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The Ulcer, Sunday 22 May 1892, SS WILCANNIA

Date: 1892
Dimensions:
Overall: 327 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Ink on paper, string
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright:
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Ship newspaper
Object No: 00005843

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    Manuscript shipboard newspaper titled 'The Ulcer' for Sunday 22 May 1892, written by the passengers on board the SS WILCANNIA commanded by Captain Pentin. The first page has a cartoon, by Bumpsie, of the ship's Engineer titled 'Vanity Fair No. 2 Vulcan', the second page has an article about him. The paper contains stories, a short log, poems, jokes and mock advertisements. There is a story titled 'Die Fliegende Fische' with a colour illustration of a hybrid flying fish.

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