Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing
John Nicol (1755-1825) was a Scottish sailor, noted for sailing the convict ship Lady Juliana to New South Wales in 1789. The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner is a narrative of his life and adventures as a mariner. It records his circumnavigation of every inhabited continent throughout his many nautical situations, which included whaler, Steward, trader, and sailor; Nicol twice circumnavigated the globe. The Lady Juliana, was the first convict ship to transport only women and children to New South Wales. Nicol did not describe Australia; his narrative was concerned with the female convicts under his charge. There are only one or two sentences that mention New South Wales.