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Passenger List from Australia to New Zealand

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val1963 Report 1 Jun 2009 19:22

Can anyone help me with passenger lists from Sydney, Australia to New Zealand ( Wellington i think).January 1952

I have the passenger list from England to Sydney,Australia

they travelled on 5th January 1952 (ship) R.M.S "otranto".

I am looking for Mr H Lowerson, b1903, England.(Henry).

also Mrs M Lowerson, b1906, England.(Martha).

Any help would be appreciated

Many Thanks


AuntySherlock Report 1 Jun 2009 22:16

Hi, Start with googling "passenger lists australia-new zealand 1940-1960" You will retrieve some information. I will do a more detailed search for you this evening. Need to go to work.


val1963 Report 1 Jun 2009 23:08


Thanks I have looked on google for Passenger lists Australia-New zealand 1940-1960
from what ive found the passenger lists from 1951 to after 1952 are missing.
I've had no luck in finding anything else, If you could help i would be very grateful

Many Thanks

Ps Im off to bed now as ive got work in the morning i'll come back and check thhis thread tomorrow night when i get home from work.
thanks Val


AuntySherlock Report 2 Jun 2009 08:31

No luck so far. Family name is not very common. Is this by any chance Martha. She may have boarded in New Zealand and travelled back to England.

Name: M Lowerson
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1906
Age: 52
Port of Departure: Miami, Florida, United States
Arrival Date: 30 Sep 1959
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage: Miami, Port Everglades, Bermuda, Papeete, Auckland, Sydney and Fremantle
Ship Name: Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
Search Ship Database: View the 'Johan van Oldenbarnevelt' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Nederland Line
Official Number: 4721/20


AuntySherlock Report 2 Jun 2009 08:47

Try this site

You should be in a New Zealand page.
Click on "new post" on the topics line
Go down the page and complete all the information options, name, all new zealand, etc etc. When you get to the bottom put in your email address etc.

You may receive a response.


AuntySherlock Report 2 Jun 2009 08:58

More questions. Have you any idea from which port they left Australia.

Information about the ship:

The OTRANTO was a 20,026 gross ton ship, length 192,63m x beam 22,91m, two funnels, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 18 knots. Accommodation for 572-1st and 1,114-3rd class passengers. Built by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, she was launched for Orient Line (which had come under the control of P&O Line in 1919) and her maiden voyage from London (Tilbury) to Brisbane started on 9th Jan.1926. In 1939 she was fitted as a troopship and in 1942 became an assault ship and took part in the North African, Sicilian and Italian landings. Refitted to carry 1,412-tourist class passengers and overhauled in 1948-49, she resumed Australia sailings on 14th Jul.1949 when she sailed from London for Sydney and continued this service until starting her last voyage to Australia via Capetown on 13th Feb.1957. She was then scrapped at Faslane, Scotland. [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.1, P&O, Orient and Blue Anchor Lines] [Great Passenger Ships of the World by Arnold Kludas, vol.3]


val1963 Report 2 Jun 2009 21:12


I am sorry I dont know which port they sailed from in Australia.

I have been on the web site that is above and put all the information in, So i'll just wait and see if i get a response

Yes that is her in 1959 she came over for a visit and returned to Wellington in 1960

Many Thanks