Gold Handled Sword – From Tasmania to Falmouth

The story of search for and rediscovery of Captain William McDonald’s sword has been detailed in the preceding articles. But perhaps an equally interesting part is how the sword managed to get all the way from Tasmania where Captain McDonald had it until his death in 1846, and into the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, where it was rediscovered in 2007. It really is a fascinating story involving a little intrigue flavoured with let’s say a little touch of deviousness. We relate the story using a set of fictional names in place of some of the real ones, but...

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