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  • Title
    Anna Josepha King journal of a voyage from England to Australia in the ship 'Speedy', 19 November 1799-15 April 1800
  • Creator
  • Call number
    C 185/1
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    19 November 1799-15 April 1800
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    185515
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.01 metres of textual material (1 volume) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Anna Josepha King (1765-1844) married Philip Gidley King in 1791 and went with him to Norfolk Island, returning to England in 1796. In 1799 King was appointed lieutenant-governor of New South Wales and they sailed to Sydney with their youngest child Elizabeth on the 'Speedy', captained by George Quested.
  • Scope and Content
    Anna King describes the voyage, commenting on the weather and events on the ship, including her husband's health and the behaviour of the women convicts. She also describes a social engagement with the English and Dutch settlers at the Cape of Good Hope. The cover leaf is inscribed, in another hand, 'Mrs. King's journal of her voyage to New South Wales which commenced the 20th of November 1799'.
  • Source
    Presented by Rev. C. J. King in 1919
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    A manuscript transcription made by P.N. Lethbridge in 1897, is located at C 185/2. Another manuscript transcription, in an unknown hand, is included in the King family papers located at MLMSS 1973X (microfilm CY 2253).
    Bound in half maroon kangaroo, gold veined marble paper ends, tooled by F. Heyner, Mitchell Library Bindery, 1920.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823453
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