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.
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.
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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