Secondhand. Good condition. Minor edgewear. Sunning of pages. Inside cover page has some cuts to foredge. Dust jacket has only minor creasing at the top.
Henry Richardson, ship's surgeon, wrote a journal in two volumes of his voyage beginning in 1859 on the convict ship Sultana, headed Western Australia.
After her fitting out at Deptford in April/May, she picked up convicts in Sheerness, Portsmouth, Portland and Plymouth, leaving on May 28, 1859 bound for the Swan River Colony.
The voyage took 82 days and the Sultana arrived in Fremantle on August 19, 1859. She took on a cargo of jarrah timber at the Vasse and then returned to Fremantle from whence she sailed for Colombo in November. Richardson's writing gives us a contemporary view of Colonial society.