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Title Journal of the Racehorse Convict Ship
Author Watson, Dr A
Date 26 Apr-23 Aug 1865
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference MT 32/9
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. Includes daily accounts of the weather and disobedience of the convict prisoners.
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, Portsmouth, England; Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Ships Racehorse; HMS Adder; HMS St George
Keywords surgeon, transportation, convict, shipping, regulations, provisions, religion, food, health and sickness, hospital, death, prison, prisoner, women, children, Catholicism, birth, alcohol, violence, clothing
Language English
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