Port to Port: Coastal Shipping in Australia – A Talk by the Queensland State Library
A Siren Series talk at the Queensland Maritime Museum – Thursday 24th October.

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Christina Ealing-Godbold and Kirsten Perris from the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) will be presenting Port to Port: Coastal Shipping in Australia at the Queensland Maritime Museum. This is another way to discover some of the ways you may find the movements of your ancestors, as coastal shipping was key to the movement of people and goods in the colony and state until the expansion of the railway. This Siren Series talk will be held on Thursday 24th of October, at 10am, in the QMM Shipping Room.

Christina Ealing-Godbold is a research librarian at the SLQ who has worked extensively with the Queensland history, shipping and family history records of the John Oxley Library. Kirsten Perris is a library technician who has assisted family historians in accessing State Library’s material by creating and editing family history information guides, web pages, and blogs, and ensuring the sites are up to date and relevant, for over 13 years. She also provides detailed research responses to family history public inquiries received via State Library’s Ask us free reference service.

Learn about the history of coastal shipping in 19th and 20th century Australia and the important role that it played in movement of passengers and freight. From 1830 onwards, competition in the coastal trade increased rapidly until the end of the first world war, when other forms of transport gradually took precedence.

Port to Port: Coastal Shipping in Australia – a Siren Series talk is free with Museum admission, and includes professionally catered morning tea afterwards.

Booking is essential, closing on Wednesday 23rd October.

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