Friday, April 8, 2011

Book about Crew Deserters

I promised people on the cruise that I would post the details of a book about Crew who deserted ships in Australia - how many people have you met who have been told that their ancestor jumped ship!

The book is called Ship's Deserters 1852-1900 and is written by Jim Melton.  It doesn't contain every single deserter, but it does contain a lot.

The other place to check for them are Police Gazettes - sometimes (not always) details of deserters being sought were published there.

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