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[Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1840]
Bib ID 8123681
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [cartographic image, sheet]
Online Versions
Scale Scale not given (E 110°00'--E 157°00ʹ/S 10°00ʹ--S 45°00ʹ). 
Description [Australia] : [publisher not identified], [1840?] 
1 manuscript map : watercoloured ; 21.3 x 26.5 cm 
Notes

Map of Australia showing Australian mainland and Van Diemen's Land. The western half of the Australian mainland is marked as New Holland and the eastern half, coloured in pink, as New South Wales. From the south of New Holland is labelled as Nuyts Land; the southwest coast as Lion's Land and Edels Land; the northwest coast as Endracht's Land, DeWit's Land, and Vandiemans Land; and the far north as Arnhem's Land, and Carpentaria; Sydney is labelled as Port Jackson; Melbourne is labelled as Port Phillip, but no locations are marked in the interior of what is now Victoria.

Title supplied by cataloguer.

A pencilled inscription in the right hand margin reads: 3 or 400 miles North of Sidney, Clarence River on which is the Station Bolivia.

A newspaper cutting pasted on verso reads: "Mutiny on board Her Majesty's Ship Buffalo. Oct. 21, 1839, Lat. 25.23 N., Long. 33.30 W. extract from a letter bearing the above date:-"On Friday, October 12th, the rebels, 141 in number, formed a conspiracy to murder the ship's crew, but fortunately it was discivered in time. They were secured, and the ship's company and soldiers habe been day and night under arms"." HMS Buffalo, under James Wood, was transporting 82 American patriots, and 58 French prisoners from the 1837 Lower Canada Rebellion, to Hobart and Sydney respectively.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2044227598

Subjects Buffalo (Ship)  |  Australia -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1840 
Form/genre Manuscript maps.

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