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Acknowledgements

introduction

Countess of Seafield links

The Loss of the Countess of Seafield by Jack Loney, on Gary Danvers very informative site.

Old New Zealand newspapers

Torres Strait wrecks

Torres Strait wrecks 2

China

In February, 1855, the Imperial armies with rebel French support had stormed and sacked the starving city of Shanghai, making the streets hideous with human suffering.

http://www.wholesomewords.org/missions/biotaylor2.html

http://www.romanization.com/books/giles/manchus/chap08.html

http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/history/n1854.htm

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/index.php?q=shanghai+%2B1854&title=LoveToKnow_1911%3ASearch&site=1911&fulltext=LoveToSearch

http://home.swipnet.se/~w-38391/late%20Ch'ing.html

The tea trade and Tea Clippers ( even though the Countess wasn't a clipper )

The Era of the Clipper Ship ( http://www.eraoftheclipperships.com/eraweb.html )

The Era of the Clipper Ship ( http://www.eraoftheclipperships.com/directory.html )

David R. McGregor: The Tea Clippers