The 22nd of July History Calendar

Recruiting in the South Sea

On this day 136 years ago in 1884, the Stather built schooner set sail from Maryborough, Queensland on her first voyage in her new trade as a South Sea Island labour ship, under new owner/skipper John Rogers.

On this day 159 years ago in 1861, the Humber keel was launched at Burton Stather for William Tompson of Hull.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.