Thankyou and Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the many who have helped and inspired us to undertake, and continue the important task of preserving the traditions and examples of steady determination and courage, of Australia's merchant mariners in our nation's time of greatest peril. Whether with finance or advice, whether they are living or have "crossed the bar", we are seafaring brothers all :

  • Major General R.J. Sharp, AO,RFD,ED - for his guidance, advice and for his research and writing enabling the site to tell and reflect on the Australia wide story for coming generations.

Those of Burns Philp Shipping still among us, notably:

  • Mr J.D.O. (David) Burns
  • Chief Officer Jack Beal
  • Captain John (Snow) Ealey
  • Captain Eric McFadyen

The Ship's Masters who led us and taught us, including:

  • Captain Alec Donaldson
  • Captain Surtees (Stinger) Rothery
  • Captain Surtees (Boy) Rothery II
  • Captain William (Wild Bill) Wilding
  • Captain Len (Dusty) Millar
  • Captain William (Blueshirt) Michie
  • Captain Raymond (Dud) Duddell
  • Captain Andy (Chilly) Blain
  • Captain (Taffy) Williams
  • Captain J (Jimmy) Campbell
  • Captain Gordon (Corsets) Howe
  • Captain Neil Bickle