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John/Jack Ireland shipwrecked sailor
Posted by: Lyn Lees (ID *****3501) Date: July 30, 2011 at 20:32:53
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In 1834 the ship Charles Eaton was shipwrecked on entering Torres Strait (just off the NE tip of Australia). In 1836, 2 boys from the ship, were rescued from an island where they had been looked after by natives. They were William D'Oyly, a passenger aged about 5, and Jack or John Ireland, a crew member, probably a cabin boy. The boys were sent to Sydney, Australia and William was returned to family in England.

Can anyone tell me more about the fate of Jack Ireland?

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