Guide to the Diary of Alexander Turner (as filmed by the AJCP)



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Created: 2019

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Diary of Alexander Turner, 1883-07-20-c. 1883-11-17 (File)

The diary refers to the ship's departure from Glasgow, a clash between the captain and one of the crew, the weather, concerts, the sailors' Dead Horse ceremony, the sighting of other ships, the capture of an albatross, storms, a cricket match, injuries to passengers, the dangers of shifting cargoes, the sighting of the Tasmanian coast and later Stradbroke Island and the Queensland coast, porpoises, deaths of children on board the ship, and the arrival at Townsville (23 Oct. 1883)...