They are teaming up with the inquisitive people of the nineteenth century and
heading out on Victorian voyages of discovery. One of the big questions they are
asking is “where did we come from?” – which takes them into the fascinating story
Author: Julia Golding
Publisher: Lion Children's Books
Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? On this adventure, Harriet and Milton meet the great Victorian scientists. Voyage with Darwin as he worked out his theory of Evolution . Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery. Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.
The source for his voyage is a pamphlet he wrote for sale among his like-minded
religious constituents back home to raise money for his ministry in the colony of
Victoria.” Consequently, the source was likely to be configured in a way that ...
Author: Rowan Strong
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914 considers the religious component of the nineteenth-century British and Irish emigration experience. It examines the varieties of Christianity adhered to by most British and Irish emigrants in the nineteenth century, and consequently taken to their new homes in British settler colonies. Rowan Strong explores a dimension of this emigration history that has been overlooked by scholars--the development of an international emigrants' chaplaincy by the Church of England that ministered to Anglicans, Nonconformists, as well as others, including Scandinavians, Germans, Jews, and freethinkers. Using the sources of this emigrants' chaplaincy, Strong also makes extensive use of the shipboard diaries kept by emigrants themselves to give them a voice in this history. Using these sources to look at the British and Irish emigrant voyages to new homes, this study provides an analysis of the Christianity of these emigrants as they traveled by ship to British colonies. Their ships were floating villages that necessitated and facilitated religious encounters across denominational and even religious boundaries. It argues that the Church of England provided an emigrants' ministry that had the greatest longevity, breadth, and international structure of any Church in the nineteenth century. The book also examines the principal varieties of Christianity espoused by most British emigrants, and argues this religion was more central to their identity and, consequently, more significant in settler colonies than many historians have often hitherto accepted. In this way, the Church of England's emigrant chaplaincy made a major contribution to the development of a British world in settler colonies of the empire.
The book will tell Maud's story through her own words and through a number of relevant contemporary documents and will paint a picture of the life of a captain's wife in the Victorian era as well as aspects of society in Britain, the US and ...
Author: Sally Berridge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Maud Berridge (1845–1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The first occasion was 1869 just after they were married, when Henry was Captain of the Walmer Castle, and they returned via New Zealand instead of travelling east and around Cape Horn. However, most of Henry and Maud's voyages were undertaken in the three-masted clipper Superb, sailing from Gravesend at the start of summer and leaving Melbourne for home at the end of the year (the southern summer, best for heading east with the trade winds and rounding Cape Horn). Record times taken from London to Melbourne under Captain Henry were 79 days (1878), 76 days (1881) and a final time of 74 days (1886). In 1880, Maud and Henry took their two sons (aged six and eight) with them. In 1883, they sailed on from Melbourne to Newcastle in New South Wales to take on a load of coal, then on through the Windward Isles to San Francisco (51 days). Here they stayed for two months exploring SF and surrounds, unloaded the coal and took on a load of wheat (in large bags) at Port Costa. They then sailed down the west coast of the Americas, around Cape Horn and on to Queenstown in County Cork (134 days). The whole voyage took 14 months. There are also some photographs of Henry, Maud and the crew taken in San Francisco, and a photo from the State Library of Victoria showing the Superb at dock in Melbourne. Maud wrote diaries of these voyages of which one in particular, that of the 1883 voyage, comprise some 50 000 words. The book will tell Maud's story through her own words and through a number of relevant contemporary documents and will paint a picture of the life of a captain's wife in the Victorian era as well as aspects of society in Britain, the US and Australia at the time. Her enthusiasm for new experiences shines through her writing.
Sources for the imaginary journey to another world are ancient , at least as early
as Lucian's Icaromennipus and True History ; but , as Marjorie Nicolson showed
in her Voyages to the Moon , no real development of the form could take place ...
Author: Jerome Hamilton Buckley
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
The title of the present volume, The Worlds of Victorian Fiction, is frankly ambiguous. It was chosen to accommodate a number of essays quite dissimilar in approach and purpose, some tracing a genre or motif throughout the Victorian period, some concentrating on the values of a single author, others on the style and structure of a specific novel.
The Victoria may have been a 12 - ton ketch ( Official Number 40484 ) built at
Perth in 1858 . The latest entry in the register shows this vessel to have been
bought in 1873 by R . and D . McKay and J . Tuckey . When no further information
Author: Lynne Cairns
Publisher: Uwa Pub
Here is the third volume in the Unfinished Voyages series. From 1881 Australia changed from a struggling colony to one with a thriving economy fueled by pastoral growth in the North, the pearling industry, and the discovery of gold. These developments affected the volume and direction of shipping, and the number of tragedies at sea increased dramatically.
Before leaving these two dramatic sections of the long voyage , it is interesting to
note the references to them in two ... 1905 , Dr . Hugh R . Mill places them first in
his synoptic diagram of Early Victorian Expeditions and devotes a chapter to ...
Author: Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d'Urville
"Contains a biographical essay on the French navigator Dumont d'urville (1790-1842) together with a scholarly translation of that part of his diary which was written on board the Astrolabe during her passage through the coastal waters of New Zealand in 1826-27. ... The rest of the book is a translation of the New Zealand section of the French narrative which was prepared for publication by d'Urville ... and completed in 1835"--Back cover.
But running the busy household of Chesney Wold was exhausting - and she
loved a sea - voyage . Harold booked the best available First Saloon cabin on the
steamship RMS Ruahine , due to leave Wellington ( on its fifteenth “ home ”
voyage ) ...
Author: Annie Beauchamp
In March 1898, Annie and Harold Beauchap joined HMS Ruahine in Wellington for the six-week voyage 'home' to England. Annie was in her element. Undaunted by early bouts of seasickness, she began a frank and spirited record of the trip, noting her wry observations of fellow travellers and of life at sea in First Saloon. Within days of their arrival in London, the Beauchamps posted Annie's journal back to Wellington, where her mother and sister - and the five Beauchamp children, including nine-year-old Kathleen, later to be Katherine Mansfield - were eagerly awaiting news ..."--Back cover.
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