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The Austrian Frigate SMS Novara
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The Austrian frigate Novara docked in Sydney Harbour, November 1858. Photograph, possibly by Wilhelm Hetzer of Sydney.

This English language web site contains material primarily relating to the visit of the Austrian frigate SMS Novara to Australia 1858 whilst engaged in a round-the world scientific and diplomatic expedtion. The site also contains reference to the Novara's involvement in the naval battle of Lissa 1866 - the last to include wooden ships. In addition, a bibliography of Archduke Ferdinand Maximillian is presented, plus related links to the Novara and the Austrian navy. It should be noted that a number of German and other foreign language web sites exist relating the Novara and its round-the-world expedition, some of which are listed below.

The Novara in Australia 1858

  1. Introduction - "... the most magnificent vessel ... " SMS Novara 1843-99. A history of the Novara, as flagship of the Habsburg fleet during the mid' nineteenth century, transporter of scientists, iron-clad fighting ship of the line, and training vessel.
  2. SMS Novara Scientific Expedtion 1857-9 - A brief outline of the Austrian round-the-world scientific expedtion of 1987-59 and its visit to Australia.
  3. Chronology of the Sydney Visit 1858. A day-by-day chronology of events pertaining to the visit to Sydney of the Novara during November - December 1858.
  4. "On unlocking a time-warp" - The Novara in Sydney November - December 1858, by J.E. Fletcher. A 1988 article by the late John Fletcher containing a preliminary account of the visit and outlining the many resources available describing its scientific, political and social elements.
  5. Novara Reise - Australia 1858. Translated extract from the original published account in German of the Novara's visit to Australia. A large part was written by Karl Scherzer, though extracts from other diarists and local material is also included.
  6. Karl Scherzer in Australia 1858, by J.E. Fletcher. A 1985 article outlining the activities of Karl Scherzer and other scientists in Sydney during the Novara's visit.
  7. Karl Scherzer - Australian Diary 1858. Translation of the manuscript diary of Karl Scherzer for the period of his Australian visit.
  8. Josef Selleny in Australia 1858. Catalogue of works by the Novara expedition artist, including a biographical outline.
  9. Georg Frauenfeld's Account of a Visit to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti 1858. Translation of zoologist Georg Frauenfeld's published notes on his visit to Australia and the Pacific with the Novara expedition.
  10. Ferdinand Hochstetter in Australia 1858-9. An account of the travels of Ferdinand Hochstetter in Australia and New Zealand during 1858-9.
  11. Ferdinand Hochstetter's Published Account of a Visit to Australia 1858.
  12. Diary of Blanche Mitchell - Extracts re Novara Visit 1858 /novara9.html
  13. Diary of Mary Caroline Mann - Extracts re Novara Visit 1858 /novara10.html
  14. Incident at Sikyana 1858. Account of the supposed outrage committed by the crew of the Novara against the natives of the island of Sikyana.
  15. FitzRoy Dock, Sydney Harbour - Novara Visit 1858. Information regarding the docking of the Novara at the FitzRoy Dock during its visit to Sydney.
  16. Bibliography.
  17. Appendices. Material relating to the Novara expedition in general, and the visit to Australia in particular.
The Naval Battle of Lissa 1866
  1. List of Images. An annotaed collection of images relating the naval battle of Lissa which took place between the Austrian and Italian fleets on 20 July 1866.
  2. Bibliography. Alphabetical listing of material relating to the battle of Lissa 1866 and the Austrian and Italian fleets.

Archduke Ferdinand Maximillian

  1. Bibliography. Material relating to the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximillian von Habsburg and his wife Carlotta, including their reign as monarchs of Mexico during the 1860s.

Links

  1. Wikipedia - Novara Expediton (German).
  2. Gerd Schilddorfer and David G.L. Weiss - The Novara Project (German). [blog]

Index | Ship History | Scherzer Diary | Expedition Narrative | Sydney | Selleny | Bibliography | Novara Expedition
Hochstetter I | Blanche Mitchell Diary | Minnie Mann Diary | Hochstetter II | FitzRoy Dock | Scherzer in Sydney
Frauenfeld Diary | Incident at Sikyana | Sydney Chronology | Appendicies
| Lissa 1866 | Ferdinand Maximillian

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