Sunday, September 13, 2020

Caithness, Charles Chance and family residence


Residence of Charles Chance Caithness and family at Balmain, Sydney. The family were here by 1866 at which time Charles was with P&O (from 1861). By 1876 they had moved to Williamstown.

An 1874 edition of the Illustrated London News, reports the loss of P&O's mail steam ship, Rangoon, just out of Galle Harbour, Ceylon. Apparently Charles was on board at the time, and the experience may have provided an incentive to return to dry land.

Acknowledgement: Peter Hay, Don Gaff

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