20th December 1878 – 85th day

“Up at 8.15. Been doing about 5 knots an hour till 10 when the breeze freshened. Nothing particular occurred today. They have been painting to make us look nice & smart. Cards in the evening & bed at 10pm”

Extract from A.Whelen’s Australia travel journal aboard the Hesperides sailing from England to Melbourne in 1878


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