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Diary of James Runcie, 1869-1892 [microform]
Bib ID 2834283
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Runcie, James, approximately 1836-1916
 
Access Conditions Available for research. 
Description [1869-1892] 
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Diary written on board the "John Williams III" on a voyage to Sydney, 1869-1870, with descriptions of islands visited in the South Pacific. As well as the diary there are photocopies of Runcie's death certificate, transcript of a newspaper article written on his retirement, obituaries of Runcie and his wife Isabella and a poem written to Isabella Runcie.

Biography/History

Seaman. Born in Cullen, Scotland, James Runcie was apprenticed as a ship builder in Aberdeen. He first visited Australia aboard the "John Williams II", and again upon the "John Williams III", where he attained the rank of first officer. Later, as captain of the missionary schooner "Ellengowan", he accompanied Samuel McFarlane and Luigi D'Albertis on their exhibition to the Fly River in New Guinea. After returning to Australia, Runcie spent the remainder of his career commanding cargo ships in the South Pacific for companies such as Burns Philp and the Australian New Hebrides Company. Runcie died in Sydney in his eightieth year.

Notes

Available also as a typescript copy.

Microfilm copy of original documents held in the National Library of Australia Manuscript collection at MS 8984.

Reproduction Microfilm. Balgowlah, N.S.W. : W. & F. Pascoe for the National Library of Australia : Available from the National Library of Australia, 1996. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
Subjects Runcie, James, approximately 1836-1916 -- Diaries.  |  Runcie, Isabella, -1927.  |  John Williams III (Ship)  |  Sailors -- Australia -- Diaries.  |  Ship captains -- Australia -- Diaries.  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Islands of the Pacific -- Description and travel.
Time Coverage 1869-1892 
Occupation Sailors.  |  Ship captains.
Available From Available from Preservation Reformatting Unit, National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT 2600. 

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