The 1938 journal of a young naturalist from Colac who sails to England with his parents to study medicine at Cambridge University. He describes what he sees and hears on board and on excursions to, among others, Sydney, Brisbane, Thursday Island, Darwin, Batavia, Singapore, Burma, and Scandinavia. He also records private feelings as he grows from boyhood to manhood. Illustrated with maps, photographs of ships, hotels, and some of the main characters. With an introduction and notes by his son.