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Folder - Great Britain (ship)

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

Object Registration
harry gilham collection, s.s. great britain
Historical information
Brunel's SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. When she was launched in 1843 she was called 'the greatest experiment since the Creation'. She made many voyages to Australia bringing many immigrants to a new life.

"Andrew Ross, headmaster of the Kangaroo Ground School is said to have recorded in his diary "that having climbed the hill in 1852, and requipped with a powerful telescope observed the arrival in Port Phillip of the steam-powered Great Britain direct from England" - Cover story The Kangaroo Ground Memorial Tower, The Genealogist, March 2010 p. 3

Folder includes: colour brochure about the site of the ship in Bristol which can be visited, tourist 2 pages printout from Maritime History Virtual Archives (2001), 4 pages printouts from, two pages from Brunel, seven pages from ss Great websites no longer accessible.

Transcription of article in "The Evelyn Observor" Remiscences and other text photocopied from unidentified book, Copy of Shipping advertisement from The Argus, August 19, 1864 and an original copy or facsimile.
Original and photo copies of "Maggie's Isles" from The Age 7 August 1999. and photocopy from unidentified source
Inscriptions & Markings
HG Booklet 50
Last updated
25 Apr 2020 at 12:00PM