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dc.contributor.authorSpillett, Peteren
dc.descriptionThe fate of two vessels that left Fort Dundas within a week of each other in February of 1825 and were never seen again. One was the Colonial Brig "Lady Nelson" which was attached to Fort Dundas as a supply ship, and the other the East India Trade Committee's schooner "Stedcombe", which was intended to trade with the Indonesian Islands and establish a entrepot at the settlement. The author has attempted to provide documentary evidence relating to the loss of the two vessels and their crews, so as to tell their own story. In addition, the author has recounted his own story from the notes taken on his journals, supplemented with photographs and the oral testimony of the island people who are traditionally related to the events that took place so long ago. - Introductionen
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- The settlement of north Australia -- The loss of the 'Lady Nelson' and the 'Stedcombe -- Historical evidence -- The rescue of Joseph Forbes of the 'Stedcombe' -- Voyage to Ambon and the Moluccas in search of the wrecks -- The second attempt in search of the wrecks -- The discovery of the relics and traditional stories -- Appendix.en
dc.format.mediumix, 50 pages : illustrations (some colour), genealogy, maps, portraits, tables ; 21 x 38 cm.en
dc.publisherHistorical Society of the Northern Territoryen
dc.subjectRelations with Indonesiaen
dc.titleThe discovery of the relics of H.M. Colonial Brig Lady Nelson and the schooner Stedcombeen
dc.rights.holderHistorical Society of the Northern Territoryen
dc.description.notesMade available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).en
dc.description.notes'I dedicate this work to the memory of Captain Samuel Johns; Mate Bastell and the crews of the 'Lady Nelson and the "Stedcombe" who lost their lives in the service of the garrison at Fort Dundas, Melville Island in 1825.'en
dc.contributor.corpauthorHistorical Society of the Northern Territoryen
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