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Title Journal of the Vimeira Convict Ship
Author Crawford, Dr William
Date 16 Sep 1865 - 6 Jan 1866
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference MT 32/10
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, the weather and various infractions by convicts. Also includes an inventory of the ship's stores with remarks as to the condition of food and provisions provided.
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
Ports Gravesend, Portland, England; Western Australia, Australia
Ships Vimeira
Keywords surgeon, transportation, convict, shipping, regulations, provisions, children, death, health and sickness, alcohol, weapon, theft, clothing, food, prisoner, prison
Language English
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