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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 7, 2019 at 19:19


3 pages below are sourced from above .pdf

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 7, 2019 at 18:21

ship Willem Ruys, known to many of us as the Achille Lauro ........hijacked on October 7, 1985, when the Italian MS Achille Lauro was hijacked by four men representing the Palestine Liberation Front off the coast of Egypt, as she was sailing from Alexandria to Ashdod, Israel.

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 7, 2019 at 18:02

passengers repatriation lists , ship Willim Ruys ,
J. Drysdale [male] and J.M. Drysdale [female] .

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 7, 2019 at 17:55

passengers repatriation lists , ship Willim Ruys ,
Th.C.Drijsdale and wife Drijsdale - Turpijn .

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 7, 2019 at 17:46

On right , Jane Drysdale and Daughter Irene , the lady left and center , I haven't figured out yet. When I get the fullness of names , I will post it above in the Album Koepang-Timor . 

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on June 15, 2019 at 21:20

Mr Murray. An interesting Scot was Drysdale. Ex Navy, he’d been booted for alleged pro Irish sympathies and found his way to Portuguese Timor, where he became a beeswax trader, moved to Dutch Timor and seemingly rehabilitated, became the Hon.Brit Consul. He married a Dutch mestico woman, daughter of the Dutch Governor who’d resisted the Brit invasion. Perhaps a reader with time to spare could find out more about Drysdale’s alleged pro Irish sympathies in the Admiralty archives."

"some years since it was attacked and taken by a single boat’s crew belonging to a British man-of-war, who spiked all their guns ; since which time the Dutch inhabitants have not entertained any very friendly feeling towards the English, although, strange to say, to a

Scotchman they will evince the kindest attention…This Club was established almost entirely through the instrumentality of Mr. Drysdale, a Scotch merchant, and one of the oldest inhabitants of Koepang, who spared neither trouble nor expense in carrying out his object." 

Source below .

Mrs. Drysdale died at the Dutch island of Koepang on March IS aged 77 years. She was the last of the Hazaarts, whose grandfather was the first Governor of Timor, in the good old days when might was right and when slavery was at its height and he held autocratic powers. In the early eighties Koepang experienced many vicisitudes; In 1813 or thereabouts an English warship entered the port and demanded the archives and the surrender of the town. Hazaart refused, and as a result the town was stormed and sacked. 

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