Have you ever wondered what your immigrant ancestors faced when they arrived in their new homeland?
Was the weather hot or cold, the land flooded or on fire? What else was happening at the time?
I decided to select an ancestor and have a look on Trove to see if I could find a newspaper on, or close to, their arrival date. David Pearson and his family arrived in Port Phillip Bay on the 4th of April, 1849, aboard the Mary Shepherd (aka the Love Boat, but that's another story).