AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 1838... 1838 The Shipwrecked Orphans : A True Narrative, Detailing the Shipwreck and Sufferings of John Ireland and Two Little Boys, George and William Doyley, Who, with Their Father and Mother and Thirty-Two Other Persons, Were Wrecked in the Charles Eaton in the Year 1834, on an Island in the South Seas, Inhabited by Savages
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The only first-hand account of the tragic shipwreck of the Charles Eaton on a voyage from Hobart to Canton. The shipwreck occurred on the Torres Straits Islands. Most of the ship's complement were massacred, some eaten by the indigenous people. Ireland, the two D'Oyley brothers were taken to Murray Island by other indigenous people. Five seamen escaped to Timorlaut in a boat

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Dean and Munday ,
      1838 .
      Extent: 96 p., [8] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • New Haven, Connecticut,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      S. Babcock ,
      1844 .
      Alternative title: The Shipwrecked Orphans: A True Narrative of the Shipwreck and Sufferings of John Ireland and William Doyley, Who Were Wrecked in the Ship Charles Eaton on an Island in the South Seas
      Extent: 64p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • 'Embellished with new and beautiful engravings'.
      • Dedication: To my young readers, 1845
      Series: Teller's Tales. New Series series - publisher Number in series: 5
Last amended 11 Dec 2009 09:14:20
Settings:
  • Coral Sea, South Pacific, Pacific Region,
  • Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X