23 May 2013

Passenger from Down Under


Australian Passenger

SYDNEY. Saturday.--Only one Australian--a Melbourne man--will be a passenger on the Queen Mary when she sets out from Southampton on Wednesday on her maiden voyage.

For later trips the chairman of the Commonwealth Bank Board (Sir Claude Reading) and Mr. Stuart F. Doyle have booked passages.

The Melbourne man applied direct to London more than a year ago. Bookings for the maiden voyage were complete two years ago, and the berths booked since then have followed cancellations.

No Australians have been allotted cabins on the return maiden voyage on June 5, but there will be a few in the tourist class.

- The Mail, Adelaide, SA

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