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In 1852, the emigrant ship Ticonderoga limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare journey from England in which nearly 200 aboard died of typhus. Michael Veitch takes you on one man’s journey through one of Australia’s most horrific maritime events, when the ship’s young surgeon James William Henry Veitch, on his first voyage, is thrust into a struggle of life and death. It is a story of tragedy and loss, but also one of heroism and resilience. It is also a story of love found, and families born: the story of Michael’s great-great grandfather.

Hell Ship is performed by Michael Veitch, and co-written with Peter Houghton. Doors open at 6pm.

This event is part of Lake Mac Libraries History Illuminated festival.

When: Saturday 1 September 2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Belmont 16s, The Parade, Belmont
Cost: General $25, Lake Mac Library members $20
Contact:, 02 4921 0463
Hosted by Lake Mac Libraries