Voyage diary by passenger Thomas Slingsby on ship Hastings.

DX/2616
Manuscript diary of a voyage by passenger Thomas Slingsby on ship Hastings, Liverpool to Melbourne, 10 December 1854 - 17 March 1855. Probably a copy of the original sent home to confirm his arrival. Mentions emigrant passengers, especially Irish, music and dancing, several deaths of passengers, loss of ship's mast, weather. Master is probably Captain Andrew Marshall, ship owned by Johnson and Company, built 1853.