|Printed from the Auckland Museum New Zealand web site on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:30:58 p.m..|
On this particular voyage, dad was signed on in Sydney on 13th December, 1923 and signed off again in Sydney, on 2nd February, 1929. He worked on the RMS Niagara for some years from 1916 and again from October, 1928 to December, 1929.
John Thomas (Jack) Ward was born at Tyndale on the Clarence River in northern New South Wales, Australia on 24th October, 1890 and supposedly ran away to sea at the age of 14. For many years he was a keen photographer, until, his son suspects, he was forced to sell his camera when he and his mother struck hard times on their poultry farm in western Sydney in 1939. He died on 24 July, 1959 in Wollongong, New South Wales.
The photo is donated by Brian George Ward (John Thomasís youngest son) and Warwick Michael Ward (John Thomasís eldest grandson).
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