Voyage of the "Mary and Sally" to Macquarie Island for the purpose of obtaining sea elephant oil and seal skins.
Crowther, William L (1932) Voyage of the "Mary and Sally" to Macquarie Island for the purpose of obtaining sea elephant oil and seal skins. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 39-46. ISSN 0080-4703
This vessel of 130 tons, Captain James Kelly, master,
is noted in the " Sydney Gazette " of 18.9.32 as having left
Sydney Cove for the Derwent, en route for Macquarie Island.
After a stay of nearly two months at Hobart Town her voyage
proper commenced on 16th November, 1813.
The brig was no stranger to the Southern Antarctic
Islands, and, since her arrival from Bengal, had made voyages
in the two previous years to Campbell and Macquarie
Islands, under the command of Captain Feen.
At this time, two and a half years after its discovery,
although the fur-bearing seal had been so depleted in numbers,
Macquarie Island was still the home of large numbers
of sea elephants.
The object of the voyage was primarily to obtain oil
from the latter and the skins of the fur-bearing seal.
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