S is for…… .Ships
For me, as I research the folk who left the various shores of my ancestry to start a new life in the colony, their journey began the moment in which they boarded the vessel. Here I am going to attempt to gather a few glimpses of those ships.
|Courtesy of State of Victoria Library|
Josiah Turpin and his young Nephew, Josiah Ellis sailed on board the clipper, James Baines, which arrived into Melbourne in 1855. If you did not read the earlier post, you can read it HERE
The Hohnberg’s, Hartwigs and Noacks arrived from Prussia to South Australia during the timespan of 1841 – 1859. There were several ships that these families arrived on.
Cesar & Helene (1859)
|Courtesy of State Library of Queensland|
The Skyjold (1841)
|Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia|
There are more ships that I could have added to this post, but I shall leave it here for now. In some cases no picture or painting has survived. When looking at these vessels, it is so hard to imagine that with a few hundred passengers, crew, enough supplies for the 3 month journey plus luggage, just how they managed to survive the journey; but the did…..