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Title Passenger Contract Ticket, Steerage Passage on the Orient Line Ship SS Liguria, London to Melbourne
Date 31 Mar 1887
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference ST 35464
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Tickets of Passage
Description Passengers contract ticket issued in Edinburgh to Charles W. Tennant for steerage passage on the Orient Line ship SS Liguria. The passage being from the Port of London (Tilbury) to the Port of Melbourne, sailing on the 31 March 1887. The ticket cost £16 16 shillings and was issued on 7 March 1887.
Biographical Note / History Charles W. Tennant migrated from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1887, travelling to Melbourne to join his sister, Mrs J. Simpson. He settled in Carlton and worked as a carpenter. In 1899 lack of work forced him to leave Melbourne, and he moved to Fremantle, Western Australia. He became a builder and contractor around Fremantle, and two years later, in 1901, married. He had two daughters and died in 1941. His eldest daughter donated the ticket to Museum Victoria.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Ports London, England; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Scottish
Ships SS Liguria
People Tennant, Charles W
Keywords Orient 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
Copyright Museums Victoria