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Title Passenger Contract Ticket, TSS Marathon, Issued to E & J Brookfield, London to Melbourne
Date 14 Apr 1920
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference HT 23922
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Tickets of Passage
Description Passenger contract ticket on pink paper for Mrs E Brookfield and son John (aged 9) on board the Aberdeen Line ship TSS Marathon from the Port of London to Melbourne. The third class passenger ticket shows that the ship was due to depart on 13 April 1920; however the ticket was issued on 14 April and the balance paid on 19 April 1920 for a total cost of 54 pounds. The ticket is also stamped cancelled, dated 1 May 1920. Mother and son were travelling to Australia to be reunited with their husband/father who had migrated eight years earlier in order to purchase land and build a house.
Biographical Note / History This passenger contract ticket provides a useful insight into early 20th century immigration from Britain to Australia, documenting the shipping line and ship, ticket type and prices, departure and arrival points; all assisting in representing early 20th century immigration processes.
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 TSS Marathon
People Brookfield, E; Brookfield, John
Keywords Aberdeen 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