Deaths on Emigrant Vessels to South Australia 1849-1865
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (22 pages)
Year: (1866) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
An emigrants journey was not easy. Apart from leaving family and friends, it meant months at sea, and conditions on board were not always welcoming. But our emigrant ancestors endured the trip and made a new life for themselves throughout the Australian colonies. Through any number of illnesses, accidents or other ailments sadly not everyone made the entire journey.
This CD is a facsimile of the "return showing deaths occurring on board emigrant ships to South Australia from 1849 to 5 June 1865" which was published in the 'South Australian Government Gazette' of 26 January 1866.
Each entry gives the following information:
- Date of Death
- Cause of Death
- Where buried
June 13 1853
June 26 1853
Measles & diarrhoea
Aug 7 1853
Oct 2 1853
Found dead in bed
This is a useful record for those looking for a 'lost' a family member, as death on the voyage out is always a possibility. This CD contains all 22 pages of the original document, and lists the names of several thousand people who died on voyages to South Australia.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original article. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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