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Illustrations from a rare book showing Lieutenant Halkett's amazing inflatable 'boat cloak'.
Alfred Withers' diary covers his voyage with Margaret his bride, on the James Baines from Liverpool to Melbourne, Australia in 1857.
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One of the wonderful things about working here is being bombarded with questions that wrack the brain and start an ongoing research relationship with the chosen topic. Such are the Button Boys - the daredevils of the mast displays carried out by naval training establishments.