Post Tagged with: "Ships"

18 years old and in charge of the ship

18 years old and in charge of the ship

December 13, 2012

People & professions, Such was life:

The British barque Trafalgar docked at Williamstown on 16 December 1893 after a harrowing voyage. Several of the senior officers had died from fever on the journey, and the charge… Read More ›

Down to the sea in ships

Down to the sea in ships

January 30, 2012

Arts, Painting, Photography:

An enquiry from a customer regarding maritime painting uncovered a watery treasure-trove! The sun rising through vapour : Turner’s early seascapes by Paul Spencer-Longhurst Difficult to go past Turner’s astonishing… Read More ›

A ship and its voyage

A ship and its voyage

January 15, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

So you’ve trailed through immigration indexes and passenger lists and found your ancestor arriving into Australia. You may have discovered their age, their occupation, their nationality and possibly even details… Read More ›