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Ticket for London to Sydney aboard ORUBA

Date: 1894
Dimensions:
Overall: 280 x 201 mm, 1 mm
Display Dimensions: 202 x 279 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Jeff Rigby
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Ticket
Object No: 00001924
Place Manufactured:England

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    Description
    A third class passenger ticket to Australia issued to George Brownie in 1894 to travel from London to Sydney aboard the ORUBA.
    The top of the ticket reads `Orient Line Royal Mail Steam - Ships to Australia.' The ticket was issued to 15 year old Brownie to travel on the steam ship ORUBA from London to Sydney, leaving on the 10 August 1894. Bought from 'Thomas Cook and Sons, Tourist and Shipping Agents 13 July 1894, Birmingham'.
    HistoryThe ORUBA was built in 1889 by Vickers - Armstrong’s in Barrow for the Orient - Pacific Line. She was a single screw steamer with two funnels, four masts and accommodation for 126-1st, 120-2nd and 400-3rd class passengers. In 1906, with the other Pacific Steam Navigation Co ships, she was bought by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. and was changed to their colour. continued on the Australia service until Oct 16th 1908 when she commenced her last sailing to Australia. ORUBA was then placed on Royal Mail Steam Packet's service to Buenos Aires. Purchased by the British Admiralty in 1914, she was rebuilt to represent the battleship, HMS ORION.
    ORUBA was scuttled at Mudros Harbour, Lemnos Island, Greece as a breakwater in 1915.


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