Hook, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 571/1-2;MJ Letter book, 1810-1815, microfilm

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence includes a letter relating to the New South Wales Sealing Voyage (from Port Jackson), 1810 (leader Frederick Hasselburg). Sailing on Perseverance, owned by Campbell and Co. Hasselburg, discovered the island on 11 July 1810 during a return voyage to Campbell Island, and named it after the then governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie. After landing a sealing gang on Campbell Island, Hasselburg returned to Port Jackson in August for fresh supplies and provisions. Returning to Macquarie Island in October 1810, the vessel continued to Campbell Island where Hasselburg was drowned on 4 November 1810.

Alternative Form Available

This is a copy.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on sealing voyages to the southern oceans during the nineteenth century.


This letter book was used as source material in Charles E T Newman The spirit of Wharf House, (Sydney 1961), available at the Institute Library, shelf 92[Campbell]

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