Collection B17 - William Grant Broughton Papers

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William Grant Broughton Papers


  • 1807-1879 (Creation)

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1 reel 35mm microfilm + 1 duplicate

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William Grant Broughton (1788-1853), Bishop of Australia, was appointed Archdeacon of Australia 1829 and became Bishop in 1836. For more information see

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Microfilm copy of original manuscripts in the possession of Mrs A. Moase of Hobart.

The original manuscripts were found by Godfrey Moase in a house he bought in Davey Street, Hobart, but the papers relate mainly to New Zealand and New South Wales not Tasmania, except for one letter from Bishop Nixon of Tasmania 1847.

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One reel of microfilmed documents . The papers include William Grant Broughton's correspondence with Bishop Selwyn of New Zealand 1845; correspondence with Bishop William Tyrrell (1807-1879) of Newcastle 1848 - 1852 (15 letters); letters written to others and some letters received, including Rev. R. Allwood, Joshua Watson, NSW Government officials etc.

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Microfilm may be used by researchers (acknowledgment for any use made in a publication to be made to Mrs Moase)

Conditions governing reproduction

This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections ”

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Note this microfilm was made in the 1950s or 1960s and is in very poor condition. Some parts may be illegible, especially as the original documents were in poor condition.

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December 2017 PP




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