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Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth (as filmed by the AJCP) [microform] : [M933], 1787 Mar. 20-1789 Aug. 13
Bib ID 2239183
Format MapMap, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Smyth, Arthur Bowes, 1750-1790
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Describes the voyage of the First Fleet, Smyth's stay in Australia and his return voyage via Tahiti and China. Details are given of treatment of the women convicts during the voyage and events in the first three months of the new colony, including comments on the behaviour of convicts and marines, encounters with the Aborigines and the fauna and flora of the mainland, Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Contains detailed lists of the ship's company, officers stationed in N.S.W., female convicts aboard the Lady Penrhyn together with a list of children on board.

Notes

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.

National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

Manuscript copy possibly written some years after the voyage which does not appear to be in Smyth's hand. Differs from both the original journal held in the National Library of Australia and the copy held by the Mitchell Library, Sydney. Contains illustrations and additional observations not included in the original journal.

Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series M933.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-752720615

Microfilm copy of MS copy held by the British Library, London, England.

Cited In

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 240, p. 67.

Subjects Smyth, Arthur Bowes, 1750-1790 -- Diaries.  |  Lady Penrhyn (Ship)  |  Ship physicians -- England -- Diaries.  |  Transportation of convicts -- New South Wales.  |  Voyages and travels.  |  First Fleet, 1787-1788.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1788-1851.
Time Coverage 1787-1789 
Other authors/contributors National Library of Australia  |  Australian Joint Copying Project  |  State Library of New South Wales

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Collect from: Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
Call Number: Mfm M 933
Status: Available
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Mfm M 933 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History

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