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Record 13101

Reading Experience:

Conversion of hardened convict, as a result of a storm which brought terror to his mind: 'It was then I thought of Jesus Christ, of whom I had heard, but almost entirely forgotten; and to the Lord Jesus Christ I was directed to uplift my soul by my messmate, who lay by my side, and exhorted me to search the Bible, that I might there read of His great love to the worst of sinners. I read the first, third and fifteenth chapters of St John's gospel; and I thank and praise the Lord, I have found, to my soul's comfort and peace...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 2 Nov 1842
Country: At sea, on voyage to Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board convict ship, the Earl Grey
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1820
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: convict
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: At sea, on voyage to Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 13101  
Source - Print  
  Author: Colin Arrott Browning
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Convict Ship
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1844
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 157-160
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Colin Arrott Browning, The Convict Ship (London, 1844), p. 157-160,, accessed: 24 February 2020

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