Friday, August 9, 2013

14 September 1859

September 14 - The vessel's head was turned northward today, the captain having found, when he "took the sun", that we had quite passed  the parallel of the southernmost portion of Tasmania.
Our Voyage to New Zealand Per the Tornado (by a Glasgow Emigrant) Glasgow Herald December 19, 1859

14th. A fine although rather cloudy morning. The breeze lighter yet in the right course. Did very little sailing about midday but began to improve about sunset and we soon had a nice breeze. The sea was very smooth. The evening starlight very pleasant. Report says we have passed that part of Van Deiman's land intended to sight and are now among our way northward having Botany Bay and Australia on our left and New Zealand on our right (a reference to Mercators (?) map would serve here).
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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