• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001000

Hawthorn, Dorothy

  • Repository Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
  • Reference MSS1491
  • Date Range 1974 - 1974
  • Description

    Photocopy of a typed transcript of a talk titled ‘Variety is the Spice of Life’, delivered circa 1974 and relating experiences as an immigration officer aboard the Cunard liner, “Georgic”, used as a troopship and migrant transport in the 1950’s. Talk describes voyage of 1st Royal Australian Regiment to Malaya and embarkation of French troops in Saigon after withdrawal from Vietnam. The author comments on cultural differences, particularly the chaos and “jungle hygiene” of the French troops compared with the routines and organisation of the Australian troops.

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    • Hawthorn, Dorothy (1901 - 1983)