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Journeys : Dec10 Jan11
20 December 2010 / January 2011 Life on the move Pillage and chance incendiarism Travelling Bass Strait in 1959 Stuart Bridges She was seen as a revolution in tourism and transport. The Princess of Tasmania entered service on Bass Strait in 1959 and to capture the mounting excitement and anticipation of the time, one needs only to leaf through the pages of Motor News from 51 years ago. The Princess was the first ‘ro-ro’ (roll on-roll off) passenger vessel in the southern hemisphere and the first ship on the Australian coast to use stabilisers. Yet her histor y on Bass Strait was just the start of a long career on the world’s waterways. She only went to the breaker’s yard in 2005, under the name Tebah.
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