Evening Editions: Stories from the Titanic

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

The Theatre, Australian National Maritime Museum | Sydney

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Evening Editions: Stories from the Titanic
Join us for wine and nibbles and hear about some of the stories and friendships that formed in Titanic’s wake
About this Event

Join us for an evening of stories from the Titanic.

Friendship and Friction: Crew and Passenger Relationships in the Wake of Titanic

As Titanic survivors waited for rescue in the aftermath of disaster, unusual connections were forged that crossed barriers of class, nationality, occupation, and gender. Some of these encounters resulted in friendships, such as the mutual regard between Fifth Officer Harold Lowe and theatrical entrepreneur Renee Harris or that between Able Seaman Thomas Jones and Lucy Noël Martha Leslie, Countess of Rothes. In other cases there was conflict and confrontation – in Lifeboat 6, passengers accused Quartermaster Hichens of refusing to attempt to rescue victims in the water. We look at the lives of these diverse individuals, their experiences during the sinking, and the roles they played in the evacuation that in some cases formed a bond, and in others resulted in anger and recrimination.

“They were very suddenly brought together…” Harold Godfrey Lowe, United States Senate inquiry into the wreck of Titanic.

Hosted by museum curator Inger Sheil.

Inger has researched the Titanic for more than 25 years and spent five years in the United Kingdom delving into material for her first book, a biography of Harold Lowe titled Titanic Valour . She has written many articles on the mercantile marine and the golden age of ocean liner travel, worked on Titanic exhibitions and loaned collection items, and is frequently invited to lecture or speak to the media on the subject.

Enjoy a glass of bubbly or wine and cheese and fruit platters before the talk.

$30 Maritime Museum Members / $40 Non Members

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Pre talk drinks: 6.00pm - 6.45pm

Talk: 6.45pm - 8.15pm

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The Theatre, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Sydney, Australia


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