COGEDAR - Cia. Genovese d'Armamento - was an Italian line which earned a name for itself during the heady years of the migrant boom in the 50s and 60s. Operating a small fleet of re-built cargo and passenger ships, COGEDAR provided cheap, comfortable fares for people travelling all over the world - especially to Australia.
M/S AURELIA - 1968
COGEDAR’s most famous ship, Aurelia was tiny by modern standards. Regardless, this plucky vessel had a massive career and she would be remembered fondly by the thousands she carried for new lives in Australia.