Story: The voyage out

Steerage passengers eating dinner

Steerage passengers eating dinner

Here steerage passengers are portrayed eating dinner on board an emigrant ship of the 1850s. The trestle tables at which they are seated extend along the centre of the steerage space, while bunks line either side.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-109-054

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John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Life on board', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005