Maud Berridge took five epic voyages from 1869 to 1884

The Walmer Castle in 1869:  Maud Berridge travelled as a newlywed with her captain husband Harry.

Canberra academic Sally Berridge found the diaries of her great grandmother, Maud, who travelled with her master mariner husband, Harry, on five major ocean voyages between 1869 and 1884 thus escaping the Victorian woman's life of waiting at home.

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