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Title Journal of the Corona Convict Ship
Author Crawford, Dr William
Date 4 Sep-26 Dec 1866
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference MT 32/11
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. Dr Crawford relates an incident where convicts had broken through the deck to get into the hold. The three captains of the mess were flogged. Includes a list of punishments inflicted on the 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
Places Downs, England
Ports Deptford, Sheerness, Chatham, Portsmouth, Portland, England; Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Ships Corona
Keywords surgeon, transportation, convict, shipping, regulations, provisions, religion, food, children, birth, death, health and sickness, prison, prisoner, cholera, alcohol, education, Catholicism, flogging, theft
Language English
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