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Emily Caroline Creaghe - Diary, 22 Dec. 1882 - 5 Sept. 1883

Collection Title
Emily Caroline Creaghe - Diary, 22 Dec. 1882 - 5 Sept. 1883
Repository
Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
Reference
MLMSS 2982
Date Range
1882 - 1883
Creator
Creaghe, Emily Caroline (1860 - 1944)
Description

Describes her journey from Sydney in the ship Corea with calls at Queensland ports, reaching Thursday Island 9 Jan. 1883, arrival at Flinders telegraph station 14 Jan. 1883, and the journey from Normanton to Port Darwin, sailing from Port Darwin for Sydney 22 Aug. 1883 on the steamer Feilung. Gives details of i.a., meetings with Aborigines, hardships of the exploring party and the movements of its several members, the countryside and the towns and stations visited. The account ends 5 Sept. 1883 before the Feilung reached Brisbane, and includes lists of baby clothes, recipes, etc. The collection also includes part of a letter from the author at Katherine telegraph station to her father, Major G. C. Robinson, 12 July 1883, and a processed transcript of most of the diary, with excerpts from newspaper articles and maps of the exploring party's route

Formats
Textual records
Quantity
1 box
Access
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