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Bob Smith
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    I have just had a long conversation with my Uncle, who was an engineer on the Ben line ships. He worked a lot out of HK and visited Australia a number of times, including Fremantle and Darwin. The time period is earlier than you are researching (50’s and early 60’s) but it might be of some help. I used to live in the East End of London and I can remember going to the reading room of the local library with my late Mother so she could check the paper to see when when my Uncle might dock in London. It was always a big event when he did, and on one occasion brought my mother an exquisitely designed silk dressing gown he had bought in HK.