Heard, United States Mercantile Voyage

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  • MS 227;D Log (part), 25 November 1853 [Oriental, recording the independent rediscovery of Heard Island] photographic copy
  • MS 288;D Diary, 25 November 1853 [On board Oriental entry recording the independent rediscovery of Heard Island in diary of Mrs Heard] photographic copy of entry

Administrative / Biographical History

During this United States Mercantile voyage, 1853-1854, Captain John J Heard, on board Oriental rediscovered Heard Island, 25 November 1853 on the voyage between Boston, U.S.A. and Melbourne, Australia. Both he and his wife recorded the discovery.



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Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on the sealing voyages made to Antarctic waters during the nineteenth century.

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