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RIL Nieuw Holland

Was lucky enough to sail on the old Nieuw Holland from Singapore to Sydney via Indonesian ports in I think1958.

A very happy voyage the old ship, all teakwood and brass creaked as she rolled. The Dutch officers spoke English with Aussie accents and the Master was a good type inviting me to the Bokkma Club. Food was excellent and the crew well trained

On the Queen's birthday we drank her health with Orange Blossom cocktails. Passengers were nearly all Aussies and very friendly many had done the round trip to Hong Kong the ship's home port.
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