Date(s) - 03/08/2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Portsea Village Resort
(FANCY DRESS THEMES, SCOTTISH, SAILORS, OLDE WORLD, 1852)
The ‘Ticonderoga’ Migrant clipper departed from Liverpool on 4 August, 1852 with 795 hopeful emigrants and 57 crew. After a hellish voyage, it entered Port Phillip Heads on 3 November, 1852, with 104 dead, mostly from typhus. It landed at Pt Nepean Quarantine Station on 4 November, 1852 and finally departed for Melbourne on 22 December, 1852, after another 76 passengers died, a total of 180 or 25% of passengers.
This commemoration celebrates the lives of the passengers, crew and their descendants, who settled the colony of Victoria during the Victorian gold rush, when it was in desperate need of able bodied citizens.
Portsea Village Resort will host the commemorations and re-enactments from 3 to 10 November, 2019, and from 19 to 22 December, 2019, when the final plague ship voyage from Portsea to Hobsons Bay will be re-enacted. All sailors and descendants of the Ticondergga are welcome.