Emigrant Voices Under Sail

Seminar & Workshop

what 19th century shipboard diaries reveal

The observations, activities and reflections recorded in the shipboard diaries of our emigrant forbears deserve more attention than they have so far attracted.  For most, this was a unique experience; yet, we’ve inherited relatively little understanding of what their journey was really like.

This seminar and workshop offers an opportunity to examine various aspects of emigrant voyages to New Zealand from the passenger’s perspective.  It has been developed and will be presented by the founding director of ResearchWriteNZ, Dr Jennie Coleman. For more than two decades, Jennie has sought the emigrant voice from shipboard diaries to inform both her professional and personal research.  She combines her experience as an educator with sympathetic and sensitive analysis of diary entries to deepen our understanding and enhance our appreciation of those epic journeys.

Should you have access to a shipboard diary, you are encouraged to use this as a workshop resource.

If you know the name of the ship(s) your forbear(s) arrived on, and/or year(s) or port(s) of arrival, a diary or diaries of the voyage(s) may be available – please discuss this with Jennie as soon as possible.

There is no disadvantage to participants who have neither of the above: copies of shipboard diaries will be made available for the workshop. Please discuss your preferences with Jennie as soon as possible.

Contact:  jennie@researchwritenz.com

Tel:  (03) 470 1109

Venue:  First Floor,  Capitol Building,  67 Princes Street,  Dunedin

Located between the Octagon & Moray Place, opposite the Savoy. Lift available.

Cost:  $45 (incl GST); morning & afternoon tea provided

Payment: Must accompany completed Registration Form

Payment options: Cash, Cheque payable to ResearchWriteNZ,

or electronic transfer to A/c No. 38 9006 0850218 05

Parking: Four-hour meters in nearby Queen’s Gardens  – $1/hr

DCC parking buildings in Moray Place – $2 /hr


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