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(11 pictures)
Picture relating to Cairns Harbour - titled 'Cairns Harbour Qld 1939'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Beryl Ross and Fred Milford on their wedding day, ca. 1939-1945'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Signing the marriage register, 1939-1945'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Christmas hampers for the troops, 1939'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Christmas party for incapacitated soldiers, 1939'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Soldiers enjoying a sing song around the piano, 1939-1945'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Women changing a tyre on a truck during World War II, 1939'
Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'War memorial at Charleville, ca. 1939'
Picture relating to Cunnamulla - titled 'Anzac Day commemoration services at the War Memorial in Cunnamulla, Queensland, 1939'
Picture relating to Lowood - titled 'Celebrating Jubilee Day at Lowood State School, 1939'
Picture relating to Strathpine - titled 'General MacArthur inspecting the artillery gun at Strathpine, Queensland, 1939-1945'

Cairns Harbour Qld 1939

contributed by Willeen, taken in June 1939
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SS Kanimbla - Cruise: June - July 1939 Sydney to Cairns.
The twin screw motor vessel KANIMBLA was built for McIlwraith McEachern Limited and from May 1936 until September 1939 she operated a passenger service between Cairns and Fremantle. Upon the outbreak of war she was requisitioned on 5 September 1939 and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser at Sydney. She commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS KANIMBLA on 6 October 1939.