Hand written manuscript - "Discovery of Port Davey and Macquarie Harbour" and voyage round Tasmania by James Kelly in 1815-1816. N.D. Narrative written and signed by James Kelly entitled "First discovery of Port Davey and Macquarie Harbour by James Kelly".The manuscript is undated but it was written some years after the events described, certainly after 1821, but probably this version was written for publication in the Hobart Town Courier in 1854.
Kelly, James 1920 , 'First discovery of Port Davey and Macquarie Harbour' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 160-181 . The manuscript containing the following account is in the Society's Library at Hobart, and owing to its great historical interest the Council decided to publish same. The Manuscript is in Kelly's handwriting, and apparently was originally contained in two note books which have since been bound together as one. There is, in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, another account of this voyage. It is not in Kelly's handwriting, but is signed by him. The peculiar fact is that this second account commences the voyage on 16th December, 1815, and concludes with the completion of the journey on January 24th. The following account was evidently written some time after the completion of the voyage. As far as a printed copy will permit it is reproduced here exactly as Captain Kelly wrote it.