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Blue Jacket journal and chronicle of the blue waters, 1855 [manuscript]
Bib ID 915285
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1855] 
0.03 (1 v.) 
Summary

MS 95 comprises a journal that appeared weekly during the six-week voyage of the Blue Jacket from Liverpool to Melbourne, March-May 1855. It begins with a prospectus announcing its campaign against ennui and ends with the Editor's farewell address. Each issue contains letters to the editor, market reports and other editorial comments, mainly humorous, concerning life on board, together with anonymous verse and prose contributions. The sketches and illustrations are presumably Baines' work. There is also a 2 page tabular comparison of the logs of the Blue Jacket and the Red Jacket, travelling from Liverpool to Australia, the latter being "the fastest passage to Australia hitherto known".

Biography/History

Artist and explorer. Thomas Baines accompanied exploring expeditions in Northwest Australia.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 95.

Also available on microfilm.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-229550070

Cited In

Guide to collection of manuscripts relating to Australia A606.

Subjects Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875.  |  Red Jacket (Ship)  |  Blue Jacket (Ship)  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Ocean travel.
Time Coverage 1855 
Exhibited Exhibited: Treasures Gallery, National Library of Australia, 16a April, 2016 

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