- Published: June 22, 2013
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There have been many tales and two books written about John Turnbull, who sailed to Australia, with his family in 1801 on the Coromandel.
I was fortunate to come into contact with both authors; "Upon a State Unknown." by Fay Attewell and "In the Footsteps of John Turnbull by Marie Turnbull. I believed that the truth lay somewhere in between the two stories and this was greatly enhanced when Fiona Turnbull, a Clan member, contacted me with the contents of her family bible.