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Passenger Contract Ticket - SS Liguria, Orient Line, 1887 Document Reg. No: ST 035464

Summary:
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 pounds 16 shillings and was issued 7 March 1887.

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 the Museum.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss Jessie Tennant, 1985
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.1 cm (Width), 27.8 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, ships, steamships, tickets, port of melbourne
Themes this item is part of: Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: tickets
Inscriptions: Printed on top of paper: 'ORIENT LINE OF ROYAL MAIL SHIPS TO AUSTRALIA' - 'PASSENGERS CONTRACT TICKET'
Issued To: Mr Charles Tennant, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, 7 Mar 1887
Issued By: Orient Line, London, England, Great Britain, 7 Mar 1887
User: Mr Charles Tennant, London, England, Great Britain, 31 Mar 1887

Ship left Tilbury for Melbourne on this date.

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