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Title Diary of a Voyage from Auckland, New Zealand to Liverpool on Ship Phoenix (White Star Line) by Passenger William Hodkinson
Author Hodkinson, William
Date 2 Jul-10 Oct 1860
Document Type Personal Account
Reference DX/1481
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Description Hodkinson describes the perrilous voyage between New Zealand and England in a ship which begins to leak after leaving port. He provides descriptions of fellow passengers, what happened to a stowaway Royal Navy sailor, how the crew and passengers tackle the issues of flooding and general journey conditions through bad weather and storms. The ship arrived safely at Liverpool.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions
Country (from) New Zealand
Country (to) Great Britain
Ports Auckland, New Zealand; Liverpool, England
Nationality English; Scottish; French
Ships Phoenix
People Hodkinson, William
Keywords White Star Line, journey conditions, shipping, sailor, health and sickness, labourer, entertainment, alcohol, food, stowaway, vermin, women, children, religion, animals
Additional Information Please note: Final page of this diary is torn, with material missing.
Language English
Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library