Item T-MIN/1 - Fragment of an Australian goldfields diary

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GB 249 T-MIN/1

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Fragment of an Australian goldfields diary

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  • 1856 (Creation)

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27 pp.

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The diary covers the period May-November 1856. The anonymous writer, a farmer's son, and his brother appear to have had gold claims at Whitehorse, near Ballarat for about three years. The writer then describes life aboard ship on a voyage (without his brother) from Melbourne on the 'James Baines' bound for Liverpool, as far as Cape Clear.

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  • English

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