Dedication

The Stag Diary - Passage to Colonial Adelaide 1850


to Francis Taylor, and to my maternal great-grandparents Jeremiah and Ann Norton and the other two hundred and sixty passengers who undertook the some 13,000 nautical mile passage from London to Port Adelaide in 1850 on board the Stag seeking a better life in the colonies and also to the forty crew members who despite numerous challenges and many difficulties successfully brought the vessel safely to its destination.