Fever  Beach by Mary Kruithoff
The Argus
Ticonderoga as depicted in The Argus
Memorial Rock Quarantine Stn Portsea
Mary Waygood Dods (nee Horsington) 1836-1901
Ticonderoga
This site pays tribute not only to the Ticonderoga passengers who lost their lives both during the infamous voyage of 1852 from Birkenhead to Port Phillip Bay but also to the hardships endured by those passengers who did survive such a traumatic
course of events.
Passenger List
The passenger list has been transcribed from the original manifest with due care. Survivors' details include age, place of origin, occupation, religion and literacy level. Passengers who died during the voyage or in quarantine are only listed by name and age. The latter have now been honoured on a memorial stone located in the cemetery of the Portsea Quarantine Station.
Articles
Whilst much has been written on the Ticonderoga, newspaper articles of the day give the reader a sense of the time, the mood and language. Special thanks to Lorraine Begg for the transcription of the British Parliamentary Papers (1854) Correspondence relating to Emigration.

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The Journey
An exceptionally detailed account that takes you on a journey back in time, from the Emigrant Depot at Birkenhead to the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean and on to the final landing at Hobson's Bay.

Mary Kruithoff, the author and a Ticonderoga descendant herself, is selling copies of the book via her
Heritage website.


Fever Beach
The Journey is a brief account of the fever ship's voyage. As a response to a labour shortage in Australia, the 'double-decker' clipper was hired to carry emigrants to Australia. It departed Birkenhead on 4 Aug 1852 and crawled into Port Phillip Bay on 5 Nov 1852 flying the yellow flag and carrying the stench of death. Passengers were quarantined and those who survived arrived into Melbourne on 22 Dec 1952.
Portsea Quarantine Station
The Portsea Quarantine Station on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia was established in 1852 as a response to the arrival of the "fever ship", the Ticonderoga.

On Sunday 10 November 2002, the Quarantine Station celebrated its 150th anniversary and a bronze plaque was unveiled commemorating the occasion.
A memorial rock dedicated to the lives lost, both on the voyage and in quarantine, was unveiled in the cemetery (see Photo Gallery).

Special thanks go to the "Friends of the Quarantine Station" whose tireless efforts made the occasion and the construction of the memorials possible.
Parks Victoria are now in charge of the site and admission to the Quarantine site is free. For further information on the Quarantine Station, please see the The Nepean Historical Society's web pages.