Item 8 - Diary 1878

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Diary 1878


  • 1878 (Creation)

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1 volume (13 cm x 20 cm x 1 cm)

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Born 2 June 1853 second daughter of John & Catherine Augusta (Keast) Mitchell. Sarah started keeping a diary at the age of thirteen and continued until she was ninety-two, although for the last few years she had to dictate them to her niece, Grace.

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Bequeathed by Miss Sarah E. E. Mitchell and presented by her niece Miss Grace Mitchell, 24 September 1946
(except items RS76 - RS79 presented by Mis Sarah E.E. Mitchell in 1937)

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Diary of Sarah E.E. Mitchell of Lisdillon on the East Coast of Tasmania - 1878. From the age of thirteen she daily noted in her journal the state of the weather, her routine activities about the house and property and visits of friends.

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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

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HE May2020




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