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A Sealing voyage to Bass Straits by the Schooner 'Brothers' in 1813

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Crowther, WELH (1936) A Sealing voyage to Bass Straits by the Schooner 'Brothers' in 1813. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

It is a remarkable fact that, in spite of the many voyages from Sydney Cove, Hobart Town, and Port Dalrymple to procure sealskins and sea-elephant oil, the only sources of information as to the incidents of these expeditions have been short reports in colonial newspapers and in official communications from Sydney to the Home Government. An old log bound in kangaroo skin and kept in the well-known hand-writing' of Captain James Kelly,describes the proceedings of two voyages; first, that of the 'Brothers,' which is described hereafter, and secondly that of the 'Mary and Sally' to Macquarie Island to take sea-elephant oil and sealskins.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 03:54
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14380
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