Passengers rescued from burning MV SKAUBRYN on deck of CITY OF SYDNEY

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The Norwegian liner SKAUBRYN was the only vessel lost at sea during the era of post-war migration to Australia, when it caught fire and sank in the Indian Ocean in 1958. For the 60th anniversary of the incident, a small photographic exhibition is on display in our galleries.

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ANMM Collection ANMS0214[083]. Gift from Barbara Alysen. Reproduced courtesy of the International Organisation for Migration.

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