Monday, July 27, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #16

13 October

Fine day strong breeze sailing about 11 miles an hour we are all busy cleaning up to day the crew is very busy cleaning up the paint on the sides of the ship and otherwise getting ready for port.

14 October

Sunday. Fine day rather cold wind ship rolling a little sailing about 10 miles an hour off the southern coast of Tasmania.

15 October

Rather dull slight showers this morning wind shifting about this afternoon from the North-West to South-West ship sailing about 7 miles an hour one of the married women was taken to the Hospital this morning suffering from Inflamation [sic]. one of the sailors is sick from fever and ague.

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