State Library of South Australia logo Foundation Documents 1800-1851
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Journal of Charles Masters
Title : Journal of Charles Masters Journal of Charles Masters View More Images
Add To My SA Memory
Creator : Masters, Charles, d.1866
Source : D 6070 (L)
Date of creation : 1845
Format : Manuscript
Contributor : State Library catalogue
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : Reproduction rights are owned by State Library of South Australia. This image may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires permission from the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Typescript of an original manuscript journal kept during the voyage to South Australia on the Templar (ship), 21 July - 13 November 1845. The journal is very detailed and includes sketches and plans, for example, a plan of the cabins and family names of those in each (pg. 24).

At the end of the journal there are details about the arrival and settlement in Australia dated 1849, and a list of expenses following the family's arrival. There is also a separate list of the contents of 14 boxes and trunks of clothing, household requisites and tools needed for the voyage and life in the colony which includes items like shirts, neckerchiefs, stockings, trousers, stays, pinafores, petticoats, figs and acid drops. Other lists are titled Implements, Carpenter Tools, Half Hogs Head and High Barrel.

Related names :

Masters family

Templar (ship)

Coverage year : 1845
Period : 1836-1851
Place : South Australia
Further reading :

Haines, Robin Life and death in the age of sail: the passage to Australia Sydney, N.S.W.: University of New South Wales Press, 2003

Parsons, Ronald Migrant ships for South Australia, 1836-1866 Gumeracha, S.A.: Gould Books, 1999

Pitt, G Index to pioneers arriving in South Australia from overseas ports, July 1836 to December 1845 Archives Department, 1935

Randall, Eliza And the dog came too: being an account of a voyage from London to South Australia on the ship Templar in 1845 Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 2001

The Wakefield companion to South Australian history Editor Wilfrid Prest. Kent Town, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 2001

Internet links :

SA Memory, Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 Emigrant ships departing August 1838

SA Memory, Foundation fo South Australia 1800-1851 Wooden walls and iron sides - South Australia's maritime history

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Shipping and passenger records



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on