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John Morphett (1809-1892) was the son of a London solicitor. On leaving school at the age of 16 he worked in a commercial firm in London, before joining another firm in Alexandria, Egypt. On returning to England in 1834 he became interested in the South Australian Association and published a circular with the lengthy title: Reasons [...]

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Wednesday 14 September 1836

[, who arrived in South Australia on board the wrote.]

Nepean Bay Kangaroo Island 14th Sepr, 1836 I am sure you will be pleased to hear that we arrived here safely the day before yesterday after a long but calm and pleasant passage. We got off the Western Coast of Kangaroo Island the beginning of last week after a favourable run from Rio, but had [...]

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