Collection of papers regarding Aboriginal settlement, genealogical tables and mutton bird industry on Cape Barren Island and Furneaux Islands. Includes a handwritten article entitled "The Furneaux Islands, their early settlement and some characteristics of their inhabitants"· by Edward William Stephens, State School teacher.
Papers relating to Cape Barren Island 1902 - 1928. Including: correspondence or Captain Bladen concerning the aboriginal reserve 1902-1927, genealogical tables of mixed race people, list of all mixed race people living on the Reserve 1928 and a 'chronological' list of residents in order of age, giving dates of birth, notes, etc.
'The Furneaux Islands, their early settlement and some characteristics of their inhabitants'· by Edward William Stevens, State School teacher and catechist, 1790-1899. Written for for the Royal Society of Tasmania in 1899. Handwritten article described as being compiled 'from a diary and notes written during many years residence in the islands and compiled at the request of the Right Rev. H. H. Montgomery, Bishop of Tasmania, Launceston, October 16th 1899