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Diary 1889-1890 [manuscript]
Bib ID 442416
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Jensen, Christian Overgard
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1889-1890 
1 cm. (1 folder) 
Summary

Diary written by Christian Overgard Jensen on board the steam ship S.S. "Barmen". The diary begins from Dragsbak on 8 November 1889 and ends 31 January 1890 in Mackay, Queensland. Jensen describes the activities on board ship, the weather and the places visited, such as Gibraltar, Suez Canal, the Equator and Port Adelaide. Included are transcripts of five newspaper clippings from "The Courier", dated from 9 April 1963 to 27 April 1863 on the ship "Queen of Colonies".

Biography/History

Christian Overgard Jensen was born on 29 November 1852 in Thisted, Denmark. His wife, Inger (nee Christensen) was born on 6 April 1866. They were married on 20 November 1885 and eventually settled at West End in Townsville where Jensen worked as a carpenter and joiner. They had 10 children.

Notes

Photocopy.

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 8750.

Accompanied by crew and passenger list.

Copies also held in John Oxley Library and National Maritime Museum.

Original in private ownership.

Subjects Jensen, Christian Overgard -- Diaries.  |  Barmen (Ship)  |  Queen of Colonies (Ship)  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Ocean travel.  |  Danish -- Australia -- Diaries.  |  Immigrants -- Australia -- Diaries.
Time Coverage 1889-1890 

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