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Southwell goes South, Part III: "The Lad Means Well Enough Too."
"I am no great hand at description, but still I flatter myself these little particulars would from me be acceptable."
Daniel Southwell, 4th June 1787, Santa Cruz

Very acceptable, Daniel. I'm going to devote this entry and the next, which will be my last on the British Library findings for now, to some of the little particulars that stood out for me, from the voyage and (next time) Australia itself.

A Brief GazetteerCollapse )

Crossing the LineCollapse )

So, What about the Convicts?Collapse )

Signing OffCollapse )

World's Oldest Colour Film
By the way, if you haven't seen this yet, you really ought to. It will only take you a few seconds.