Baby name story: Australis

SS Australis
SS Australis

Ekaterini Pachis of Greece was traveling to Australia aboard the SS Australis in mid-1967 when she gave birth to a baby girl.

Her daughter was named Australis Pachis, after the ship.

Right after Australis was born, she was gifted with “500 Australian dollars ($560 U.S.), raised by a collection aboard ship.”

Source: “Baby Named for Birthplace.” Spokesman-Review 5 Aug. 1967: 13.
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