Historical information

The Brasseys visited Australia in winter 1887. Lady Annie Brassey mentions the Williamstown and Port Melbourne Sailors' Rest and Seamen's meeting.

See p. 292 (18 June 1887)

Significance

Lady Brassey and her husband Lord Thomas Brassey donated the proceeds of the Sunbeam visitation in Williamstown to the Sailor's Rest (£63). They also presented the Port Melbourne Sailors' Rest with a cheque of £50 as a contribution to the new building fund.
Lady Brassey died of malaria at the end of their voyage and was buried at sea.
Lord Brassey also donated £10 every year to the Seamen's Mission.

Lady Brassey was remembered during the opening of the new building in Port Melbourne in February 1889.
A portrait of her was dedicated in November the same year.

The collection of photo albums is held in the Huntington Library in California. The lists describing each album are attached in the media.

Lord Brassey came back in Victoria on the Sunbeam to become the new Governor in 1895.

Physical description

PDF copy with illustrations

Publication type

non-fiction

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