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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Unclaimed baggage?

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While riffling through the online records in the National Archives, I came across this more-than-fifty-year-old baggage manifest from MS FLAVIA.

It says I arrived on these shores with two suitcases. I can only remember one. Is there still an unclaimed suitcase sitting at the Port of Melbourne?

I won't argue about the weight of 28 kilos which seems just about right as I've always travelled light. Compare that to a certain Heinrich Genz who weighed in at 610 kilos, and that chap Sigurd Brockhaus who even brought along his moped. As for Klaus Bormann, if he's the Bormann, he would've come with enough 'baggage' to sink the whole ship.


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