Hellship – The Journey Of the Ticonderoga [Melbourne]
Saturday November 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Badcoe Hall at The Quarantine Station Point Nepean,
Portsea, Victoria 3944
Portsea, VIC 3944
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About the Show
MATINEE WITH A BOOK SIGNING & PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY AFTER THE SHOW.
HER HORRIFIC VOYAGE AT AN END, SHE APPEARED AS A GHOST SHIP …
Experience the story of the Ticonderoga right where she anchored in 1852.
In 1852, the handsome emigrant clipper Ticonderoga arrived in Australia with a nightmare in her holds. One hundred of her passengers were dead, and nearly another hundred would continue to perish in quarantine.
On her 90-day voyage from England, deadly typhus fever had torn through her decks, spawning the name by which she would forever be known, Hell Ship.
Hell Ship – the Journey of the Ticonderoga is a story of hope, and hope dashed; of courage, vision and bravery. It is one of the stories of where we come from, and who we are.
It is also the story of a young ship’s surgeon on his first ever voyage, thrust into a struggle of life and death. This man was Veitch’s great-great Grandfather, James William Henry Veitch.
For Michael, this is a very personal story.
Join Michael Veitch for another important and mesmerising one-man show. FLAK had us in high in the skies of World War Two, and now we tread the decks of a creaky nineteenth-century clipper. It promises to be quite a journey.
This performance is made possible with the assistance of Nepean Historical Societ