Melancholy Event

Following on from the post concerning the seizure of the Schooner Active by Native New Zealanders, the demise of aforementioned Captain Henry Wishart three years later was recorded in the Hobart Colonial Times of 20 August 1839. MELANCHOLY EVENT The whaling ship, Wallaby, belonging to this port, and commanded by Captain Henry Wishart, arrived yesterday […]

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The Late Dr Wishart

James Wishart was born on 13 September 1871 in Edinburgh, Midlothian. He was the eldest son of James Wishart, a grocer from Culross, and Elizabeth Liddle McLaren. He died in Edinburgh during 1912 aged 40, and was a well-respected member of the community – as illustrated in the following article which was published in The […]

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