i have full passenger list of the november 5th 1951 ormonde trip, but would like the early 1952 one about march- april. also the passenger list for the ss cameronia 1952. anyone who can help me with this, i would appreciate it. thank you.


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Hi Fred

You can request copies of the passenger lists you require using our online request form at http://reftracker.naa.gov.au/reft100.aspx?key=02PassRef.  One of our reference officers will then find the list a provide you with a quote for copying.  Please let them know that you require the full list, rather than just the page where an individual is mentioned.



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thanks tonia.

Hi Fred, I don't have any list of the SS Ormonde for 1952 but I can tell you the ship was scrapped in 1952 in Scotland where she was built in 1917, I don't know what month she was taken out of service but there is a lot of information on the net about the ship and the victorian archives holds a lot of records about the ship. hope this helps. Sam Grayson

thanks sam, igot a lot of the ships history. the 1952 trip was just trying to find some info a tom stevenson was enquiring about of his fathers trip as he was not sure if it was 1951or1952.

Hi Fred,

I have a snippet of information about that time which may help...

The SS Ormonde left Tilbury early in Jan 1952. I was a boy travelling on it, with my parents. I think we stopped at Algiers, Bombay, Colombo, not at Port said because of the riots, Aden, and then on to Fremantle and the east coast. I have memories that we stopped in Algiers but haven't seen it in the records and was trying to establish that fact.

    We disembarked at end of Feb in Sydney. Maybe she headed for Scotland in March-April ?

written a short history of the Ormonde which I am happy to share if that will help

That would be interesting - thank you very much :)

I have reduced the size of the file so of course the quality isn't as good as the printed version.  If you have any corrections or additions, I would be most grateful if you would write them up and send them to me.  It is this way that one can get closer to what actually was the case.  Enjoy.


Just had a look at the copy that has been uploaded and it is pretty difficult to read.  If you want a better copy, I could load it to my Dropbox tomorrow and leave it there for 24 hours.

No that's not too bad to decipher thanks. It's of great interest to me and I'll spend some considerable time with it. Unfortunately, I have little to add except for my journey in 1952. My mother did a history of the family and I'll go through her notes to see if I can add anything from there. Cheers


Interesting read, but as you point out the resolution is not the best.  I would be interested in getting a better copy.   I was a passenger (5 years old) in 1951 or 1952 travelling with family, but I am unsure of the date or destination.  It may have been the last return voyage, and I know it was a short trip from Sydney to either Brisbane or Melbourne.  I have photos, one showing my mother posing in front of the Ormonde name.

I have put a copy in my Dropbox and will leave it there for 48 hours.  You can download a high quality pdf from there.  Be interested in any additions and/or corrections.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/nythpz2wdaahcso/2012%20A%20short%20histor...

You can find out your actual immigration data in the National Archives of Australia by searching Ormonde under the various years at 

http://www.naa.gov.au. Just found a couple of such entries for relatives so know it works.


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