Anyone recall MV Waiben?
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.