Find out what life was like for people travelling on the SS Great Britain by reading extracts from their diaries and letters.
Annie Henning, her brother Biddulph, and his dog Gipsy emigrated to Australia in First Class in 1853.
Herman Zumstein was travelling from Melbourne to Liverpool, so he could go and visit family in Switzerland.
Rosamond D’Ouseley travelled on her own on the SS Great Britain so that she could visit family in Australia.
Sister Mary Paul Mulquin
Sister Mary Paul Mulquin shared her journey to Australia with other nuns from a convent in Ireland. They were going to teach in a school for Catholic girls near Melbourne.