Fishburn, storeship of the First Fleet (fl 1787-1789)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Informing Maskelyne that he had a sent a letter via the Fishburn under Captain [Robert] Brown.
Reporting on his work at the observatory in Sydney. Dawes reports that he had seen nothing of the comet and complains that his duties as Engineer and Officer of Artillery were preventing him from attending to the observatory, which had soured his relationship with the Governor. He asks that a suitable person be sent out to take over the Observatory before his six years there had expired. He also reports the naming of Maskelyne Point.