SS Barrabool - 1923 - London to Melbourne

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Date: 6 Sep 1923 to 25 Oct 1923
Location: [unknown]
Surnames/tags: Perrey Barrabool
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Harry and Eva Perrey and their three children, Evelyn (aged 10), Grace (aged 8) and Frank (aged 6) were from Chingford, Essex.

The official reason the Perrey family left England for Australia was because Grace suffered from asthma and the Doctors believed the Australian climate would help relieve the condition. But Grace Perrey told Lauren (Salisbury) Thomson that there had been some trouble with Harry gambling and they were encouraged to emigrate.

In March 1923 there was a newspaper article in the Chelmsford Chronicle where Harry had applied for financial assistance to make the journey.

Chelmsford Chronicle, 2 March 1923

The day before they sailed from England, many from Eva's family stayed at the Perrey house, sleeping four to a bed. Daisy Susannah (Girt) Saunders (1899-1977) saw the family off at Tilbury.

SS Barrabool - Postcard

The Barrabool, a steam ship of 13,100 tons was to sail to Australia, via The Cape.

SS Barrabool - Timetable
Ticket to Australia - Harry
Ticket to Australia - Eva and children
Commonwealth of Australia - Certificate of Identity
Melbourne Immigration museum - record of tribute

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