Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ABC Wednesdays - O for orphan girl

Thanks to Steve for the photo

This is 'Sarah', a young child whose parents died on board a ship enroute to Adelaide in the 1800's. She is sitting on her bunk, holding her only real possession; a straw doll. You can read about her at the Maritime Museum at Port Adelaide.

Last October as part of the Port Festival, Sarah came alive - her story was told by this young girl, my granddaughter, who was employed for the weekend to roleplay her character. During the day she went about her chores, sweeping and scrubbing, spoke to passing visitors and spent time playing with her friend.

Throughout the Museum there were other actors enacting other characters, giving patrons a better understanding of life at sea.



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11 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Your granddaughter must have been the perfect Sarah. Thank you for this lovely story with this beautiful photo.Have a great week ahead.
Wil, ABC Team.

Steffe said...

Must have been interesting work for your granddaughter. Great way to learn local history.

Roger Owen Green said...

local history comes alive that way!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meghan said...

Your granddaughter must be a very mature and talented young lady to do this. I really like visiting living museums.

Ann said...

Splendid opportunity for your granddaughter. I will have to check of this account.
ann

Donna said...

Oh Gordon, she's Beautiful! What a story.....
hughugs

Carver said...

Your granddaughter is a beauty and looks perfect for the character. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

jeannette said...

Your grand daughter is obviously gifted! Am glad she is not an orphan who had to work from a young age. You must be very proud of her!

Leslie: said...

I would have loved that. I really enjoy visiting living history museums like one we have in Canada, one in the Boston area, and one I visited in Cardiff Wales.

Leslie
abcw tam

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

O how proud you must have been! Great O. Blessings, Debbie

Mar said...

Beautiful child! and what a story.