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Nepean Historical Society presents


Hell Ship - the Journey of the Ticonderoga

Performed by Michael Veitch                Co-Written with Peter Houghton
Produced by Chester Creative
In 1852 the Ticonderoga was a handsome clipper ship with a nightmare hidden in its holds. A story almost lost, this is a true moment of Australian maritime folklore. Journey through hopes of a new world, then almost smell the rotting stench of them slipping away. Travel the themes of family, of grit, of courage and of love.
She limped into Port Phillip and was kept at the Quarantine Station where today the story is told. This is the story of a junior Ship's Surgeon - James William Henry Veitch

"Master story-teller Michael Veitch carries us back to early Melbourne with a personal history woven into our shared colonial past. He brings back from the dead the benighted souls who perished on the hellish journey of the Ticonderoga and the few wretches that survived. It's a poignant tale with a vividly regenerated cast of characters. Michael Veitch does it all, brilliantly and single-handedly." . . .  Max Gillies AM



Badcoe Hall at The Quarantine Station
Point Nepean, Portsea, Victoria 3944

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