Henry Murray Wishart (1913 – 1944)

Henry Murray Wishart was born on 6 April 1913 in Grandview, Manitoba. He was the third of ten children born to Andrew Murray Wishart, a farmer and labourer from Portage La Prairie, and Beatrice Winifred McNichol. Henry (or Murray as he was generally known) lived in Russell and left school aged eleven to work as […]

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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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