THE SEA JOURNALS OF ANNIE & AMY HENNING.

Thomas, Joan.


£25.00




Halstead Press, Sydney, 1st ed., 1984. 142 pp., many ills. D.j., 23 x 17cm. FINE. The journals of two English girls who emigrated to Australia in the 1850s, each recording their account of their separate voyages, Annie and her brother Biddulph sailed in the GREAT BRITAIN in 1853, the famous iron screw steamer now preserved at Bristol. She sailed from Liverpool on her second voyage and took the 'great circle" route, dangerously close to the Antarctic. In 1854 Amy followed her siblings to New South Wales in the CALCUTTA out of Southampton. The sisters recorded everyday routine, social life on board, the drowning of a seaman who fell overboard, the deaths of three passengers, invasion by bedbugs, storms at sea, etc. FINE copy.


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