Tuesday, September 19, 2006

JAVA a contact with a relative of Captain Duthie

In 1986 I began to research the sailing ship JAVA, which brought my ancestors to South Australia on February 6th 1840.
This is a photograph taken in Gibraltar around the 1920's-1930's
Java at Gibraltar
I published a book about it and each year I still get enquiries about it. Last night I received a call from Edmee Cudmore, whose ancestor was Alexander Duthie, the ship's master. Here is a scan of an orginal ticket that I saw during my research, with a receipt on the back for the Conigrave family.
Java Ticket
Java Ticket
I had early blogged on this topic In December of 2005