Thomas Watson - journals and associated material, 1838-1844

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Thomas Watson - journals and associated material, 1838-1844

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MLMSS 7563

Record identifier

1wN2PApn

Thomas Watson - journals and associated material, 1838-1844

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Thomas Watson - journals and associated material, 1838-1844

Full title

Thomas Watson - journals and associated material, 1838-1844

Date

1838 - 1844

Call Numbers

MLMSS 7563

Record Identifier

1wN2PApn
Physical Description

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0.03 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript

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Fonds

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Issue Copy

Microfilm : CY 4527, frames 11-158 (MLMSS 7563)

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

10 September 1838-19 July 1839; Journal of the Schooner 'Essington' from Sydney through Torres Straits, towards Port Essington. The journal records Watson's voyage from Sydney to the north coast of Australia to assist in the founding of the settlement at Port Essington. It contains a good description of Port Essington as well as notes on the coast...

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Thomas Watson - journals and associated material, 1838-1844

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Both journals were transcribed into one volume at an early date from Captain Watson's logbooks and notes, which have been since lost. His signature appears on page 141 of the 'Essington' journal.
Both journals contain an index prepared by Geoffrey Ingleton.
The bookplate of G.& N. Ingleton is pasted onto the inside front cover.

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CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purcahsed from John Arnold Pty Ltd, June 2005

Administrative / Biographical history

In 1826 Thomas Watson was appointed resident pilot of Sydney. In 1837 he resigned and purchased the schooner Essington. The following year he sailed with HMS Alligator and HMS Britomart to assist in the founding of the northern settlement of Port Essington and to search for survivors of the wreck of the Charles Eaton in Torres Strait. In 1843 he sa...

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MLMSS 7563

Record Identifier

1wN2PApn

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446720

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