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Born on the voyage: Inscribing emigrant communities in the twilight of sail

Hobbins, Peter; Clarke, Anne; Frederick, Ursula


From the 1830s to the 1880s, non-stop voyages from the United Kingdom to the Australasian colonies created highly structured and insular shipboard communities. Emigrant experiences were shaped by the social spaces aboard sailing vessels, alongside layers of formal superintendence and informal communitas. While these increasingly literate travellers commonly recorded their passage in diaries and letters, other means of marking the journey are less well documented. Detailing the voyages to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Maritime History
DOI: 10.1177/0843871419874001


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