Guide to the Papers of Basil Lubbock (as filmed by the AJCP)


M3055 - M3058

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Lubbock, Basil, 1876-1944
Papers of Basil Lubbock (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
24 December 1792 - 13 March 1936
Collection Number
M3055 - M3058
45 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Diary 14 September-27 December 1882 kept by passenger on the Superb between Melbourne and London.

Captain's logs including logs of Patriarch kept by Capt. Henry Plater on voyages from London to Sydney 1877 and 1883, Thermopylae by Capt. John Henderson on voyages from between London and Sydney 1881-83, and Cutty Sark by Capt. Moodie on voyages between London and Shanghai 1870-72.

Correspondence, notes and photographs 1876-1903 concerning the passenger ship Torrens.

Papers c.1927-29 relating to Bully Hayes, trading in the Pacific, and blackbirding.

Papers c.1882-1922 concerning voyages of the Cutty Sark between London and Sydney.

Correspondence 1928-34 of Basil Lubbock. Correspondents include Capt. R. Hamilton and Henry E. Earp.

Log and journal 1881-84 kept on HMS Beagle and HMS Nelson.

Notes and logs of South Seas whaling vessels.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the National Maritime Museum, London, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1992 (AJCP Reels: M3055-3058). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

National Maritime Museum Section 5: Artificial collections previously assembled.

Existence and Location of Originals

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, London.

Collection reference: N.M.M. Section 5 LUB. For further information see Basil Lubbock at the National Maritime Museum [!asearch]

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

The Australian and New Zealand papers from the following collections at the National Maritime Museum have been listed and filmed separately:

BRI: Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge, M3061 - M3067 []

FLI: Captain Matthew Flinders, M3033 - M3037 []

FXM: Cicely Fox Smith, M3048 - M3050 []

HTN: Hamilton Family, M3059 - M3060 []

PHI: Phipps Hornby Family, M3068 - M3072 []

STK:Admiral John Lort Stokes, M3051-M3054 []

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Pieces that were not filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project have not been included in this Finding Aid.


Australia; Beagle, HMS (ship); Cutty Sark (ship); Earp, Henry E.; Great Britain; Hamilton, R., Captain; Hayes, William H. 'Bully'; Henderson, John, Captain; Historians; London, England; Lubbock, Basil; Moodie, Captain; Nelson, HMS (ship); Pacific labour trade; Pacific Ocean; Patriarch (ship); Photographs; Plater, Henry, Captain; Royal Navy: voyages; Sarawak; Shanghai, China; Supero, HMS (ship); Sydney, New South Wales ; Thermopylae (ship); Torrens (ship); Whales and whaling


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 295, pp110-111.

Biographical / Historical

Basil Lubbock (1876-1944) went to Canada in 1897 and on to the gold rush in the Klondyke. He came home on Royalshire as an ordinary seaman, a voyage he recorded in Round the world before the mast (London, 1902). After World War I he spent his life recording the history of sailing ships between 1850-1930. His books include The China Clippers (1914), The Colonial Clippers (1921) and The Last of the Windjammers (2 Vols. 1927-1928).

Item Descriptions

Series 1/2. Donald Munro Log of the Ship Superb, Melbourne to London, 14 September 1882 - 27 December 1882

Diary kept by passenger; details of leaving Sandridge; weather; sails set; entertainment on board; course and daily run; catching birds; gales and heavy seas; crossing date line; learning Latin and algebra from fellow passenger; playing quoits and cricket; sighting islands of Diego Ramirez: rounding the Horn; storm 'snows and hail fell heavily for a long time and we had a snowballing match'; sighting whales; birds; sighting other ships; transit of Venus; passing Lizard lighthouse.

At back of volume - abstract log and details of Superb.


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3055

Series 1/3. Captain's Abstract Logbook, 1872 - 1876

Includes Abstract logs of voyages made by Halloween Captain James Watt, London to Sydney, 1872-1876 and The Tweed, Captain W.Stuart, London to Melbourne, 1873.

Details of course, weather, wind, remarks - weather, sails set, cargo.


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3055

Series 1/4. Captain's Abstract Logbook, 1870 - 1884

Logs of Patriarch, Captain Henry Plater on voyages London to Sydney, 1877, 1883; Thermopylae, Captain John Henderson, London to Sydney, 1881, Sydney to Shanghai 1881, to London 1882, London to Sydney 1882, Sydney to London, 1882; London to Sydney 1883, Sydney to London 1883-1884; Cutty Sark, Captain Moodie, London to Shanghai, 1870-1872.

Details of course, wind, weather, remarks - sails set, passengers, sighting lighthouses, speaking with other ships.


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2765

Series 2. Torrens, 1876 - October 1923

Comprises: correspondence, notes, photographs and articles re Torrens, passenger ship to Adelaide, 1876-1903.

Correspondents include: (some ex crew members), A.T.Saunders (London), John Fletcher (Port Adelaide), Captain A.W.Phillips (Bournemouth), Captain S.Angel (no place), Captain E.H.Preston-Thomas (Auckland), H.R.Angel (Ealing), E.C.Bowden-Smith (London), Sydney Ramsay Cox (River Murray).

Copy: article by Joseph Conrad 'The Torrens' in Blue Peter, vol. 3, no. 19, October 1923, pp250-4.


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3055

Series 3. Pacific Traders, c.1927-1929

Comprises: correspondence, press cuttings, and notes re Bully Hayes, trading in the Pacific and 'blackbirding'

Correspondents include: E.T. Laister (Grimsby), G.W. Airey (Sydney), George Schutze (Sydney), Hartley R. Watson (Williamstown), George Irvine (Christchurch), Gerhard Heyen (Sydney), M. Reymond (Gilbert Islands).


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3055

Series 5. Letters re Sundry Ships, 1911 - 1923

3 items


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3055

Claude Woollard (Hargicourt-Aisne) to Lubbock, 13 April 1911 (Item)

Re Penrhyn Castle's voyage in 1902, Tacoma to Port Natal to Newcastle New South Wales.

W. St. R. Dale (Christchurch) to Lubbock, 15 January 1923 (Item)

Re his voyage on Egmont to New Zealand.

F.W. Coombes (Chatswood) to Lubbock, 26 November 1923 (Item)

Re Mount Stewart and other sailing ships.

Series 6. Hawaiian Sugar Fleet, c.1929

Comprises: Correspondence with Alfred Moore (Penzance), draft articles and notes on ships engaged in carrying sugar from Hawaii to US ports c. 1929.


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3055

Series 9. Titania, c.1911-1928

Comprises: Correspondence, voyages book, notes and press cuttings re Titania and other China tea clippers, including Halloween and Sir Lancelot. Includes references to voyages to Australia

Correspondents include: Hudson's Bay Company; H.P.Millard (Maryborough).


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3055

Series 12-13. Cutty Sark, c.1882-1922

1 items

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3056

Folder: Cutty Sark Papers, c.1882-1922 (File)

Comprises: Bills of lading, correspondence, draft articles, press cuttings, abstract log London/Sydney/London 8 May-27 December 1885, invoices, re Cutty Sark c1882-1922.

Correspondents include: D.R. Nichols (Brighton Beach, Victoria); A.T. Saunders (North Adelaide); J.L. Vivian Millett (London, re voyage to Newcastle, 1884); Edward John Miller (East Fremantle); A.Watson (Leith, re voyage to Sydney).


Series 16. Abstract log of Cutty Sark, 1889 - 1895

Includes voyages: Sydney/London, 1889/90; London/Sydney, 1890; Sydney/London 1890/91; Sydney/London 1891/92; London/Newcastle, 1892; Brisbane/London, 1894/95.

Details of Course, weather, speaking with other ships.


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3056

Series 18/3. Correspondence, 1928 - 1929

10 items

All letters to Lubbock, unless noted. Includes carbons of Lubbock's replies.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3056

C File, April 1928 - September 1929 (File)

3 items

Filmed selectively.

Sydney R Cox (South Australia), 28 July 1929; 3 September 1929 (Item)

Re Torrens.

Arthur Crane (Wyndham, Western Australia), 17 July 1929; 3 September 1929 (Item)

Re voyage on Benares. (5p.)

H.S. Copland (Natal), 10 April 1928; 4 May 1928 (Item)

Re voyage of Cedric the Saxon to Port Pirie and Newcasle in 1892.

D File, February 1928 - April 1928 (File)

1 item

Filmed selectively.

A.S. Diamond (Adelaide) re various sailing vessels at Port Adelaide. (9p.), 16 February 1928 - 3 April 1928 (Item)

F File, February 1928 - September 1928 (File)

2 items

Filmed selectively.

K.L. Fitzgerald (Bondi), 1 February 1928; 7 March 1928 (Item)

Re voyage on Pinmore in 1909.

M.H.O. Forbes (Adelaide), 8 August 1928; 19 September 1928 (Item)

Re service on Inverneill, his later career as Assistant modern language master at St Peter's College.

H File, April 1928 - March 1929 (File)

3 items

Filmed selectively.

Charles Hopkins (Brisbane) re his interest in Aberdeen line. (5p.), 26 April 1928 - 12 March 1929 (Item)
Walter Bell (Legana, Tasmania) re German interest in Peter Denniston and Co, 1 August 1928 (Item)
James Hardie (Glasgow) re Peter Denniston and Co, October 1928 (Item)

L File, January 1928 - September 1929 (File)

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Captain W.F. Lee (Largs Bay, South Australia), 26 June [n.y.] - 23 August 1929 (Item)

Re exchanging photographs of sailing ships. (65p.)

David Little (Moonee Ponds) sending cuttings and photographs of ships. (11 p.), 7 December 1928; n.d.; 5 March 1928; 24 January 1928; 17 September 1929 (Item)

M File, April 1928 - July 1929 (File)

2 items

Filmed selectively.

T.D. Mackie (Claremont), 20 April 1928; 31 May 1928 (Item)

Re end of Thornliebank, with press cutting.

Captain Lucas (Kempston), 28 February 1929 - 26 July 1929 (Item)

Re voyages of Middlesex to Australia, 1885. (20p.)

O File, April 1929 - October 1929 (File)

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Bedford Osborne (Gundaroo) re photographs of Thermopylae, other sailing ships 'we've had a fair cow of a year'. (8p.), 3 April 1929; 3 February 1929; 1 October 1929 (Item)

S File, March 1929 - July 1929 (File)

2 items

Filmed selectively.

George Schutze (Sydney) introducing George Beachcroft, 29 March 1929 - 31 March 1929 (Item)
P.H.Shepherd (East London), 18 May 1929 - 7 July 1929 (Item)

Re remarks made about him while mate on Torrens on voyage to Port Adelaide in 1899. (18p.)

Includes correspondence with K.W.Watkins and George Gurling.

T File, January 1929 - July 1929 (File)

2 items

Filmed selectively.

C.E.Tempest (Ipswich) re voyages on Duntroone to New Zealand in 1873, 15 January 1929 (Item)
E.H.Preston Thomas (Auckland) re his remarks about a mate on Torrens, 19 July 1929 (Item)

W File, August 1928 - October 1928 (File)

1 item

Filmed selectively.

H. Watson (Williamstown) re 'Blackbirding', 28 August 1928; 8 October 1928 (Item)

Series 20. Correspondence, 1880 - 1936

8 items

All letters to Lubbock, unless noted.

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3056

A File, April 1931 - April 1933 (File)

2 items
Press cutting from Advertiser (Adelaide) re deaths of Captains Armstrong and Thomson, April 1931 (Item)
Captain R.Hamilton (Bluff Harbour), 12 April 1933 (Item)

Enclosing press cutting from Southland Daily News re Auckland Islands and Campbell Island.

B File, July 1932 - September 1932 (File)

1 item
Major General J.H. Bruche (Melbourne), 12 July 1932 - 15 July 1932; 27 September 1932 (Item)

Re relative merits of Cutty Sark and Thermopylae, annual dinner of ship lovers' society.

E File, October 1883 - February 1933 (File)

5 items
Henry E. Earp (Hull), 25 October 1929 (Item)

Enclosing paper by Captain David Thomson on voyages of Euphrosyne c.1887 - 1907 on Australia trade. (17p.)

J.C.B. Jarvis (Tayport), 13 February 1933 (Item)

Enclosing paper on Earl Dalhousie, taking emigrants to AustraliaIncludes: photograph of ship. (6p.)

Copy of extract from Sydney Morning Herald re Ellora and her new ventilating system. (2p.), 15 October 1883 (Item)
R. Ridge (Melbourne), 7 February 1931 (Item)

Re Ellora and Garfield.

Douglas Hay (Batlow), 14 August 1930 (Item)

Re Earl of Dunmore and the firing of her cargo in Rose Bay.

G File, November 1930 - March 1936 (File)

2 items

Filmed selectively.

C. Ross Mackenzie (Cooee, Tasmania), 8 November 1930 (Item)

Re wreck of G.W.Wolft on Prime Seal Island, Bass Strait (photograph lacking).

Claude Gray (Feilding, New Zealand), 13 March 1936 (Item)

Re sailing ships (incomplete).

I - J File, 1880 - November 1930 (File)

3 items
W.F. Lee (Largs Bay), 27 November 1930 (Item)

Re new ship being built at Copenhagen.

Lieutenant Lovegrove (HMS Dunedin, Noumea), 27 July 1930 (Item)

Re old sailing ships now on reef.

Copy of press cutting from a Melbourne paper, 1880 (Item)

Re arrival of Loch Maree from Glasgow.

N File, June 1930 - December 1930 (File)

3 items
Eino Myllymaki (Viking, Geelong), 1 June 1930 (Item)

Re voyage to Australia on Olivebank, encloses 5 photographs.

Douglas Hay (Batlow), 14 December 1930 (Item)

Re rivalry between British and German ships engaged in nitrate trade.

Henry De Denne (Hastings), 4 November 1930 (Item)

Re his father's diary of voyage to Australia in Norfolk in 1869, his voyage to New Zealand in Invercargill, 1899 - 1901.

S File, July 1931 - April 1934 (File)

3 items
A.B. Gerrard (Newcastle, New South Wales), former master of Shandon, 28 September 1931 (Item)

Re her voyage to Australia; his other ships. (13p.)

James Whealen (Brighton), 9 July 1931 (Item)

Re his writings for Bulletin and other journals using pen name 'Sierra'.

H. Hutchings (London), April 1934 (Item)

Memories of voyage on Selkirkshire to Australia, 1893-1894. (10p.)

U - V File, 19 October 1930 (File)

1 item
R.Ridge (Melbourne) re run of Vanduara to Melbourne in 1888, 19 October 1930 (Item)

Series 30/5. Log and journal kept on HMS Beagle and HMS Nelson, [June] 1881 - May 1884

On Australian station.


Details of course, weather, bearings.

Journal describes: voyage to Australia in HMS Nelson, 1881; arrival at Fremantle 'The place not up to much.….the people very hospitable'; visit to Perth; voyage to Albany and Sydney; activities at Sydney; Hobart; steam trials; joins Beagle 4 April 1882; sailing to Blanchard Island; description of natives of New Britain; Duke of York group; Admiralty Group; sighting 'blackbirding' boats; fauna; Cooktown; Percy Islands; Sydney; movements of other ships in harbour; rejoins Nelson 19 March 1883; Queen's Birthday celebrations; voyage to Fiji; Norfolk Island - description of Pitcairn islanders 'very dark……but their features are English as a rule' activities in Fiji, 'nobody at all sorry to leave Suva'; high death rate of imported labourers; visit to New Hebrides; Sandwich Islands; Sydney.

Note on other ships.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3056

Series 33/2. Captain Pattman's Voyages, 1883 - 1907

Notes on Captain Pattman's and others' voyages in sailing ships, many to Australia. Ships include: Loch Katrine, Loch Long, Heather Bell, Young Australia, Queen of Colonies, Dundee, City of Adelaide, Mermerus, Loch Torridon, Loch Etive, Loch Shiel. Index at back.(150p.)

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3057

Series 35/3. Log of Samuel Plimsoll on a voyage London to Sydney. (74p.), 5 March 1897 - 31 October 1897

Details of course, wind, weather, some remarks on weather, duties of crew, 'Mr Guigold passenger expired very quietly without a struggle', 18 May.

Abstract log of Samuel Plinsoll from Sydney to London 23 - 31 October 1897.(pencil, faint).

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3057

Series 38/6. Register of London Whalers

Includes notes on Southsea Whalers owned by Samuel Enderby and Sons and Green Wigram and Green.

(55p. some blank pages.)

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3057

Series 38/7. A Journal of a voyage from London to the coast of Peru by the whale ship Georgiana, 1802 - 1803

by William Mott

(63p. some blank pages, copy.)

Details of voyage round Cape Horn; killing whales; Narborough Island; Chatham Isle; sighting other fish, duties of crew; other whaling ships.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3057

Series 38/8. Log of the William Southsea whaling ship by William Mott, 1796 - 1803

Details of leaving London in company of other ships, 12 April 1796; duties of crew; rounding Cape Horn; Isle of Masafuro; killing whales; Chatham Island; watching for turtles; other whaling ships; scurvy; catching turpins on James Island; Narborough Island.

(84p. copy)

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3057

Series 38/10. Voyage of Comet to Southsea Fishery, 1812 - 1815 and notes from voyage of the Rattler by Captain James Colnett, 24 December 1792 - 1815

3 items


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3057

Extracts from log of Hull Whaler Comet to Southsea fishery, 3 September 1812 - 3 December 1815 (Item [A])

Details of ship, Captain Abel Scurr; other Southsea whalers; course; rounding Cape Horn; rendezvous at Mocha Island; catching sperm whales; duties of crew; rebel action in Telquana Roads, Comet boarded and crew taken prisoner; Comet liberated; order finally restored by Spanish and Comet allowed to sail after being detained 12 months; killing blackfish; killing seals on Hood, Charles and Gardener Islands to make shoes for crew; death of Captain Scurr at Callao; voyage home.

Notes from a voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean, 1798 (Item [B])

For the purpose of extending the Spermaceli Whale Fisheries and other objects of commerce by ascertaining the Ports, Bays, Harbours and anchoring births in certain islands and coasts in those seas at which the ships of the British merchants might be refitted undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy in the ship Rattler.

Details of Colnett's previous service; fitting out of Rattler, voyage, 24 December 1792 - 1 November 1794 (Item)

Series 39/4. Log of and notes on Normancourt by Frank Logan, 17 March 1879 - 13 July 1879

Copy of journal kept by passenger Frank Logan on voyage of Normancourt, London to Sydney


Details of ship and crew; weather; daily run; sighting other ships; flying fish landing on deck; playing cribbage with Captain; visited Samuel Plimsoll, emigrant ship to obtain medical advice - not allowed on board due to measles epidemic; St Elmo's Fire; Crozet Islands sighted; St Paul's Island, gales; entering Sydney Heads.

Includes account of loss of Normancourt, wrecked off Holyhead in 1883 on voyage from Java with sugar.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3057

Series 39/5. Thermopylae Notebook, 1868 - 1895

Notes, correspondence and press cuttings on the voyages of Thermopylae to Australia. Correspondents include Charles Hopkins (Brisbane).

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3058

Series 39/8. Cutty Sark: Notebook, 1870 - 1894

Notes and press cuttings on Cutty Sark.

(262p. some blank pages.)

Subjects include: opinions of sailors on the ship; speeds logged; design and specification; cargos carried; abstract logs for voyages 1st, 1870 - 23rd, 1894.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3058

Series 39/13. Captain D.Williams Logs of Medway and Bellands, 12 September 1916 - 12 May 1927

3 items


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3058

D.Williams (St Dogmaels) to Lubbock re sailing round world on Medway and news of his brother, Deputy Director of Navigation for New South Wales, 12 and 25 May 1927 (Item)

Copy of log of Medway on voyage round the world, 12 September 1916 - 22 October 1917 (Item)

Kept by R.O.Harris, chief mate.

Copy of log of Bellands, St Nazaire to Port Lincoln, Sydney and Belfast, 29 August 1921 - 27 August 1922 (Item)

Kept by Captain Williams. Details of course, wind, weather.

Series 39/25. Captain Edward John Molony's Abstracts, 1874 - 1897

Voyages book for British Statesman, 1874, 1877-1880; British Commodore, 1875-1876; British Merchant, 1880-1893 and British Isles, 1893-1897 on voyages to and from Australia.


Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3058

Series 39/27. Log of Commonwealth, 30 January 1895 - June 1899

Copy of log of Commonwealth


Details: loading 8 miles of cable wire for cable tram cars in Melbourne; finding stowaways; discharging and loading up the Yarra; cargo includes tins of rabbit; visiting Sandridge races on Queen's birthday holiday; 2nd voyage to Melbourne; then in ballast of slippery mud to Newcastle to load coal; 'the harbour looked splendid, one mass of masts and yards gaily decorated with flags of all nations for there were over 120 ships in harbour waiting for coal owing to miners' strike'; waited 3.5 months in harbour; fire on board; loaded coal for Valparaiso; voyage from Rotterdam to Sydney; loading wool at Woolloomooloo; 'off Gippsland, Victoria North Westerly wind enveloped us in smoke from Bush fires', voyage to Boston; in ballast to Albany; loading Karra wood for London.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3058

Series 39/31. South Sea Islands. Cuttings and notes

Subjects include: William Henry 'Bully' Hayes; Tahitian customs; fauna; vocabularies; sandalwood trade; Pitcairn Island; Hawaii; New Zealand dependencies; canoes.

(c80p., pagination erratic)

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3058

Series 41. Miscellaneous Logs, 6 January 1855 - 31 May 1912

3 items

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M3058

Abstract log of Loch Broom of Glasgow, London to Melbourne, 31 August - 16 December 1911 and Melbourne to London, 23 February 1912 - 31 May 1912 (File [A])

Details of weather, course, position, remarks - weather, winds, sails set, anchorage at Port Adelaide; anchorage at Williamstown.


Abstract log of Harbinger, 8 July 1884 - 25 March 1887 (File [B])

London to Melbourne, 8 July - 2 October 1884, Melbourne to London, 24 December 1884 - 3 April 1885, London to Melbourne, 30 May - 22 August 1885, London to Melbourne 5 June - 1 September 1886, Melbourne to London

Details of weather, course, position, remarks - weather, wind, speaking with other ships, sails set.


Lightning Gazette and Black Ball Line Advertiser, 6 January 1855 - 1 August 1857 (File 42)

Copies of the Lightning Gazette and Black Ball Line Advertiser covering 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th voyages of Lightning to Australia 6 January 1855 - 1 August 1857

(291p. index at back).

Subjects include: logs of voyages; notices to passengers; meeting of entertainment committee; programmes of entertainments; specifications of the ship; menus; rescue of steerage passenger who fell overboard; extracts from Captain's letter re progress of voyages; celebration of Queen's birthday; address and testimonial to Captain Enright; items for sale; biographical sketch of Captain Enright; dinner to Captain Enright on his giving up command of Lightning, 24 August 1857.