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Title: The discovery of the relics of H.M. Colonial Brig Lady Nelson and the schooner Stedcombe
Author: Spillett, Peter
metadata.ebooks.dc.contributor.corpauthor: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Publication location: Darwin
Publisher: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Publication date: 1982
Notes: Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
'I dedicate this work to the memory of Captain Samuel Johns; Mate Bastell and the crews of the 'Lady Nelson and the "Stedcombe" who lost their lives in the service of the garrison at Fort Dundas, Melville Island in 1825.'
Description / Abstract: The fate of two vessels that left Fort Dundas within a week of each other in February of 1825 and were never seen again. One was the Colonial Brig "Lady Nelson" which was attached to Fort Dundas as a supply ship, and the other the East India Trade Committee's schooner "Stedcombe", which was intended to trade with the Indonesian Islands and establish a entrepot at the settlement. The author has attempted to provide documentary evidence relating to the loss of the two vessels and their crews, so as to tell their own story. In addition, the author has recounted his own story from the notes taken on his journals, supplemented with photographs and the oral testimony of the island people who are traditionally related to the events that took place so long ago. - Introduction
Physical Description: ix, 50 pages : illustrations (some colour), genealogy, maps, portraits, tables ; 21 x 38 cm.
Language: English
Subject: Shipwrecks
Relations with Indonesia
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Copyright owner: Historical Society of the Northern Territory
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