Background to Dutch migration
NRS 906 ‘Costa Rica Packet’ case, 1891–1899 [4/935.3–4/943]
This case concerned a case for compensation brought against the Dutch government which was sued for illegally detaining the ship’s Master, J B Carpenter, and his vessel the Costa Rica Packet at Ternate in the Moluccas.
Despatches and enclosures from the Secretary of State relating to the fertilizer guano, 20 Jul 1863–17 Jun 1880. The despatches include a reference to late 19th century claims by the Netherlands to the Ashmore Islands, [4/1621].
Included are letters from Antoine Hervel, a trader from Batavia, requesting permission to transfer his Dutch schooner Alligator to English Colours (23 April 1823) and to settle and take up land (23 May 1823).
Other references to the Dutch include the visit to Dirk Hartog’s Island by Phillip Parker King and Allan Cunningham in 1822, visits to the Dutch Resident at Coepang, Timor (1818 and 1819) and papers re the sale of the Alligator, which includes a letter in Dutch.