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Chinese boy wanted to study



Church heads died  

THE relatives of Tan Jee Hoe, the Chinese

student who was killed in the Amana crash, will not be able to bring Tan's body back to Singapore for burial.

They said yesterday that they had used all   their funds to send Tan to study for a medical degree at Melbourne University.

Tan arrived in Fremantle on the "Gorgon" only   shortly before boarding the "Amana" for Melbourne.

The crash killed 28 people, including two high digna- taries of the Anglican


In Canberra yesterday Mr. Menzies, Prime Minister, said:

"On behalf of the Common- wealth Government, I extend our sincere sympathy to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the tragic air disaster in Western Australia today."

The lone survivor of the "Amana" disaster, Mr. E. W. Forwood, of Adelaide, was the oldest passenger aboard-and probably the most air-minded.

Mr. Forwood, who is 67, has been travelling by air for more than 20 years.

Although he travels frequently to Sydney and Melbourne by air, this was his first business trip to Perth for about 25 years.

Mr. Forwood is managing direc- tor of the engineering firm of Forwood, Down, and Co. Ltd.,


He is a bachelor, and lives with  

his two unmarried sisters.  

The three officers of the plane  

had all made their homes in Vic- toria.

First-Officer R. H. Willis, who came from Adelaide, has been fly- ing on Australian National Air- ways Perth-Melbourne-Sydney

service for more than l8 months.

He joined the R.A.A.F. when he was l8, and flew with a transport squadron in New Guinea.

His marriage to an Adelaide girl took place only last February.

Bishop praised

The Rt. Rev, Charles Herbert Murray was "one of the most able men the Church in Melbourne has ever produced," Archbishop Booth said yesterday.

Before his appointment as Bishop of Riverina, Bishop Mur- ray was vicar of Christ Church in South Yarra.

He and the Dean of Newcastle had been on a parochial mission in Western Australia before they were killed in the crash.

"He was a brilliant student, a sound administrator, and an understanding and affectionate friend," the Archbishop said.

Bishop Murray was born at Bruthen, in Gippsland,

His wife is a daughter of Canon Wheeler.

A memorial service will be held in St. Paul's Cathedral tomor- row, at the same time as a simi- lar service is held in Perth.

Migrant chaplain

The Rev. Norman Blow, Dean of Newcastle, came from England about l8 months ago to take up  

his appointment.

He came out as a chaplain on a migrant vessel.

"Although he had been here only a short time, he was prov- ing himself one of the city's best  

citizens," the Rt. Rev. F. Dewitt Batty, Bishop of Newcastle, said.