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Passenger Contract Ticket - 'Netherby', Black Ball Line, Steerage, London to Melbourne, 1862 Document Reg. No: HT 4747

Passenger contract ticket for Elizabeth Pratt's 2 daughters Sarah (aged 11) and Elizabeth (aged 9) for Steerage Passage from London to Melbourne on the Black Ball Line clipper ship 'Netherby', departing 25 April 1862. Cost £15 paid in full. Printed by Rees & Roberts, "Lombard Press" 38, Gracechurch Street, City. The ship arrived in Melbourne on 3 August 1862.

The 'Netherby' was a wooden-hulled, square-rigged 3-masted clipper ship built at Sunderland, United Kingdom, by Robert Thompson Jnr in 1858. It measured 176 feet long x 33 feet beam x 22 feet depth and was registered at 944 tons. The 'Netherby' made four voyages to Australia for the Black Ball Line between 1861 and 1866. It was wrecked on the west coast of King Island, on route to Port Phillip on 14 July 1866, fortunately with no loss of life amongst the 413 passengers and 38 crew.

See related ticket issued to Elizabeth Pratt and her son Edward on the same voyage, registered at HT 4746.
Printed on pale blue paper with royal crest. All details completed in black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Alan & Mrs. Suzanne Cole, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.7 cm (Width), 20.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clipper ships, immigration, shipboard travel, tickets
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: tickets
Inscriptions: '24392/ "BLACK BALL" LINE/ of BRITISH & AUSTRALIAN EX-ROYAL MAIL PACKETS/ Passengers Contract ticket./1. - A Contract Ticket in this form must be given to every Passenger engaging a Passage from the United Kingdom to any place outside of Europe and not being within the Mediterranean Sea. 2.- The Victualling Scale for the Voyage must be printed on the body of the Ticket...'
Date Issued: Apr 1862

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