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.
Frances Duberly was travelling to India with her husband Captain Henry Duberly, a British Army Officer, as he had been posted to the country.
Rachel Henning emigrated to Australia in 1861 to join her sister Annie and brother Biddulph who had emigrated there on the SS Great Britain in 1853.
Samuel Archer worked on the SS Great Britain as the surgeon for two voyages.
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.