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The Ship Trafalgar. AND ITS BOY CAPTAIN. (See illustrations on this page.)

6 January 1894, Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), page 31

…A few of the contemporary references to the story, ex 'Trove' Australia, particularly a) ex 'Australian Town & Country Journal' of Jan. 6, 1894, b) ex the 'Advertiser', of Adelaide, of Dec. 25, 1893, & c) ex the 'Barrier Miner', of Broken Hill, of Jan. 19, 1894. There are errors or omissions in the articles - the sail-maker who was awarded a silver watch & chain for his valiant services by the Government of Victoria, was Hugh O'Brien rather than Hugh Kennedy. While John Lane, the steward, who also assisted & was supportive throughout, received no mention. I have seen the 'fever' many times described as 'Java fever'.…

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BRAVERY REWARDED. PRESENTATION TO THE YOUTH SHOTTON. Melbourne, December 24.

25 December 1893, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), page 5

…A few of the contemporary references to the story, ex 'Trove' Australia, particularly a) ex 'Australian Town & Country Journal' of Jan. 6, 1894, b) ex the 'Advertiser', of Adelaide, of Dec. 25, 1893, & c) ex the 'Barrier Miner', of Broken Hill, of Jan. 19, 1894. There are errors or omissions in the articles - the sail-maker who was awarded a silver watch & chain for his valiant services by the Government of Victoria, was Hugh O'Brien rather than Hugh Kennedy. While John Lane, the steward, who also assisted & was supportive throughout, received no mention. I have seen the 'fever' many times described as 'Java fever'.…

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Victoria. MELBOURNE, Friday.

20 January 1894, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), page 1

…A few of the contemporary references to the story, ex 'Trove' Australia, particularly a) ex 'Australian Town & Country Journal' of Jan. 6, 1894, b) ex the 'Advertiser', of Adelaide, of Dec. 25, 1893, & c) ex the 'Barrier Miner', of Broken Hill, of Jan. 19, 1894. There are errors or omissions in the articles - the sail-maker who was awarded a silver watch & chain for his valiant services by the Government of Victoria, was Hugh O'Brien rather than Hugh Kennedy. While John Lane, the steward, who also assisted & was supportive throughout, received no mention. I have seen the 'fever' many times described as 'Java fever'.…

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Shipping Intelligence. OCEAN FORECAST.

17 June 1924, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 10

…WWW data advise me that the father was Stephen Shotton & in 1881 at least the family resided on Laura Street in Sunderland. A large family, the husband away at sea all the time, wife, 8 brothers (all of whom went to sea), & sisters also. The family is noted for service in the Merchant Navy out of the north east & out of the ports of Bristol & Cardiff also. One of the brothers, first name not available, was the captain of Norwich City , which arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ex New York, in Jun. 1924. Data:- 1 , 2 & 3 . We can now provide a little more detail as to what later happened to the heroic William Shotton.…

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THE BOY SKIPPER. LAD NAVIGATES The Spirit of '93. WOULD LIKE TO COMMAND A SUBMARINE. SPECIAL "DAILY NEWS" INTERVIEW.

30 March 1915, The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), page 5

…the William Shotton of Trafalgar fame was at that time representing the Salvage Association of Lloyd's respecting the German prize ship Birkenfels . It is far from the only article on the subject, but is the most expansive of those I have spotted at Trove, Australia. In a quite lengthy article, Shotton states that he volunteered for service with the Royal Navy on a number of occasions, presumably for WW1 service, but was rejected by them because, at age 38, he was considered to be too old. 'Join the Army' he was told. The article can be read at Trove here - but you can read the article, with its columns rearranged for your easier reading, next below.…