Montevideo Maru Project and website

May 19, 2009 2:26 PM

Dear Mac,

It is a long time since I have been in contact with you. (see "Dive on the Montvideo Maru")

As you can see I am still working on the Montevideo Maru Project.

We now have our web site, thanks to a wonderful young man Jeremy Harrison of Outre Media, the Grandson of S/Sgt (Lieut) Jack (John) Elton 34th Engineers Rabaul, who escaped.

Who has set up our web site and we hope in the next month that all the new information that has come in will go up.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please place our web site: www.montevideomaru.org as a link and may we place your web site as a link on ours?

I have enclosed a letter for you hoping that you will be able to put this letter up on your web site?

I am keeping a promise I made to my late Mother, to discover the Truth of what really happened in Rabaul, New Britain, Kavieng, New Ireland and in the surrounding Islands of The Mandated Territory of New Guinea.

There are thousands of relatives all over Australia, we need to contact them all, I am amazed at the ones who I have contacted some did not even know what happened to their Love Ones and they are so thankful when I can give them some information.

If you have time have a look at our web site and click on Family Histories, there is a story about a wonderful Salvation Army Band Member of 2/22nd AIF Battalion, Fred Kollmorgen who was the only Salvation Army Band Member to escape and is still alive.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

Thank you for caring,


Cynthia Schmidt



Nice to hear from you, and by a copy of this mail to my Web Master, Terry Kearns in Atlanta Georgia, I ask him to please add your web site link to AHOY. there is no problem to your adding our link to your new web site.

Good luck in your continued task to find the truth about the Montevideo Maru project, sheer persistence in the end will, I am sure prevail.

Best regards,

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