Thursday, 28 July 2016

WARATAH COLLECTED MAILS FROM ALBANY.

Waratah collected mails for South Africa at Albany, 23 January 1909, en route to the UK . Albany is a port city 418 km southeast of Perth and is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia (wikipedia). It makes sense that steamers bound for the UK, via South Africa, would collect mails. It is also interesting that the mails, according the newspaper source, were destined primarily for South Africa suggesting that in 1909 many people with connections in South Africa lived in Western Australia.






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