Basil Low – 2. Starting a Career

The recognised age to commence a career in those days was considered to be 14, and Basil’s was decided one day when his father enquired as to his fancy. He had developed a tendency towards animals and farming along with an interest in things mechanical and...

Basil Low – 1. Childhood

[Basil Carlisle Low is Jim’s father. This is his early story, based on his own writing.] Basil Carlisle Low was born in “Tamora Cottage”, just above the old Princess Theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 28 May, 1889. He was the second son born to...

Was Alexander Low on the Friendship?

The Friendship, under the command of Captain John Wilson, sailed from Port Chalmers on October 10 1877 for Macquarie Island. It was carrying on board a replacement crew for those on Macquarie Island – Captain Donald Sinclair and a small gang engaged by Cormack,...