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The Diary of James Brogden, August 1871 – December 1872

5-11 November 1872

5-11 November 1872

We had a very good passage to Greymouth, where we arrived at 11am the 6th of Nov. Mr Gilman, one of our “Frisco” Fellow Passengers came out to the Ships, and reported on the Inangahua reefs, and again said that Machinery was much wanted. We lay alongside until 4.30 pm when the Steamer left for Melbourne. The sea was calm during the voyage, and we saw a large number of albatross, cape hens, cape Pigeons &c. The Rev. Mr Brodie was a fellow passenger;- during two wet days, I was much interested in reading his book on Pitcairn’s Island. On Monday the 11th we sighted land and arrived at Melbourne at 11 pm proceeding to Menzies’ Hotel.