The GEELONG OF LONDON, R. BIDWELL, MASTER, BURTHEN 7951/5029 TONS FROM THE PORT OF LONDON VIA MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, 4TH APRIL 1914
Passenger list available from the Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters website at: http://marinersandships.com.au/1914/04/018gee.htm
GEELONG AT MELBOURNE.
The P. and O. Branch liner Geelong, en- route from London and Capetown, arrived at Melbourne yesterday. The Geelong in command of Captain R. Bidwell, left London on February 5. A strong gale, which lasted for three days. was encountered in the Bay of Biscay, and on February 12 a call was made at Las Palmas for coal. The voyage was resumed, and after a moderate passage Capetown was reached on March 1. Passengers were embarked, and additional coal shipped. From Capetown to arrival the weather conditions were most desirable, and the 348 passengers on board enjoyed themselves immensely. Games were freely indulged in, and, in addition, three fine fancy dress balls and a children's carnival were successfully carried out.
Twenty-six passengers left the vessel here, and the remainder, who are mainly nominated persons, chiefly the wives and families of settlers who had previously arrived, are bound for the eastern States. Their general behaviour has been highly satisfactory, and, with the exception of a few cases of appendicitis, which were success fully operated on by the ship's surgeon, the health of the traveller's has been perfect. It is expected that the Geelong will leave Melbourne tomorrow and arrive here on Monday.
From the Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) of Friday 27 March 1914, Page 4. GEELONG AT MELBOURNE from: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/159118710?
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