Now here we are on the salt seas

This image emphasizes the emigrants' regret at leaving their homeland, and, despite the cheery verse underneath, it suggests some are feeling anxious about travelling to a new and unfamiliar country.


Kerchief, printed in sepia and red on white cotton. Realia, 1852


Accession number: H98.85/30


From the State Library of Victoria's Picture Collection


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