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The shipwrecked orphans : a true narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of John Ireland and William Doyley, who were wrecked in the ship Charles Eaton, on an island in the South Seas / written by John Ireland
Bib ID 4534719
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Ireland, John, active 1837-1838
 
Online Versions
Description New Haven : S. Babcock, [1845] 
64 p. : ill. ; 15 cm. 
Series

Teller's tales ; no. 5

Summary

The only first-hand account of the tragic shipwreck of the Charles Eaton on a voyage from Hobart to Canton. The shipwreck occurred on the Torres Straits Islands. Most of the ship's complement were massacred, some eaten by the indigenous people. Ireland, the two Doyley brothers were taken to Murray Island by other indigenous people. Five seamen escaped to Timorlaut in a boat. John Ireland and William Doyley were the sole survivors rescued by the NSW government schooner the Isabella.

Notes

For children.

The second issue with preface dated 1845, the front cover lettered Teller's tales, without any ill. The plates on plain rather than coloured papers. Not in Ferguson.

This issue has the following differences from the first issue. The Preface has the word Doyley on the third (Doy-) and fourth (ley) lines. Pagination above the caption title is 3. Slight re-arrangement of text throughout.

National Library of Australia's SR 919.438 I65-2 paperback copy has red cover with hatched cream background.

SR 919.438 I65-2 copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-50459466

Cited In

Hill 2, Pacific voyages, 869

Subjects Ireland, John, active 1837-1838 -- Captivity, 1834 -- Juvenile literature.  |  Doyley, William -- Captivity, 1834 -- Juvenile literature.  |  Charles Eaton (Ship)  |  Shipwrecks -- Torres Strait -- Juvenile literature.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Transport - Water - Shipwrecks and accidents.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Habitation.  |  Weapons - Bows and arrows.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Fishing.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Boydang Cay (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Mer / Murray Island (Qld TSI SC55-05)
Other authors/contributors Teller, Thomas

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