In 1852 Captain James Forbes tested a new theory about sailing routes from Europe, making a round trip to Australia in less time than some one-way voyages. From then on most immigrants to New Zealand and Australia took the rough, cold southern route, often passing icebergs as the Blue Jacket did in 1855.
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Oil painting by Thomas Baines
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