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The Resource Hell ship : the true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga, one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history, Michael Veitch

Hell ship : the true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga, one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history, Michael Veitch

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Hell ship : the true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga, one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history
Title
Hell ship
Title remainder
the true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga, one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history
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Michael Veitch
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Language
eng
Summary
For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passed down through Michael Veitch's family: the story of the Ticonderoga, a clipper ship that sailed from Liverpool in August 1852, crammed with poor but hopeful emigrants-mostly Scottish victims of the Clearances and the potato famine. A better life, they believed, awaited them in Australia. Three months later, a ghost ship crept into Port Phillip Bay flying the dreaded yellow flag of contagion. On her horrific three-month voyage, deadly typhus had erupted, killing a quarter of Ticonderoga's passengers and leaving many more desperately ill. Sharks, it was said, had followed her passage as the victims were buried at sea. Panic struck Melbourne. Forbidden to dock at the gold-boom town, the ship was directed to a lonely beach on the far tip of the Mornington Peninsula, a place now called Ticonderoga Bay. James William Henry Veitch was the ship's assistant surgeon, on his first appointment at sea. Among the volunteers who helped him tend to the sick and dying was a young woman from the island of Mull, Annie Morrison. What happened between them on that terrible voyage is a testament to human resilience, and to love
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Veitch, Michael
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ticonderoga (Clipper ship)
  • Ocean travel
  • Immigrants
  • Typhus fever
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Hell ship : the true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga, one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history, Michael Veitch
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063641024
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages. 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760630843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
Label
Hell ship : the true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga, one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history, Michael Veitch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063641024
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages. 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760630843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles

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