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A short account of a voyage from Port Jackson in New South Wales to Canton in China in 1803, 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 235-251

Scope and Contents

A narrative account by James Inman of a voyage on board the ship Rolla, commanded by John Cumming, in 1803. The account provides details of the situation of places encountered, and of ‘every circumstance’ of the voyage relevant to navigation. It includes detailed descriptions of many of the places visited and of encounters with indigenous peoples. It also describes the loss of HMS Porpoise and the merchantman Cato, and the role of the Rolla, the Cumberland (commanded by Captain Flinders), and the Francis (commanded by Mr Aiken) in the rescue of their crews.


  • 1803


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20 folio(s) (20 ff.) : Paper

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Date information

DateText: circa.

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Australia [subject]

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Bird Islet [subject]

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Macau [subject]

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Marshall Islands [subject]

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Saipan [subject]

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Solomon Islands [subject]

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Sydney [subject]

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Tinian [subject]

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Wreck Reefs [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-07-19 12:49:51+00:00

Repository Details

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