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Who Are They?
Three little Aussies
Alan's family of 7 - father William, mother Alice and their 5 young sons sailed to Australia aboard SS Asturias February 1951 arriving at Fremantle (Perth) April 1, then on to Sydney and by train to Brisbane.

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Our postcard of S.S. Asturias

Mum and my brothers Adrian (6) and Geoffrey (4) at Port Said (?) Egypt

Dad and mum with Adrian, Geoffrey and me "But I don't want to hold your hand!"

My brother Adrian (6) climbing onto an anchor chain aboard Asturias

Mum with me (3), Adrian (6), Eric (14), Geoffrey (4 -"I need to go!") and a young Scottish friend Fraaazer.

Mum and Eric (14), Adrian (6), Geoffrey (4), and little Alan (3) "It 'aint 'arf hot mum!"

Mum and Adrian(6) in a street of Aden, Arabia, now Yemen

Dad and Mum with Geoffrey (4) "Wind and Mozzies"

Dad and Mum in Colombo, Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. I still have that Safari Hat! Alan: "I'm tired! Geoffrey: "I still need to go!" Adrian: "Do you like my British hat?"

Mum and the "3 Stooges" in Ceylon? Geoffrey: "And I still need to go Mum!"

Mum and friend with Colombo police. Mum: "Ohh, I do like a man in uniform!"

Mum with Rickshaw driver in Colombo, and...yes, another policeman in uniform! Mum: "Ooo...look at those buttons!"

'Crossing the Equator' dress-up party. Adrian as a boxer (with head knocked off!) and me as a pirate. "Aaaarr me hearties!"

Me and my first love.  ?"But they called it 'Puppy looove'"?. Does she still pine for me I wonder.