From Adelaide to Çuracao, 1967

In 1967, I was living in Para Hills, a small town some 20 miles from Adelaide, South Australia.

I was about to return to England with my family, and I decided to take a few photographs before we left. As a result, I purchased my first camera, a simple ‘point and shoot’ device.

Photography was expensive in those days, at least for my pocket, and I took just a few colour transparencies using Agfa reversal film. From Adelaide we travelled to Melbourne where we boarded the RHMS Ellinis, a Greek ship of the Chandris Line, which subsequently crossed the Pacific, stopping in New Zealand, Tahiti, Panama Canal and Çuracao.

The results were predictably poor, but a few of the images may have a certain historical interest for some visitors.