Macdonald Dictionary Record: James Belgrave Hammett

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for James Belgrave Hammett. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: H. a4 "Hammett James Belg rave ( 1864) was one of the party which left with Herbert Charlton How itty on 1 Jan. 1863 to cut a Mack to the West Coast by way of Lake Brunner. Besides these two there were Garland, H. Mullis, R. Little and Fired. Garland and Fred soon left the Canty and returned to Canty. Hammett was the onyx survivor of the others who w vere drowned in Lake Brunner while searing for food. Hammett had been left behind because he had art his foot with an axe . He managed to make his very oat to the mouth of the Ter makauri He had searched for his companuni s but their dugout canoe evident Gy sank when the wind got up. He got to Nelson where he was Kindly treated and was given money and a passage to Canty. on the Lady bud . Hamnmnetts journal will be found in L.T. 5.9.63. He d. in Ang. 34 in Ch.Ch. see H.C. Ho wit. L.T. 5.9.63 : 18.8.64.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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