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Title Passenger Contract Ticket, Netherby, Black Ball Line, Steerage, London to Melbourne
Date 25 Apr 1862
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference HT 4746
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Tickets of Passage
Description Passenger contract ticket for Elizabeth Pratt (aged 44) and her son Edward (aged 15) for steerage passage from London to Melbourne on the Black Ball Line clipper ship 'Netherby', departing 25 April 1862. The cost was £28, paid in full. The ticket was printed by Rees & Roberts, "Lombard Press" 38, Gracechurch Street, City. The ship arrived in Melbourne on 3 August 1862.
Biographical Note / History The 'Netherby' was a wooden-hulled, square-rigged three-masted clipper ship built at Sunderland, United Kingdom, by Robert Thompson Jnr in 1858. It measured 176 feet long x 33 feet beam x 22 feet depth and was registered at 944 tons. The 'Netherby' made four voyages to Australia for the Black Ball Line between 1861 and 1866. It was wrecked on the west coast of King Island, on route to Port Phillip on 14 July 1866, fortunately with no loss of life amongst the 413 passengers and 38 crew.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Ports London, England; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ships Netherby
People Pratt, Elizabeth; Pratt, Edward
Keywords Black Ball Line, shipping, ticket, emigration
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museums Victoria Catalogue
Language English
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