As part of assessment task 3, I have created a table of the whaling voyages of William SMITH prior to 1877. Have also included the sources. As you can see, I am having trouble filling in the gaps of his earliest voyages.
I couldn’t find crew agreements for the blank spaces in the chart, so will need to check further sources from the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau based at Australian National University in Canberra.
|On board ship||Left ship||Ship||Role on board||Captain||Source|
|25 Jan 1858||Calypso||Seaman||McFARLANE||MB 2/33/1/54 1856-1863|
|Mar 1860||Maid of Erin||2nd mate||REYNOLDS||MB 2/33/1/250|
|15 Mar 1860||16 Feb 1861||Waterwitch||Seaman||MB 2/33/1/417|
|23 Feb 1861||Apr 1862||Highlander||2nd mate||Henry EDMONDS||MB2/33/1/194|
|24 May 1862||Southern Cross||3rd mate||William MANSFIELD||MB 2/33/1/374|
|5 Jan 1864||28 Dec 1866||Maid of Erin||2nd mate||Henry EDMONDS||MB 2/33/1/250|
|28 Dec 1866||31 Jan 1868||Maid of Erin||Chief mate||William GAFFEN||MB 2/33/1/250|
|16 Oct 1868||Apr 1870||Maid of Erin||Chief mate||Thomas SHELTON||MB 2/33/1/250|
|9 Apr 1870||12 Dec 1870||Maid of Erin||Master||William SMITH||MB 2/33/1/250|
|2 Jan 1871||26 Oct 1871||Maid of Erin||Master||William SMITH||MB 2/33/1/250|
|May 1873||Maid of Erin||Master||William SMITH||MB 2/33/1/250|
|15 Jul 1873||1874||Othello||Chief Mate||Edward COPPING||MB 2/33/1/310|
|2 Nov 1874||6 Jun 1876||Othello||Chief mate||Edward COPPING||MB 2/33/1/310|
|16 Jun 1876||Sep 1877||Flying Childers||Chief mate||MB2/33/1/146|
Readers: Do you think including a table like this should be acceptable for the scholarly writing of our task 3?