The Cruise of the Galatea




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English maritime painter Oswald Walters Brierly (1817-1894) collaborated with the Rev. John Milner to produce the official record of the Duke of Edinburgh’s first tour throughout Australasia, from 26 February 1867 to 26 June 1868. The trip was actually cut short when the Duke was in Sydney at a picnic at Clontarf and was shot at by an Irishman, Henry J. O’Farrell. The Galatea did pass through Wellington on its way home, but it was not until 1869 that true Royal celebrations began. As Brierly and Milner relate in their work, everywhere the Prince went he was met with great loyalty (towards the Royal Family in general) and enthusiasm.


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John Milner and Oswald W. Brierly, “The Cruise of the Galatea,” | OUR Heritage, accessed September 26, 2023,