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CAMERONIA'S FIRST VOYAGE AFTER £1,000,000 REFIT Described by passengers as "the Queen Mary of the migrant fleet." the British ship Cameronia (16.297 tons) arrived at Fremantle yesterday with 1.228 new Australians. The ship is on her first voyage after a £1.000.000 refit.
As her name implies, the Camer onia comes from Scotland. She brought 500 Scottish migrants to Australia. The other passengers all migrants--come from various places in the British Isles. A total of 61 disembarked at Fremantle to make their homes in this State. Nearly 30 years old, the Camer onia certainly has not the Queen Mary's size or superficial neat ness, but inside she is a picture of comfort and cleanliness. The cabins are spacious and vary from two to six berths. Each berth has a reading-lamp and each cabin has a wash-basin with hot and cold water. There are two trained nurses and a doctor aboard the ship and a "nanny"-Miss Moira Adam, of Glasgow-is in charge of the children. She is officially classified as a hostess and her headquarters is the well-equipped nursery. Passengers said that they had had "a very happy trip." and that the food had been good. Even the sea had cooper ated by remaining calm almost throughout the voyage. There was no sickness. This is the Cameronia's first trip to Australia. Before the war she carried passengers on the Glas gow-New York run and during the war she gave valuable service as a troopship.