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Comment by GaryMcLeod on October 9, 2013 at 6:52pm

Thank you Dave for the reference. Cape Town was also a popular place for desertion!

Comment by David L. Pawson on October 9, 2013 at 6:44am

In "At sea with the scientifics" (letters home by Challenger seaman Joseph Matkin) by P.F. Rehbock, Matkin devotes several pages to descriptions of Sydney and nearby areas, and to the activities of the Challenger crew there (incl. 22 desertions!).

Cheers, Dave Pawson.


Comment by GaryMcLeod on May 27, 2011 at 10:49pm


Comment by GaryMcLeod on May 27, 2011 at 10:12pm
I've been looking through accounts by JJ Wild (the artist) and Lord George Campbell (one of the sub-lieutenants) and there is very little, if anything at all about their stay in Sydney. Campbell talks about a trip taken with Moseley from Melbourne to Sydney while the ship sailed round, but Wild does not go into any great detail.

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