Collection MS 196 - Logbook of the Barque Woodlark

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AU PMB MS 196

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Logbook of the Barque Woodlark

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  • 27 March 1856 - 12 April 1857 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Fisher was chief officer of The Woodlark

The logbook describes a whaling voyage to the South Pacific apparently under a Captain Hardwicke. The voyage began in Sydney and took in Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, the New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Torres Strait, Bismarck Archipelago, Santa Cruz Group, Tikopia and New Zealand. There is a gap in the log from 2 February to 31 March 1857.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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ms196

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