The Voyage of an Early Settler to South Australia

By Iain Rodger, published May 2010


This article is based upon a previously unpublished diary and describes an early voyage to the new colony of South Australia. Insights are given into mid-nineteenth century navigation, social conditions aboard ship, empire building and the development of a new colony. In passing, reference is made to extreme weather conditions, fire, theft, near armed insurrection and relationships between master and crew. The article ends with some details of the fate of the crew and passengers and the vessel itself.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea

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