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Reproduced courtesy of Val Gaskell

An account of William Lockerby's sufferings and adventures in the South Pacific 1807 - 1809

Date: 1830 - 1850
Dimensions:
Overall: 204 x 175 x 22 mm, 0.5 kg
Medium: Ink on paper, boards
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Copyright: © Val Gaskell
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Manuscript journal
Object No: 00009360
Place Manufactured:England

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    Description
    This hand-written account by William Lockerby detailing his time on board the vessel JENNY which left Boston in 1807. Lockerby was first officer on board the ship and was returning home to his family in Liverpool, England after taking part in trade in the Pacific Ocean and China.
    SignificanceThis journal is important in narrating an account of a trading voyage to the Pacific Ocean and China, including a visit to Sydney.
    HistoryWilliam Lockerby left Boston on board the JENNY as first officer on 2 June 1807 to return to his family in Liverpool three years and seven months later. He was on an American trading voyage to the Pacific Ocean and China. Lockerby's account details his visit to Sydney in 1807 and the seizure of the vessel for attemped rum smuggling. He then recounts as his aventures while marooned on Fiji and his return to America via Ahina on the "General Wellesley".
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Untitled account of William Lockerby's voyage on the ship Jenny of Boston

    Primary title: An account of William Lockerby's sufferings and adventures in the South Pacific 1807 - 1809

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