Historical information

The "Viva" was a steamboat operated by George Dent that ran on the Yarra River between Princes Bridge and Hawthorn Bridge from 1860-1861.

Physical description

Printer flyer pasted onto cardboard advertising ferry services between Melbourne and Hawthorne [sic]. Corrections to ferry departure times are in black handwritten ink. Flyer has losses around edges and stains from 'blue-tack' verso.

Inscriptions & markings

Black ink, printed recto: "PIC-NIC PARTIES/ AND OTHERS./ A Steamer to Hawthorne Twice a day./ On and after Monday Next, 26th march, the/ STEAMER/ "VIVA"/ Will Run daily, (Sundays Excepted) between Melbourne and/ HAWTHORNE,/ Landing Passengers at Survey Paddock, Gardner's Creek, and/ any other place along the Yarra Banks./ Leavers Hawthorne Bridge 10 a.m./ 2 p.m./ 5.30 p.m./ Leaves Princes' Bridge, melbourne 12 p.m./ 4 p.m./ Fare One Shilling/ EACH WAY./ N.B.-Parties wishing to send packages or parcels by the Steamer th(?).../ will be received and a receipt given at the waiting room, Melbourne, or on board.../ by George Dent, who will execute any orders in Town./ Small Packages, - 6d. Large Packages, - 1s/ Abbot & Co., Printers, Melbourne.