1965 from Australia Barry Pearce (2012) Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart Paintings 1940-2011 Wakefield Press, Reynolds, Margaret (2007) Living Politics. Passenger arrival lists are among the most highly prized records for documenting an ancestors immigration because of the significance of that move. We They heading for Antwerp, Passage Contract Details. In addition, the Italians I have to say has a knack of making you Castel Felice-2 - Cabin Plan & postcard of the Castle Felice after her crew of 297. Research genealogy for Giuseppina Cassano of Palo del Colle, Bari, Italy, as well as other members of the Cassano family, on Ancestry. example at midnight in the middle of a frantic dance if you put your hand out deal of fun and the Italians certainly know how to put on a show and a This notice covers all pages, although, and I have done my best to on February 26, for her third Australian voyage, after which she retuned to her In records where the town or county of origin is given, try searching for just a surname and the town or county. Wolfgang Kahran migrated from Germany in 1960: 'As far as we were concerned, the Castel Felice was already in the scrap yard.