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Collection 04: John Easty - Journal, 1786-1793. Titled `Pt Jno Easty A Memorandum of the Transa[ ] of a Voiage [sic] from England to Botany Bay in The Scarborough transport Captn Marshall Commander kept by me your humble Servan[ ] John Easty marine wich [sic] began 1787', November 1786 - May 1793
Level of Description
Date of Work
November 1786 - May 1793
Type of Material
SAFE / DLSPENCER 374
Digitised : 2013
Textual Records - (manuscript)
Administrative / Biographical Note
Little is known of John Easty, private marine on the Scarborough. Neither his birth nor death dates are known. He returned to England in December 1792, on the Atlantic, the same ship that conveyed Arthur Phillip home. In September 1794 he was employed by a London grocer and spent some years petitioning the Admiralty for compensation promised for short rations in New South Wales. References: Mollie Gillen, The founders of Australia; ADB)
Bequest of Sir William Dixson in 1952. The precise date and source of Dixson's acquisition of the journal are not known although it was in Dixson's collection in 1937 when it was used by George Mackaness for his publication Admiral Arthur Phillip (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1937).
This journal has been published in transcription: 'John Easty, Memorandum of transactions of a voyage from England to Botany Bay, 1787-1791: a First Fleet Journal' (Sydney: Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales, 1965. See ML Q991.1/16A1 and CY 914, frames 99-203). Microfilm copy available at CY 4160, frames 15-114
Sir William Dixson Library.
Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection - Jan 2003 - Mar 2004
Digital order no.
Album ID : 823440
First Fleet Collection of journals, correspondence and drawings, ca 1786-1802, held in the Mitchell and Dixson Libraries.
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