Whalebone Model Ships of the Napoleonic Period

The long war that raged in Europe between 1793 and 1815 affected people in various ways.

It is an accepted fact that ships build along the French slick lines we’re faster than there English counterparts.

So much so that when a French vessel was captured they would normally be brought into the service of the Royal Navy.

French prisoners of war during this period would spend many years in prisons in England or on board what was called sheer hulks (a term which means a shell of a vessel with all the fittings removed including the masts.

Life was not pleasant and very boring, thus sailors of the French navy turned their considerable talents to the making of Whalebone models of the ships they served on below is one of those models currently in the Bayworld museum complex Port Elizabeth there website is http://www.bayworld.co.za

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THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS ” THE STERLEY’S OF OAKLAND PARK ( A PARODY OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE) 
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Spiritus Africanus – Recollections of My Life.

This is a collect of reminisces of my life – Events, observations, helicon days of Thunder & Wonder.

Retold in the style of an old man recalling his youth.

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Home made oil paint

Oil paint that I made today. Oil paint supply’s are very expensive but if you cannot afford the tools you need to find an alternative.

The ingredients for the production of oil paints or rather a reasonable or rather alternatives are easily obtainable from your local supermarket
Below are some  of  the colours I made today.
red
Green
Yellow
And
Burnt umber.
In an attempt to raise money to support my family I have started to make oil paints.

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An oil painting by The Sarejessian titled shadow ship.

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Readers kindly post your reviews of Oakland Park

Reviews for the Sterley’s of Oakland Park are now open.

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