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Shipboard: the 19th century emigrant experience brings to life the experience of the long voyage to Australia undertaken by thousands of emigrants in the second half of the 19th century. It focuses on personal and collective experiences of the journey from the United Kingdom to Australia through personal diaries, sketches, published ships’ newspapers and ephemera, drawn from the vast collections of the State Library of NSW.
If you are researching the voyage of your immigrant ancestors Shipboard is invaluable, pointing you to unique sources unavailable elsewhere.
For more journeys through the library’s unique collections, click on the Library’s Discover Collections.