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fortyfivedownstairs: Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga

8 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 13 June 2021

One event on 13 June 2021 at 5:00 pm

In 1852 the Ticonderoga was a handsome clipper ship with a nightmare hidden in its holds. She limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of Typhus.

A story almost lost, this is a true moment of Australian maritime folklore. Journey though hopes of a new world, then almost smell the rotting stench of them slipping away. All the time travel the themes of family, of grit and of courage – and love.

A young surgeon is thrust into the role of saving those left – and he did with a dedicated assistant at his side. This man was Michael Veitch’s great great Grandfather and his assistant, Annie Morrison his great great Grandmother. For Michael, this is a very personal story.


8 June
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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