Collection G1 - Gatenby Letters

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Gatenby Letters


  • 1836-1869 (Creation)

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3 files

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George Andrew Gatenby (1846- 1870) was the grandson of Andrew Gatenby (1771-1848) of Barton Mill and son of William Gatenby (1809-1855) and Elizabeth (Towart) . In 1825 the Gatenbys erected a substantial flour-mill, using millstones they had brought with them to the colony, and cut a canal and banked a reservoir to supply the mill with water from the Isis River. This mill served the surrounding district for fifty years.

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Typed copies of original letters owned by Mrs. Grubb

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Collection of letters written by George Andrew Gatenby (1846- 1870), to his family while he was a school in the U.K and in Hobart.

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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

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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HE Feb 2018




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