Author Archives: Veronica Peek

About Veronica Peek

History is an undervalued subject but this blog is aimed at those people who do still like researching and reading about the past. I will continue it for a time by gradually publishing all of my research material and sources. If you disagree with any of my conclusions or can add any additional information, I would love to hear from you. My email address, for useful comments/criticisms of the book, is veronicapeek@gmail.com

Part One: voyage of the barque Charles Eaton

…  Charles Eaton:_Wake for the melancholy shipwreck Archived in perpetuity by the National Library of Australia in their Pandora Archive of Australian electronic online publications of national significance. Located in their  Papua New Guinea category but linked to this site. … Continue reading

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Part Two: the long wait for news

  Chapter 6: Bad Tidings about the Charles Eaton   by Veronica Peek ……… On 27 August 1834, 29 days after leaving Sydney,1 the Jane and Henry was still bobbing along the outer route and had not yet passed through … Continue reading

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Part Three: their fate is so horrible

  Chapter 11: Faraway Places   Most of the relatives and friends of the missing passengers and crew lived in England, where there was a long delay on news from the Torres Strait. The letters they have left behind reveal … Continue reading

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Part Four: a tale of two boys

Chapter 16: Torres Strait Island Home Duppa began to teach John Ireland how to collect shellfish and grow yams, bananas and coconuts. He also gave the lad a piece of land to cultivate and later, a 20-metre-long canoe from Papua New … Continue reading

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Part Five: sad epitaphs and savage retribution

(includes Waterloo Creek and Myall Creek Massacres) … … Chapter 21: Eliza Fraser and Anne Slade The Charles Eaton shipwreck was just one of two disasters the Sydney newspapers were following at that time. They were also covering the arrival … Continue reading

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Select Bibliography

… … BOOKS Alexander, Michael, Mrs Fraser on the Fatal Shore. London: Michael Joseph, 1971. Barton, Charlotte (A Lady Long Resident in New South Wales), A Mother’s Offering to Her Children. Sydney: printed at the Gazette Office, 1840. Bayley, William D’Oyly, A Biographical, … Continue reading

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