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Dadswell Family

Sailing to Australia – the Hazardous Trip

Further reading, the John Linn

There are a number of information sources which tell parts of the story of the John Linn sailing ship - if you know of additional information, please share the knowledge by emailing or mailing Harley Dadswell at PO Box 519, Curtin  ACT  2605, Australia.

Sources used in the preparation of the article on this Dadswell family history website include:

Passenger list
Public Records Office of Victoria website (www.prov.vic.gov.au - see unassisted passenger list) and on microfilm of ship passenger lists (October 1857) available at most State Libraries

Publications
Log of Logs, a catalogue of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters and all forms of voyage narratives, 1788-1988, by Ian Nicholson
Biddle British Ships, Transactions of British ships in the Melbourne trade, 1840-1869, by Thomas Edger Biddle
Shipping Arrivals and Departures Victorian Ports, Marten A. Syme
Reports of the Immigration Agent of Victoria, contained within Parliamentary Papers (328.94504) at the State Library of Victoria

Newspapers
The Argus - various references, available on microfilm at most State Libraries and online at http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home
The Times Digital Archives (http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/ - various references on this pay-per-view website but available for public access at some State Libraries)
Harper's New Monthly Magazine 1874 article - see http://www.capecodhistory.us/19th/Rights_Wrongs_Sailors-Nordhoff.htm
Daily Southern Cross article of 2 September 1864 - use search facility on www.paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ or go direct on this website address

Other sources
Canadian Heritage Information Network - see documents relating to the John Linn.
Lloyd's Register of Shipping - available on microfiche at most State Libraries
Marine Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria 1853-1920
Victorian Deserters from Ships Index 1853-1880

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