Leaving Cyprus for a new life

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Leaving Cyprus for a new life
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A new book details the journey, and the lives, of a group of Cypriots who left the island in 1951 on board a ship destined for Melbourne. ALIX NORMAN hears more about their colourful trip

In December 1951 the SS Corsica set sail from Limassol. Aboard were 784 Cypriot passengers, off to Australia in search of a better life. But little did they know that the next two months would be fraught with danger, disease and near-drownings…

“This was the largest group of Cypriots to ever leave the island at one time,” says Constantinos Emmanuelle, who...

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Leaving Cyprus for a new life

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