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Clipper card for the HATTIE E TAPLEY

Date: 1882
Dimensions:
Overall: 167 x 100 mm
Medium: Ink on card
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Clipper card
Object No: 00047878
Place Manufactured:Boston
Related Place:Boston, Sydney, Brisbane,

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    Description
    Much as the clipper ships of 1849 sailed to San Francisco to supply the California gold rush, these Australian Clipper Ships such as the Hattie E. Tapley carried goods to supply the aftermath of the Australian gold rush.

    The first officer proceeded to get drunk after arriving in Brisbane in 1882 shot and injured a drinking companion and then stabbed a Constable who tried to arrest him.
    SignificanceMuch as the clipper ships of 1849 sailed to San Francisco to supply the California gold rush, these Australian Clipper Ships carried goods to supply the aftermath of the Australian gold rush.
    HistoryThe Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser Tuesday 14 March 1882
    Evening News.-Yesterday morning, about 1 o'clock, William Reed, first mate of the American ship Hattie E. Tapley while drinking with a sailor of the same ship, named William Harland, had a quarrel. On going outside the hotel Reed commenced firing his revolver at Harland. He fired five shots, one of which grazed Harland's head, and another wounded his hand. Constable Ryan rushed up to secure Reed, when he turned on him with a knife with which he struck the policeman in the arm and side, causing the blood to flow copiously. Reed then tried to strike the constable in the region of the heart, but something in the constable's pockets, most probably the hand-cuffs, prevented the blow from being fatal. Another officer came to Ryan's assistance, and arrested Reed, who was very drunk at the time. Ryan was not able to appear yesterday at the court

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