The Diary of Mary Martha Stack (1815-1899).
Diary of Martha Stack master copy
This publication records the diary of Mary’s journey from England to Australia on the bounty ship Andromarche arriving in Sydney in 28 October 1837. Her husband the Rev William Stack (1810-1871) was sent to Australia from his home-church in Ireland for the propagation of the Gospel in New South Wales. The book has been compiled because my ancestors Thomas (1793-1878) and Margaret George (1804-1882) were emigrants on the same ship. They were to settle in the Bathurst and Carcoar area of NSW and changed their name to McGeorge. The Diary is very readable and details many aspects of a long sea voyage in evocative language. It would be of interest to family history researchers and others who had families arrive in similar circumstances.