William Bradley, journal, 1786-1782

William Bradley - Journal. Title page, with beginning of journal entry.

William Bradley - Journal. Titled `A Voyage to New South Wales', December 1786 - May 1792; compiled 1802+

William Bradley served in the Royal Navy for 42 years. He sailed with the First Fleet in May 1787 following his appointment to First Lieutenant on board HMS Sirius in October 1786. 

Bradley's journal records his impressions of the colony and reflects his particular interest in Aboriginal people and natural history.