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Apologies for the double-posting today, especially those of you who are on my email list. I respond very well to parental pressure, and since my dad was giving me shit for not delivering on my one comic a week promise I’d made over on Patreon, I thought I’d post two to make up for it!

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  1. 08/03/2017 4:24 pm

    it’s nice

  2. Catherine Lee permalink
    08/03/2017 9:15 pm

    No apology required. Love it!

    Catherine Lee @catherinelee33


  3. 09/03/2017 1:08 am


  4. daveyone1 permalink
    09/03/2017 3:25 am

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  5. 09/03/2017 10:19 am

    This is great. I have a happier great great great grandmother story. Around the same time your ggggran was boarding a ship, many childrened and another brewing, my 43 year old ggggran was also boarding a ship in Liverpool , desperate economic migrant from London, 10 kids, and 5 months gone with number 11. The ship left with cooking facilities for 60 and 120 passengers on board. They had to ration food and water and medicine. Ventilation was poor. The eleventh child was born successfully on the voyage but 22 passengers died. They made it to Petone suffering malnutrition. There was an inquest but the captain skipped the country. They called it the Famine Ship. My ggggran and her family ended up as pioneers in the Manawatū. She died a ripe age and is buried in the settlers graveyard. Happily she made it, almost didn’t. Your gggran’s story is heartbreaking.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      11/03/2017 6:39 pm

      Oh my goodness! That lousy captain. Sounds a little like the stories of the refugees escaping Syria. What a story of triumph over adversity!

  6. 09/03/2017 4:33 pm

    My great gran had ten children but no ship (she was in Sydney). Her eight and ninth children were twins, including my gran. The tenth child was killed as a baby when it rolled off the nurse’s knee while she was, allegedly, ‘chatting’ to her beau. The father died, they say, of a broken heart soon afterwards. He was a bank manager so the loss of income was extreme for my great-gran who ended up telling her younger children that if she knew then what she came to know later, ‘you, you, you and you would not be here.’ Hmm… I wonder what she came to know. It’s all in the timing, I suppose. Just as well for me her timing wasn’t that good. Love your shipwrecked comic; thanks. ‘OWW: One Woman’s World:‘.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      11/03/2017 6:41 pm

      That naughty nurse, not paying attention! What a great story – although of course, it wasn’t a story for the people who were living it. Your great grandmother must’ve been a woman of great fortitude.

  7. exkaroriboy permalink
    12/03/2017 7:17 pm

    Whee! You did well! Did you get the link from Richard in Melbourne that leads to the text of the book on the wrecking on Amsterdam Island?

    Here’s to International Women’s Day.



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