Any­one re­call MV Waiben?

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

SOME of your read­ers may re­mem­ber the MV Waiben – one of John Burke’s coastal cargo and pas­sen­ger ships that op­er­ated be­tween Bris­bane and Thurs­day Is­land from 1959 to 1964. It called in at Townsville on the way to and from TI bring­ing all sorts of sup­plies and visi­tors.

I’m pre­par­ing a history of the Waiben and was hop­ing read­ers may have some photos or mem­o­ries of it. My fa­ther Robert was elec­tri­cal engi­neer aboard the ship and gave me a num­ber of colour slides. Go to in­di­ca­tor­loops. com/ waiben if you are in­ter­ested.

If read­ers are able to help, even if it is with an anec­dote or two, then please email me at richard@ wald­ing. com. I look for­ward to some great replies.


WALD­ING, Re­search Fel­low, Grif­fith Univer­sity.

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