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Title Poster for RMS Oruba and Orotava, Orient Line Between London and Australia
Date c.1890-1906
Document Type Poster
Reference D_1993-107
Library / Archive Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Description These Orient Line steamers were both built in 1889. They operated on the Australian run via Suez from 1890 until 1906, (although Orotavia was diverted between 1899 and 1903 as a troopship during the Boer War). RMS Oruba could carry 126 First Class passengers, 120 Second Class and 400 Third Class passengers. At this time migrants to Tasmania (like the mails) generally arrived at a mainland port and arrived in Tasmania on interstate ferries such as the Coogee or Pateena.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Ports Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Australia; Hobart, Tasmania
Ships RMS Oruba; RMS Orotava
Keywords emigration, shipping, Orient Line, Boer War
Language English
Copyright Maritime Museum of Tasmania