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Title Journal of the Norwood Convict Ship
Author Saunders, Dr
Date 11 Mar-29 Jul 1867
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference MT 32/12
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name Admiralty Transport Department, Surgeon Superintendents' Journals of Convict Ships
Description Journal written by the Surgeon Superintendent detailing the daily life on board. During the voyage, the crew are suspected of stealing bottles of wine and some of the soldiers on board are insubordinate. Several prisoners are scalded by a malfunctioning condenser boiler and rewards are given out for good conduct. The journal also includes a list of the offences which would incur punishment and a list of those embarked on the Norwood, their nationality and schooling.
Series Description This series consists of journals of Surgeon Superintendents in charge of convicts, containing rules and regulations, lists of names, details of diet and medical reports.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Tenerife, Spain
Ports Deptford, Sheerness, Gravesend, Chatham, Portland, Dungeness, England; Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia; Calcutta, Madras, India
Nationality English; Scottish; American; Welsh; Danish; Swiss; Italian; Irish; Polish; Dutch; Canadian
Ships Norwood; HMS St George; Orestes; City of Shanghai; Roxburgh Castle
Keywords surgeon, transportation, convict, shipping, regulations, provisions, punishment, prison, prisoner, children, health and sickness, disease, hospital, food, communication, tuberculosis, theft, clothing, birth, death, soldier, sailor
Language English
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