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MV Baragoola Page Two


An Urgent Request by Reuben Goossens

Founder of “Save the Classic Liner Campaign”

Dear Supporters and friends.

I am well aware that the MV Baragoola may not fit my criteria as a “classic liner”, however, I believe with all my heart that this superbly historic vessel, which I have supported online for quite some time needs to be restored. She has now been purchased from the hands of doom, but funds are now urgently needed for the project to go ahead full steam. The Baragoola Preservation Association is doing a superb job and have worked so hard in obtaining her, now the job is to restore her, thus why not come aboard and assist!

Please Donate to the

Baragoola Preservation Association”

The Baragoola Preservation Association is currently accepting donations (they are legally incorporated and are - not for profit Association with the Authority to Fundraise). At this time the Baragoola Preservation Association cannot offer “tax deductibility” on donations made, therefore please bear this in mind before donating, however, also keep in mind of the importance of keeping this vital piece of maritime history alive and afloat for our future generations to see and enjoy!

Email contact:

The treasurer:


How to make your welcome Donations?


Cheque and money orders should be made out to:

“The Baragoola Preservation Association Incorporated”

And posted to:

The Baragoola Preservation Association,
PO Box 374,
Crows Nest, NSW, 1585.


Donations can be made directly to our Bank account:

Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Account Name: Baragoola Preservation Association Fundraising Account
BSB: 062 018
Account Number: 10260972

Or … Click the DONATE button below and donate securely with PayPal using your credit card!

I appreciate any assistance you can give, no matter what part of the world you are in, for if you truly love ships and the sea, you will appreciate this amazingly historic ferry that has plied Sydney’s famous harbour and sailed past the at times very rough Sydney Heads, that would have seen her pitch like mad, but came through it without ever being damaged!

For information and news please visit the Baragoola mainpage at: and support this important work to the fullest!

Reuben Goossens.

Maritime Historian, Author & Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer

Founder “Save the Classic Liner Campaign - (1995)


You may ask why get involved with this historic Sydney Ferry?

Read her story and you will understand why this 1922 built (steamer) is worth saving!


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For full historic details on this fine Ferry



MV Baragoola at Circular Quay and P&O’s SS Oriana at the Passenger Terminal

A postcard from the author’s collection


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