A Narrative of the wreck of the Minerva whaler of Port Jackson, on Nicholson’s Shoal. 24°S. 179°W to which is added, the substance of an address to the right honourable the elder brethren of the Trinity Board, respecting the examination of new-made masters in nautical calculations, &c. &c.

Cambridge: Published by B. Bridges, Market-Hill, 1831.

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First Edion. W/O FRONTIS. viii, 181, [1]pp. 12mo. Later boards and cloth spine. Very Good. Ferguson 1417; Hill (2004) 84.

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"The Minerva was on a voyage to Tonga and the Solomons and was lost on the Nicholson Shoal, now known as Minerva Reef, to the south of Tonga, on September 9, 1829, owing to the use of an out-of-date chart. The author gives many interesting particulars of his stay in the Tongan Group and of vessels arriving there from various places, including Sydney." Ferguson, 1417.