Name: Sydney Mercer Smith
Known as: later Sydney Mercer Smith (Snr) – he named one of his sons Sydney Mercer Smith.
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Rank & Details: Navigating Lieutenant Gayundah 15/10/1889 – 30/9/1892
For a brief though fascinating insight into the life and career of a seaman read “An Australian Seaman” – autobiographical notes by Sydney Mercer Smith Snr. To read the document click here to open in new tab.
Thanks: Material courtesy of Ross Black, of Mackay Qld. Ross is the great grandson of Sydney Mercer Smith (Snr). Documents copyright Ross Black. Documents and Images are not to be reproduced without express written permission.
Ross would like to acknowledge the work of his late uncle Mr. Keith Bowerman (a Grandson of Sydney Mercer Smith Snr, and son of his Daughter Frances) for his meticulous work in collecting and preserving various family documents, from which this information has been produced.