Friday, August 9, 2013

7 September 1859

September 7. On a parallel with the Australian mainland. The cow is now better.
 Campbell, Alexander. Letters and papers, 1859 - 1870. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 50.

7th. A fine spring morning with a fair fresh breeze and a calm sea. Our stern sail being out of repair we did not make the best of the wind. We are said to be off the coast of Australia but hundreds of miles distant. Some time last night the captain was drunk and wanted to stand on his head in the saloon. Afterwards he insulted the Chief mate.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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