Shipboard: the 19th century emigrant experience

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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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Sketches made during a voyage on the sailing ship Parramatta, 1873-1874 / by George Sydney Waterlow
1873-1874
George Sydney Waterlow
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a3235002
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Ship "Eaton Hall". Inscription on back of photo reads: [sic] "Migrants from England to Australia aboard the "Eaton Hall". One representative of each family was below decks cooking or arranging a meal, all the others and some crew are on deck" - On board ship en route to Australia
Migrants from England to Australia aboard the "Eaton Hall" View collection item detail
Digital ID: 
bcp_02064
P&O company steamer "Britannia" leaving Circular Quay - Sydney, NSW
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bcp_02025
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The "Garonne" journal.
1879
Digital ID: 
a5323001
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The "Garonne" journal.
1879
[S.l.] : Printed on board the S.S. "Garonne" by R.W. Comley
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a5323005
Ticket for transport of Mr Anderson and family and Thomas Robertson from Glasgow to Port Phillip, 18 October 1852
18 October 1852
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a5318001
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William J. Jenkin's Passenger ticket, 31 May 1878
1878
Digital ID: 
a5319001
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Made possible through a partnership with Robert John Pritchard