Griffith University Visiting Fellow Dr Dorothy (Dot) Wickham discusses her research into The Artemisia: the first immigrant ship of free settlers from England. The Artemisia’s maiden voyage arrived in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay area in mid-December 1848, with a passenger count of around 240 men, women, and children.
In this talk, Dorothy will discuss how she has reconstructed the lives of passengers using familiar genealogical and historical data, and documents from the public record. Her research reveals a myriad of interesting stories, challenges, strands, interactions, and connections. As a result, Dorothy’s research prompts the questioning of traditional colonial stereotypes and generalisations, and demonstrates how the historical lens can shift when exciting new themes have the chance to emerge.
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