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Log of whaler Vigilant

  • AU PMB MS 976
  • Collectie
  • 19 October 1831 - 2 August 1835

The Vigilant was a barque of 405 tons. Mr R.J. Swain is a great-great-grandson of the logkeeper.

The Vigilant left London in October 1831, rounded the Cape of Good Hope and headed for Indonesia. Calls were made at Timor (March-Juen 1832) and Ternate (July-August). The Vigilant then sailed north of New Guinea, whaled in New Ireland waters (September-December) and continued to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand (21 February - 23 March 1833). Subsequent calls were made at Tongatapu, Tonga (29 June - 5 July), Tutuila, Samoa (10-12 July), Bay of Islands (14-30 October; 30 January - 4 February 1834), Norfolk Island (20-21 February), Bay of Islands (31 March - 30 April), 'Eua, Tonga (30-31 May), Vava'u, Tonga (15-22 June), Manu'a, Samoa (25-27 June, 7-11 September), Savai'i, Samoa (2-4 September), Sydney (19 October - 24 November), Bay of Islands (28 February - 18 March 1835). The ship returned to England via Cape Horn on 2 August 1835. Following the log are drafts of letters written in 1841 to Robert Duke and others about money matters and another command for Swain.

Swain Samuel

Journal and logbook of the ship Maria of Nantucket, Mass., USA

  • AU PMB MS 414
  • Collectie
  • 1832-36

The MARIA made a whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1832-36. She rounded Cape Horn, cruised on the Chilean and Peruvian coasts and touched at the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Maui (Hawai'i).

There are two documents:<BR><BR>1. A typescript copy of a journal kept by the ship's carpenter Joseph B. ?, 18 February 1833-27 April 1836.<BR><BR>2. Logbook kept by Captain Macy beginning 13 October 1832 and ending 17 January 1836.

Macy, Captain Alexander

Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

  • AU PMB MS 205
  • Collectie
  • 1825 - 1836

Please refer to the full entry in PMB 200

For indexes see American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1978 and Where the Whalers Went, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1984. Information is provided in the following format: Name of ship (in upper case); Name of Captain/Logkeeper; Date of voyage; Area or places visited.
ZEPHYR; ?Clearland; 1829-30; Timor, Canton - Continued from reel PMB 204 PERU; Lovett; 1825; South America, East Indies JANUS; ?; n.d.; South America, East Indies ROSCOE; ?Briggs; 1827-29; South America, Manila and back DERBY; ?Chever; 1830-32; South America, Hawaii, Guam, Manila PERU; Eagleston; 1830-33; Fiji RASSELAS; Eagleston; n.d.; Fiji EMERALD; Osborn; 1833-36; New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, Nauru PERU; Ross; 1832; Fiji, Manila BENGAL; Russell; 1832-35; South America, Marquesas, Hawaii, Tahiti BENGAL; Silver; 1833-35; Whaling Cruise LOPER; Meadder; 1832-35; Whaling Cruise PALLAS; Archer; 1832-34; Marquesas, Hawaii, East Indies TYBEE; Driver; 1832-33; Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti

New England Microfilming Project

Journal and other papers

  • AU PMB MS 35
  • Collectie
  • 1822 - 1840

Rev. John Williams (1796-1839) went to Tahiti as a missionary in 1816 and was active in the Society, Hervey, Southern Cook and Samoan Islands. In 1839, he moved to Fasitoouta, Upolu, in Samoa and began a station there. On November 20th of that year, he was killed at Erromanga, New Hebrides. Rev. Robert Bourne (18??-1871) went to the Society Islands as a missionary in 1817. In 1822, he began the mission at Tahaa. He left Tahiti in 1827 and retired to England in 1829.

The principal item on the microfilm is a journal describing a voyage made by the Revs John Williams and Robert Bourne from Raiatea to Aitutaki, Mangaia, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Rarotonga in July-August 1823, to propagate the Gospel. The journal appears to have been written, or written up, by Bourne. There is a subscription in ink by Williams on the last page. Some passages in the journal are the same or similar to those in William's <I>A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands</I>, London, 1837.<BR><BR>Other items on the microfilm are:<BR><BR> A letter from Williams to his family from Raiatea, dated November 9, 1822.<BR> A copy of a letter from Tamatoa, chief of Raiatea, to the President of the United States, dated Raiatea, September 10, 1829.<BR> A letter from Williams to A. Birnie, dated Raiatea, February 27, 1830.<BR> A letter from Williams to his sister Mary, dated Portsea, June 17, 1836.<BR> A letter from Williams to his sister, dated Cape Town, July 14, 1838.<BR> Copy of an extract from the minutes of a meeting of the London Missionary Society in Samoa on March 30, 1840, concerning news of the murder of Williams in the New Hebrides and his associate James Harris.

Williams John and Bourne Robert

Journal of the United States exploring expedition

  • AU PMB MS 146
  • Collectie
  • 1838 - 1840

Captain Hudson was commander of the US ship <I>Peacock</I>, one of the vessels of the United States Exploring Expedition to the Pacific 1838-42, commanded by Commodore Charles Wilkes.

The journal begins on 20 August 1838 and is preceded by a list of the officers and scientific corps of the United States Exploring Expedition and correspondence relating to it. It continues to 8 August 1840 and includes copies of correspondence exchanged during the voyage. The journal and preceding papers fill 567 pages. On p.564 is a summary of the voyage showing the dates of arrival at various ports. Places visited in the Pacific were: The Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti, Samoa, Lord Howe Island, Tonga and Fiji.

Hudson Captain William L.

Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

  • AU PMB MS 207
  • Collectie
  • 1830 - 1840

Please refer to the full entry in PMB 200

For indexes see American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1978 and Where the Whalers Went, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1984.Information is provided in the following format: Name of ship (in upper case); Name of Captain/Logkeeper; Date of voyage; Area or places visited.
LYDIA; Howie; 1835-37; Continued from reel PMB 206<BR>GEORGE; Endicott; 1830-31; India<BR>BLACK WARRIOR; Mugford; 1835; New Zealand, Australia<BR>(NAME UNKNOWN); ?; 1836; Whaling voyage<BR>ELIZABETH; ?Hedge; 1836-40; Pacific Ocean<BR>JOSEPH PEABODY; ?Moore; 1836- 37; Hawaii, California<BR>MERMAID; Cheever; 1836-37; New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji<BR>SAPPHIRE; Smith; 1836; Whaling Cruise

New England Microfilming Project

Journal on board the whaling ship Massachusetts

  • AU PMB MS 1038
  • Collectie
  • 1836 - 1840

James Warden Brett (1815-1846) was born in Kent, England and was entered on the books of the MASSACHUSETTS as the harpooner of the larboard whaleboat. Brett was twenty-one years old when he began his journal and the voyage which was to last for three and a half years. He died in Bombay, at the age of thirty-one, while captain of the ship WEST INDIAN. In the latter half of the 19th century the journal narrowly escaped being buried or burnt during a clearing out by the Widow Brett of Raymond Terrace. A family friend retrieved the journal which he later presented to Mr Percy Thomas, grand nephew of James Brett, in July 1893. The journal also suffered considerable damage during the Maitland flood of 1954. As a result some pages are missing and others are almost illegible.

The journal begins on Wednesday 7 December, 1836, when the ship sailed from New Bedford, Massachusetts on a whaling voyage to the South Seas under Captain George F. Brown. Brett describes in great detail the activities of a harpooner, life on board a whaling ship in general, the many other ships they spoke and all the events experienced during their landfalls and their time at sea. The journal ends on Sunday 19 July, 1840. The voyage included the Peruvian coast, Galapagos Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Guadaloupe, the Mexican coast, Juan Fernandes, Massafeuro, Quiraquina and Talcahuano Bay.

Brett, James Warden

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