Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett

Russell T. Davies and Ian McEwan are just two of many writers who like to imagine how the world might have “unfolded” had there been slight changes to past events. … Continue reading Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett

“And the Gordon Bennett Trophy goes to . . .”

It is likely that you will know the phrase “Gordon Bennett” as an expression of incredulity. But who was Gordon Bennett? And why is he remembered in this way? James … Continue reading “And the Gordon Bennett Trophy goes to . . .”

A voyage to Australia

The following is the emigration diary of Joseph Gordon (born 1794 – died 1881). Joseph sailed from Dundee, leaving on Thursday 16 September 1841 and arrived in Sydney on the … Continue reading A voyage to Australia