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Ship Diaries and Journals on the Voyage to Australia
Presenter: Carmel McEvey, Claire Dunlop, Graham Thorley, Paul Harris
Carmel McEvey introduces the topic before Claire Dunlop's talk on ship newspapers. Graham Thorley gives an account of the voyage of the Golden Empire in 1863. Paul Harris speaks about the journey the California in 1853. Handouts: Critically analysing a diary  Ship Diaries & Journals of voyages to Australia: Golden Empire 1863, Diary of Daniel Baldwin (from Graham Thorley talk) Ship diaries
Topics related to this webcast: Immigration, Ireland, Shipping
Presenter: Jenny Scammell
Jenny discusses the 19th century shipwrecks on the coastline of Victoria through the lens of three vessels, the Sacramento, Joseph H Scammell and the Schomberg.
Topics related to this webcast: Shipping, Victoria, Victoria-and-Tasmania-Discussion-Circle
Passenger Records
Presenter: Claire Johnson
Claire Johnson describes the records available to assist you to research your ancestor’s voyage to Australia.
Topics related to this webcast: Immigration, Shipping, Victoria
Migration to Australia - Departure and the Journey
Presenter: Stephen Hawke
In the second of his talks on migration Stephen Hawke examines the conditions emigrants experienced prior to and during the voyage. He looks at the resources available to assist with researching the subject.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Immigration, Shipping
Migration to Australia Push & Pull Factors
Presenter: Stephen Hawke
Stephen Hawke examines the factors that contributed to the emigration of many people from the south-west of England to Australia. This is Part 1 of two talks on the subject of migration.
Topics related to this webcast: Immigration, Shipping
Through the Surgeon’s Eye
Presenter: Colleen Arulappu
In this presentation Colleen describes the illnesses and treatments encountered by convicts during their transportation to Australia. She draws on the many surviving journal kept by the Surgeons assigned to the transport ships.
Topics related to this webcast: Convicts, Shipping, Surgeons
Presenter: Liz Rushen
In this presentation Liz Rushen describes the life of John Marshall, an extremely active emigration agent, who assisted thousands of people to migrate to Australia in the 19th century
Topics related to this webcast: Immigration, Shipping
Presenter: Lynda Collier
This talk explores the lives of a group of London needlewomen who migrated to Melbourne in 1850 under the auspices of the Fund for promoting Female Emigration. Lynda Collier describes the fund, life on board the Culloden, and their lives in Melbourne.
Topics related to this webcast: Shipping
Presenter: Peter Prideaux
Dr Prideaux discusses the onboard conditions of passengers travelling in close confinement to Australia in the 19th century. The high death rates of early immigration schemes led to changes to help mitigate the dangers of the voyages.
Topics related to this webcast: Shipping
Presenter: Meg Bate
The presentation discusses the development of intra-colonial shipping between the ports in Tasmania and outward to the other colonies, especially Victoria. Reference is made to physical and digital resources available to research shipping and passenger records.
Topics related to this webcast: Shipping, Tasmania
Presenter: Meg Bate
This talk outlines the development of the early colonial ports of the western district of Victoria. The sources of information available to assist you to research your ancestors who lived or moved through the area are described.
Topics related to this webcast: Shipping
Presenter: Colleen Arulappu
This presentation explores the lives of five Royal Navy Surgeon/Superindents charged with the onboard welfare of convict women transported to Tasmania. The medical journals maintained by the Officers are the prime source of information for this very interesting presentation
Topics related to this webcast: Shipping