Posted by: maureenc | March 16, 2006

Photo of photocopy

The photocopy was one of those WET copies made in 1982 and is of the “Passengers’ Contract Ticket” dated 14 April 1898.
It was the contract for my grandfather to travel as a Third class Passenger (steerage?) on the steamship Oruba from Tilbury (Port of London) to Albany,Western Australia, for the princely sum of 15 Guineas.
The contract also includes a listing of the weekly Sale of Provisions for each adult Third Class passenger,even down to listing an allowance of 21 quarts of water.
Talk about a BASIC diet: flour,bread,salt beef,suet,Rice,peas(dried split peas is my guess,sugar,treacle,cheese,oatmeal……….. Posted by Picasa


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