Diary of voyage from Plymouth to Hokitika August 1st to October 15th, 1878

Title

Diary of voyage from Plymouth to Hokitika August 1st to October 15th, 1878

Subject

Diary page 1

Description

A. M. D. G.

Diary of voyage from Plymouth to Hokitika

August 1st to October 15th, 1878

Left Plymouth accompanied by Father Molony, who by a special privilege obtained permission to accompany us in the tender to the “Garonne” on reaching which he acted the part of a Guardian Angel & Father combined, saw sisters in safely to steamer, then luggage had hardly time to give us his solemn blessing & say “Farewell”, returned to “tender”, we watched each other until distance rendered the “tender” invisible, got on fairly until about 4 p.m., when all the sisters began to drop off by degrees, except our brave little sailors Srs M. Claver and Kate who withstood everything. August the 2nd in Biscay’s dreaded Bay, not so bad as we apprehended, but rough enough withal. Sisters recovering by slow degrees. August 3rd, left Bay at 3 a.m. Sisters better, sea calmer during day, sighted several sailing vessels homeward bound,

Creator

Sisters of Mercy

Source

Sisters of Mercy Archive, Ennis collection

Publisher

Sisters of Mercy Archive

Date

1878

Contributor

Dunne, Joan

Rights

All rights reserved

Relation

www.sistersofmercy.org.nz

Format

Manuscript

Language

eng

Type

image.jpg

Identifier

XE/358C1

Coverage

1878

Files

Diary image.jpg
Date Added
April 2, 2014
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Citation
Sisters of Mercy, “Diary of voyage from Plymouth to Hokitika August 1st to October 15th, 1878,” Hokitika Diary, accessed September 26, 2017, http://hokitika.omeka.net/items/show/48.