John Wishart (1806 – 1868)

Many Wisharts have drowned over the years, either through tragedies at sea, or childhood misadventure. The following article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 18 February 1868 concerns an engineer named John Wishart, who was born on 28 June 1806 in Anderston, Glasgow and sailed from Greenock on 18 June 1842 aboard the Jane […]

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Seizure Of The Schooner Active

The following article was published in the Sydney Herald on 7 April 1836 and is an account of the seizure of the Schooner Active by Native New Zealanders written by Captain Henry Wishart. He died three years later after a whale upset the ship he was sailing in. GENTLEMEN – Having just returned from New […]

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