Shipboard: the 19th century emigrant experience

Shipboard 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.

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> Discover more about 19th century immigration to Australia
Emigrating

> Find out about life on board ship
Life on board


> Read a selection of shipboard newspapers
Shipboard newspapers

> Read a selection of passengers' journals
Shipboard journals

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Shipboard

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