Migrants at Tilbury board the first Government Liner "Moreton Bay" bound for Australia.
Item title reads - Off to Australia on the first Government Liner. Cheery party of migrants embark on the "Moreton Bay" which inaugurated the new service to the Antipodes. Tilbury, Essex.
M/S as men, women and children queue up with their possessions by the boat, M/S as their boarding passes are checked and they get on. Three cheers are given by the people on the ship and they wave their hats. M/S of a toddler and a baby sat in the lifebelt of the ship. M/S as the passengers board the ship. C/U of the captain smiling, M/S as he greets two other men. M/S as everyone waves for the camera as it pans across them. People hold banners one of which says "One King One Flag One England." C/U as they board. M/S of the babies again.