Western Australian Maritime Museum – Fremantle

Last week we visited the Maritime Museum in Fremantle to see “Rough Medicine” – an exhibition about how 19th century medicine was practised on sailing ships bringing convicts and immigrants to Australia, As well as displays of 19th century medical equipment, there were also quite a number of interesting old books to be seen. Most of the books were medically related, but a few were more general like the Book of Common Prayer carried by 16 year old Elizabeth Harker on her journey to Australia in 1838.

Rough Medicine - Prayer Book

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