One of the crew members of H M S Rattlesnake was the grandfather of Aldous Huxley. Huxley's diary gives us some lively details while Papua's from Brumer island came onboard.
TH.; assistant surgeon: H.M.S `Rattlesnake` August 18th. 1849 Brumer Island
(10. 30 S, 150. 5. E)
''They hauled on to a line from the cabin windows and afterwards by a stout rope let down from the jolly boat, and on being invited two or three `shinned` up the aforesaid rope and came on board. I offered my services as guide to one gentleman, and he accepted them, seeming to believe that by keeping tight hold of my hand he should be protected from any harm. I took him down into the wardroom where they happened to be sitting over their wine. They invited him to take a glass and he sat down in the arm-chair, not without some persuasion, however, as for some time he regarded the chair with very suspicious eyes I think he looked upon it as a kind of trap. He admired the wine and wanted to give his companions some, but when we got on deck he found they had gone back to the catamaran. He wanted sadly to keep the glass, but in the present state of the butler's department that was wholly impossible.''