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Old 31st January 2014, 00:27
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Not True JT
Whoops, must apologise, Hamish. It was your own generous offer that set the ball rolling, sorry about that and thanks again. At the beginning of the thread, Hugh does give a great introduction to the book and information about the author and some of the people in the book.

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Old 31st January 2014, 01:09
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Thanks JT not a problem at all! At the onset of someone wanting the book I thought it would be a good idea to pass books aroundthe site that we all have gathering dust and other things, and which would be of interest to others, however the postage put an end to that "bright" idea, as in some cases the books can be picked up at Abes or downloaded from Amazon, for a fraction of the cost of the postage, I just mailed a book (hard cover)to Aberdeen Scotland, and I feel I could have hand delivered it for what they charged me, but I guess thats the way it is Cheers H
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Old 31st January 2014, 01:21
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Hadn't thought of the postage side of things. I can't remember where I sent the book, maybe Melbourne, so not too expensive. It is a nice idea though and interesting to see how the book meanders around the world. I had a bit of drama with it myself because I took it to work and someone "borrowed" it - eventually found in the back of a drawer about 12 weeks later! Had to do a bit of a repair job on it too.

It's an interesting book and I was surprised to see that some things hadn't changed that much over the decades to th '70s, especially in Indonesia, although all different now, I think.

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Old 31st January 2014, 14:54
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It's an interesting book and I was surprised to see that some things hadn't changed that much over the decades to th '70s, especially in Indonesia, although all different now, I think.

John T
John,
That was exactly my thought. My first ship was a true Blue. Maybe that set up the atmosphere. Later ships were Barber Blue Sea although we did the BF ports, however always going east. Then again, maybe I'm just an old romantic and too focused through through my rose tinted glasses! No, really I do believe that there was still a veneer some 70 years later of old times.
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Found it here scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/3/22/.../surgeonslogimpre00abrauoft.pdf
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Found it here scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/3/22/.../surgeonslogimpre00abrauoft.pdf
Many thanks for that, my text is very garbled and includes page numbers, page headings and chapter synopses just there in the main text, needs a good deal of editing to make it easy to read.
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Old 3rd February 2014, 22:30
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I have just finished reading this, I wish it had been 3 times as long. Very evocative, form the sea itself to the sheer boredom and heat that can occur, it is wondeful, I have been trawling the net for more information on Batavia, Praus and many other things.

He recommends "The Malayan Archiplego" by Alfred Russel Wallace, I read that a year or so ago and it is wonderful, very easy to read for a Victorian narrative, and again, it can be found as an Ebook.
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There's no doubt that the book, The Surgeon's Log, caused considerable disquiet in Blue Funnel circles and indeed the author himself had misgivings about some of what he had disclosed.
Some of his disclosures are, it seems to me, to be somewhat disingenuous: is it conceivable that a 2nd mate would ask the ship's doctor to hold his hand when he was going ashore in Kobe to call on his beloved Ponta?!?!

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An unbelievable 7 years since this thread was first posted,
Time for another airing?
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where is the the book now anybody know ??? makko was tha last one I know of because i sent it to him in mexico and he received it
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It was just a very well travelled paper-back which I guess has long since disintegrated.
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shame twas a good read regards hugh
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where is the the book now anybody know ??? makko was tha last one I know of because i sent it to him in mexico and he received it
as I said said I sent it to you .and you replied to me
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as I said said I sent it to you .and you replied to me
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