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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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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