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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 05:28
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Your Mother was emigrating to Australia? The government ran charter flights bringing immigrants out to Australia from various countries (see next para). Various operators provided services. I'd suggest if your Mother was emigrating she came on a BOAC charter flight with a mix of Austrians and Greeks, since she boarded in Athens. Melbourne is said to be the seventh largest Greek city in the world.

Belgian migrants arrive by Qantas BRITANNIA aircraft - Sixteen Belgian families - comprising 43 adults and 50 children, arrived at Melbourne by a Chartered Qantas Brittania as assisted migrants from Brussels in February, 1962 - The flight was arranged by the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration and came to Australia via India, Singapore and Darwin (from an Australian Government archive)

The aircraft above is obviously a Britannia, you can just see the "C" of BOAC below the No. 1 engine.
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