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Title Diary of a Voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand Aboard Ship General Roberts
Author Smethurst, S L
Date 8 Oct 1884 - 19 Jan 1885
Document Type Personal Account
Reference SAS/3/2/5
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Description Diary describing the journey conditions to New Zealand, including the food, behaviour of passengers in steerage and incidences of theft from the cargo hold by the crew.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia; New Zealand
Places Cape Verde, Africa
Ports Liverpool, England; Auckland, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality English; Scottish
Ships General Roberts; SS Rotomahava
People Smethurst, S L
Keywords passenger, emigration, shipping, journey conditions, health and sickness, food, disease, entertainment, theatre, music, sailor, animals, crime, theft, injury, Christmas, travel, religion, death
Language English
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Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library