Sydney News: James Holman departs on the Strathfieldsaye

30th March 1832

On this day, 30th March 1832, James Holman (known as the blind traveller) departed Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye and sailed for England via New Zealand. Our research has not discovered if he crossed paths with Allan Cunningham but it would be no surprise if Allan Cunningham knew of James Holman’s adventures. ((James Holman 1786-1857 – The Blind Traveller – Wikipedia))

Find out more about James Holman: Read Jason Roberts’ book “A Sense of the World” which I can recommend. Also, the “Blind Traveller” himself wrote about his travels, which have been transcribed into new publication titled “A Voyage Round The World” which is available at Amazon.com.au.

A Sense of the World by Jason Roberts
A SENSE OF THE WORLD
BY JASON ROBERTS