Written from notes taken by Sabine Smyth during phone calls with Paul in Oct-Nov 2012 and adding some extra information after an email from granddaughter Tracey was received in November 2020.
Paul, his sister Waltraut and his parents Kurt and Elfriede Arndt arrived in Australia from Germany on the migrant ship Fairsea in 1956. Her granddaughter Tracey Horsburgh remember ‘she was very sea sick coming to Australia’.
Kurt and Elfriede lived at Benalla Migrant Camp for three years after being transferred from Bonegilla, where they stayed for five weeks only.
Elfriede worked at Latoof and Callil, and Kurt worked for the Benalla Railways his whole life.
|Name||Date of Birth||Parent||Camp Date|
|Paul Arndt||Wednesday 18th August 1948||Mr Kurt||02/08/1956|
|Waltraut Arndt||Friday 1st August 1952||Mr Kurt||04/02/1958|
Please note that the records retrieved from Benalla Cemetery do not mean that the individuals listed were camp residents, they merely share the surname.
They are presented in that they may be of assistance for genealogical purposes.
|Kurt Paul ARNDT||1976||55YRS||LAWN||External Link|
|Elfriede Marianne ARNDT||2015||93YRS||LAWN||External Link|
|Paul Kurt ARNDT||2020||71 YRS||LAWN||External Link|