O'DOWD, Valerie & Barbara

16 July 1935 – 16 July 1993
Born 17 August 1959

Origin Wallasey, England, UK
First settled in Perth, WA


Departure Port Southampton
Arrival Year 1962


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Mum & I arrived in Fremantle Port on Australia Day 1962. Three generations of seafarers accompany this family. My father John O'Dowd was a Master Mariner. My grandfather John Akers was a Chief Engineer & I followed in their footsteps & hold a Master Class 3.


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