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Journal of a voyage to the western pacific in the Melanesian mission yacht Southern Cross, 25 August - 10 November 1906

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Beattie, John Watt (1906) Journal of a voyage to the western pacific in the Melanesian mission yacht Southern Cross, 25 August - 10 November 1906. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A diary kept by John Watt Beattie (1859-1930), a photographer of Hobart, Tasmania, to
record his trip in the 'Southern Cross' from Norfolk Island to the Solomon Islands, via the
New Hebrides and Santa Cruz islands, to take photographs of the islands and mission
centres, at the invitation of Dr. Wilson, Bishop of Melanesia from 25 August to 10 November 1906.

The original manuscript has been deposited in the Royal Society of Tasmania's Library
by the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (ref: RS.29/3). It is roughly written in pencil in
a quarto notebook.
The transcript was made by Linda Rodda and Lesley Elliot
(University of Tasmania Archives) for the Royal Society of Tasmania.

Beattie's spelling
has been retained, although his regular use of 'to' for 'too' has usually been corrected, but
the punctuation has occasionally been modified for clarity, including his use of the
apostrophe in 'do'nt' for 'don't', and long entries split into paragraphs.
From the Royal Society Collection RS29/3

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, John Watt Beattie, Norfolk Island, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, Santa Cruz islands, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections,
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Copyright Information:

This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement.
Neither the transcript nor the original diary may be reproduced or published without
permission from the Royal Society of Tasmania and The University of Tasmania, Special & Rare Collections.

Collections: Royal Society Collection
Other Special Collections
Additional Information:

Royal Society Collection RS29/3

Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 00:50
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 06:33
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