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Journal 1871 Nov. 7-1872 May 18 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1947287
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Bethell, William, 1847-1926
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1871-1872 
1 v. (258 p.) 
Summary

Journal of a voyage from London to Melbourne on the "Agamemnon" (Nov. 1871-January 1872), travels in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and New Zealand, voyage from Auckland to Honolulu on "Nevada" (April-May 1872). The entries are very detailed and refer inter alia to shipboard life, sightings of birds and fishes, ships newspaper, books read, impressions of Melbourne, Victorian statistics and facts, visits to concerts, opera, botanic gardens, impressions of Ballarat, Bendigo, Dandenongs, Launceston, Hobart, Sydney, Parramatta, Blue Mountains, Australian Museum, travels in South Island of New Zealand, impressions of Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hokitika goldfield, meeting with uncle Richard Bethell at Burnham, travels in Hawaii, topography of Hawaii.

Biography/History

Traveller. Eldest son of William F. Bethell of Rise Park, Hull, Yorkshire. Educated at Edinburgh Academy. Later a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Yorkshire. His uncle, Richard Bell, was an early settler in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 2465.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-551467946

Subjects Bethell, William, 1847-1926 -- Diaries.  |  Agamemnon (Ship)  |  Nevada (Ship)  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Ocean travel.  |  Tasmania -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900.  |  Victoria -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900.  |  New South Wales -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900.  |  New Zealand -- Description and travel.  |  Hawaii -- Description and travel.
Time Coverage 1871-1872 
Occupation Travellers

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