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422165
  • Title
    James Wilshire journal kept on board the 'Royal Admiral' from England to New South Wales, 5 May-16 July 1800
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1296
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    5 May-16 July 1800
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422165
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 volume of textual material
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Wilshire came to N.S.W. on the Royal Admiral, which on this voyage carried mainly convicts, to take up an appointment as a clerk with the Commissariat. He later had a business as a tanner in the colony.
  • Scope and Content
    'Journal.... kept on board the Royal Admiral.... from England to New South Wales' 5 May - 16 July 1800. This incomplete journal describes the first 10 weeks of a voyage which lasted seven months. It includes many references to the behaviour of convicts on board, and to the officers and crew. Wilshire describes how the free passengers formed watches among themselves because they feared rebellion by the ship's crew.
  • Finding Aids
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (4-120B) as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012
  • General note

    Microfilm copy available at CY 1389, frames 1-41. Digitised from microfilm, 2007
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823505
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