Coming to Australia from England was very exciting. Our ship was the "Strathaird", a huge vessel with a swimming pool, shops, a children's dining room and decks of cabins. We had fun on the trip with a Christmas Party (where we were given presents) and a fancy dress ball.
We saw many interesting places like Malta, Port Said and the Suez Canal. We saw Arabs riding camels. Next we visited Colombo, which looked like the London slums, with filthy, tiny streets. But at night with the moon shining it was beautiful. Soon we were reaching the Australian ports and at last Sydney.