Item 2 - Historical notes and cuttings

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Historical notes and cuttings


  • c1950-1961 (Creation)

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1 Xerox copy only of notebook - items entered or stuck in

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Thomas Judd (1794-1887) and his family came to Tasmania (V.D.L.) in 1842. One of his daughters, Ann (1825-1879), married William Barnett and their son, Alfred Henry Barnett, married Elizabeth Georgina Propsting, whose daughter, Grace Hannah Barnett, married Sydney Beecham Brownell, grandson of Thomas Coke Brownell.

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Thomas Coke Brownell (1800-1871) came to Tasmania in 1829 as surgeon on the "Tranby" and became medical officer at Port Arthur and other convict settlements. He had a wife Elizabeth and eleven children. For more information see Courtney, Katherine Coffield 1995 , 'Thomas Coke Brownell : a humanitarian colonial', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Deposited by Mrs N. Hewitt 1970,1971,1980 additonal items deposited by Pat Hewitt 1993

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Notes and cuttings relating to the Brownell, Judd, Barnett and Propsting families, made by Nancie Hewitt, including:-

Brownell: notes by Mrs Hewitt including extracts from an account of Thomas Coke Brownell by his son John Beecham Brownell, photograph of T.C. Brownell.
Barnett: news cutting on Archdeacon Ernest Judd Barnett (died 1955) and copy of memorial address, notes, photograph of Grace Hannah Barnett, obituary of Barbara Burnett (1946).
Patricia Hewitt to serve in India news cutting 1961.
Judd: notes on Judd family; copy of letter from Elizabeth Judd to her aunt, H. Cane, London, on arrival in Hobart describing their voyage, Father being schoolmaster for the voyage in an emigrant ship, and describing Hobart - many things cheaper than in England 1 December 1842 (typed and manuscript copy).
Propsting: marriage declaration of no impediment to the marriage of Alfred Henry Barnett to Elizabeth Georgina Propsting no date; notes on the Propsting (or Probstein) family; extract from minutes of Friends Meeting concerning Henry Propsting 1878, 1901; photographs of Ann and Hannah, first and second wives of Henry Propsting.
Family tree showing connection of Brownell, Barnett, Judd and Propsting families.
News cuttings: Friends School painting of Matthinna, Arthur Circus, Fern Tree Hotel.

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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 May 2018




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