Murder Afloat The true story of massacre aboard the brig, Carl
By Gordon Plowman
Published: April 21, 2011.
This is the true story of a dapper Melbourne doctor who bought a ship and decided to recruit South Sea Islanders whom he intended to sell as labourers to plantation owners in Australia and Fiji.When things didn't go his way, he resorted to kidnap. With one hundred natives locked in the hold of his ship, Carl, fighting broke out culminating in a terrible mass murder.