Brunel’s SS Great Britain – An Incredible Journey 1843 to 2018
Dr Matthew Tanner MBE, the Director and Chief Executive of the SS Great Britain Trust in Bristol, England, will tell the amazing story of the world’s first great passenger liner.
This presentation by Dr Matthew Tanner MBE, the Director and Chief Executive of the SS Great Britain Trust in Bristol, England, will tell the amazing story of the world’s first great passenger liner.
Invented by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this great iron ship carried some 30,000 people to and from Australia in the 19th century and some 500,000 Australians are thought to be descended from those passengers. But this great invention that changed world travel has not stopped travelling.
In the 20th century she was surprisingly rescued from the Falkland Islands and today lies in her original home in Bristol.
Date: Thursday 7 June 2018, 2pm - 4pm.
Cost: Members $20, Adults $35.
Includes: Afternoon tea.
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