Monday, 15 November 1937
Arrived here, lovely welcome band playing; men in water diving for pennies. Went ashore with Mr & Mrs Coulter, had a good look at the shops, had lunch, then met Mr & Mrs Wonden [?] Took us all around, to all the sites, in an Oldsmobile. Went to the beach, mountains, in fact saw everything that was to be seen. Got back to the boat at 5.30, sailed again at 6. Band playing sweet aloes, all had ropes of flowers, around our necks – had photo taken with Fred & Mabel, lovely send off.
[In 1936, Frederick Herbert Thearle, dentist, and wife Mabel lived at ‘Namrow’, Elfreida Street, Mosman, NSW, Australia. Frederick was born in 1892 in Moruya, NSW and married Mabel Ruddinan in Waverly in 1916. Fred was age 45 at the time, Thirza, 58.
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Ancestry.com. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.
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Mr R.T. Coulter (46), his wife, Mrs P. Coulter (48) and daughter Miss P. Coulter (17) along with Fred and Mabel Thearle were fellow passengers with Thirza aboard the RMS Moldavia when Thirza sailed from Sydney in February to London, the Coulters having joined the ship in Brisbane.