Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Trove Tuesday: Four Ships - What Links Them?

My fellow Trovites and I been suffering some serious Trove withdrawals while their IT team sorted out a hardware failure, so my Trove Tuesday post today is going to be short and sweet - and you'll have to come back tomorrow to see what these four ships have in common.


First, there was the SS Belgic:

1885 'THE EMIGRANT S.S. BELGIC.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 4 August, p. 8, viewed 18 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13594424

1885 'EMIGRANT SHIP BELGIC.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 25 August, p. 7, viewed 18 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13596326

Second, there was the SS Gulf of Guinea:

1888 'SHIPPING-INTELLIGENCE.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 15 December, p. 11, viewed 18 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6912775

Third, there was the SS Murrumbidgee:

1890 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.:.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 12 September, p. 4, viewed 18 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8434852


And fourth, there was the SS Darmstadt:

1895 'SHIPPING.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 8 June, p. 2, viewed 18 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9326285


Wonder what all these ships have in common? Or WHO all of these ships have in common? You'll have to wait for my next blog post... If you know, or want to hazard a guess, feel free to leave a comment!