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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