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Maritime History Association Heritage Talks

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Hougoumont Hotel

15 Bannister Street

Fremantle, WA 6160

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"The convict ship Hougoumont: an appropriate charter?"

The sailing ship Hougoumont in 1867-68 brought the last shipment of convicts, including 62 Irish political prisoners, to Western Australia. When she was built in Burma, some sixteen years earlier, she was of a design already somewhat old-fashioned.

This talk examines why such a ship was chartered to carry convicts, the ancestry of “East Indies country ships”, and the unequalled reputation of Indian shipwrights in the 19th century.

Talk by Nick Burningham of the Maritime Heritage Association followed by a Q&A session.

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Hougoumont Hotel

15 Bannister Street

Fremantle, WA 6160

Australia

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