Basil Low 3: The Automatic Stamping Machine (pre- WW1)

<— 2: Starting a Career                                                                4: Maritime Wireless Company —> The Automatic Stamping Machine Company Limited On his return from Lake Tekapo, his good friend Edgar Pannell suggested he consider...

Basil Low 2: Starting a Career

<— 1: Childhood                                                                                  3: Automatic Stamping Machine —> The recognised age to commence a career in those days was considered to be 14, and Basil’s was decided one day...

Basil Low 1: Childhood

[Basil Carlisle Low is Jim’s father. This is his early story, based on his own writing.] 2: Starting a Career ––> Basil Carlisle Low was born in “Tamora Cottage”, just above the old Princess Theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 28 May,...

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,...

In Search of the “General Grant”

The Family Story “In 1866 the American fully-rigged ship, General Grant, with £50,000 worth of gold and a passenger list of miners bringing home their piles abroad, set sail from Melbourne to London. “For some unexplained reason, she passed away south of her...