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Walker Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W9
  • Collection
  • 1820-1913

The papers consist mainly of family correspondence of G.W. Walker and his children and a few diaries and miscellaneous papers. James B. Walker's letters to his sisters, particularly letters to Mary Augusta while she was over seas are especially descriptive of his activities and of Hobart life. Mary Walkers' letters from London describe her life as a student in London and her correspondence with friends met then contain references to artists, especially women painters and sculptors.
This collection is complemented by - AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2007/1 - https://sparc.utas.edu.au/index.php/walker-family-papers-2007

George Washington Walker

Unidentified document

Undated and unsigned document regarding excessive drinking in taverns, ale houses and gin palaces. May be a draft for a magazine.

George Washington Walker

Temperance Society

Notes of opinions on alcohol (notebook), petitions to Legislative Council, copy of pledge, list of subscribers, correspondence

George Washington Walker

Plan for the advocacy of the Total Abstinence Society cause

List of gentleman and proposed dates for the plan for the advocacy of the Total Abstinence Society cause in connection with the V.D. Land T.A Society at the Prisoners Barracks, Hobart Town up to December 1851 on the second Friday evening in the month at 7 o’clock

George Washington Walker

Petition to the Legislative Council

Undated petition to the Legislative Council regarding the act to regulate the sale of liquors being the 38th Section of the Licensing Act, the Sunday Clause not be repealed

George Washington Walker

Petition

Copy of an uncompleted petition from the inhabitants of Hobart Town and its vicinity to the Honourable the Legislative Council of Van Diemen's Land. Petitioners therefore pray that the 38th Section of the Licensing Act, commonly known as the " Sunday Clause" may not be repealed.

George Washington Walker

Minutes of meeting

Minutes of an overflow meeting held in promotion of National Temperance in the Infant School Room, Murray street on the evening of Thursday 6th July 1854. Address delivered by David Blair on the important subject of "National Temperance". George W Walker in the chair.

George Washington Walker

Memorial to the Honourable the Legislative Council of Van Diemen's Land

Petition detailing the large portion of human misery, inculding poverty, disease, and crime induced by the use of alcoholic or fermented liquors and asking that the Council enact a law similar to that now in operation in the State of Maine ; which must, by its natural effect, not only entirely banish intemperance and all its consequent evils from the community, but will remove the oppression with which it weighs upon the moral and physical energies of the people, and be the surest means of promoting their social and domestic happiness, and their advancement in wealth, knowledge, and religion.

George Washington Walker

Memorandum

Memorandum regarding the location and the construction of the Temperance Hall at the end of Murry and Davey Street, Hobart dated 1854 and signed George Washington Walker

George Washington Walker

Marriage

Marriage certificate of George Washington Walker and Sarah Benson Mather, married at Friends Meeting House, Hobart. Dated 15th December 1840. Witnessed and signed by many of the respectable inhabitants of the colony

George Washington Walker

Letter to Philip Smith

Letter to Philip Smith, Hobart Town, regarding the committee of the Temperance Society and the importation of intoxicating drink

George Washington Walker

Letter from Bicheno, Colonial Secretary's office

Letter dated 30th November 1850 from the Colonial Secretary's office signed by James Ebenezer Bicheno regarding a grant of land at the south end of Collins Street Hobart to the Total Abstinence Society.

George Washington Walker

High School of Hobart Town : ledger book

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX11
  • Collection
  • 1850-51

Leather bound folio ledger book dated 1850-1851. Accounts for tuition, textbooks (sometimes named), stationery and extras, each account headed by the name of the parent noting place of residence and whether a shareholder. At the back of the volume are quarterly abstracts of accounts and accounts of fees for evening classes in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy including a list of names of those attending

John Lillie

High School of Hobart Town

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H8
  • Collection
  • 1849-1859

Collection consists of reports of council and an annual report.

John Lillie

Government House and St David's Cathedral, Van Diemen's Land

Lantern slide of Government House and St David's Cathedral, Van Diemen's Land. Prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle until 1994. Lantern slide of detail from 'The Seat of His Excellency Lieut. Govr. Arthur / drawn from Nature and on Stone' by Charles Atkinson d.1837

John Watt Beattie

George Washington Walker to Esther Stickney

Letters written by George Washington Walker to Esther Stickney dated April 1834 and November 1835 regarding : Journal writing, Esther's afflictions, parental discipline, plant specimens, glad to hear her brother had given "proofs of his best feelings being exercised towards his family, Barclay's Apology, Backhouse's health (26 April 1834, also copy "per favour T. Mather"); thank for journal; search for Richard and information about his death, his job with Thomas Steel and lodging with Thomas Soltit and wife who kept the "Jolly Tar" public house. his property; the Meeting House in Sydney (November 1835)

Richard Stickney

George Washington Walker Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W7
  • Collection
  • 1835-1858

Collection consists of correspondence received by G.W. Walker and some miscellaneous notes.

George Washington Walker

George Washington Walker

Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, accounts and documents relating to personal life and the Society of Friends

George Washington Walker

George Washington Walker

Lantern slide of George Washington Walker (1800-1859). Prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle until 1994.

John Watt Beattie

Donation from Bicheno

Document dated Liverpool 1844, George Walker on behalf of the Total Abstinence Society for the donation of a pound towards funds from James Ebenezer Bicheno

George Washington Walker

Diaries

Copies of original diaries covering George W Walker's missionary journey in Australia from 1831-1838.

George Washington Walker

Correspondence : William Comstive

Correspondence from William Comstive dated 20 August 1842. Lately a prisoner on Norfolk Island - his pardon and spiritual matters.
Also includes transcript of original letter and additional information from Peter Thomas.

George Washington Walker

Correspondence : Walker to Denison

Copy of letter dated 17th December 1849 from George Washington Walker to Lt. Governor Sir William Thomas Denison which is a memorial to the prisoner Augustus Dalmas and his daughter Caroline, now Mrs. Adams.

George Washington Walker

Correspondence : Robert Clark, FLinders Island

Correspondence from Robert Clark, Flinders Island dated December 1845 to April 1846.
Catechist Flinders Island: aborigines, making rapid advances out of their primeval ignorance, found they used to have a rest day similar to Lord's Day - no hunting, working or play (33), natives petitioned Queen against Dr Jeaneret being over them (1846 W7/34), Aboriginal Bible Society (W7/36), Dr. Milligan

George Washington Walker

Correspondence : James Bonwick, Victoria

Correspondence from James Bonwick, Victoria dated 1847, 1849 to1858 regarding general, spiritual, land from Henry Bilton, state of his accounts, Adelaide ( 1850), school, Victoria: gold digging and effect on school (March 1852), Gold Digger's Magazine, debts, Boroondar Boarding School (1855), book on the Black War of V.D.L. (1856, W7/24)

George Washington Walker

Correspondence

Personal letters and other documents, letterbooks and business correspondence

George Washington Walker

Copy of circular addressed to candidates at elections

Copy of circular addressed to candidates at elections. Letter to Arthur Perry (Member of the Legislative Council) dated 5 March 1855 from the committee of the Tasmanian Temperance and Total Abstinence Association bringing to his consideration the very demoralising effect of treating Electors with intoxicating drinks and the vile system of supplying the means of drunkenness and debauchery at elections

George Washington Walker

Complaint

Undated complaint by the finance committee of the Hobart Town Total Abstinence Society addressed to Mr J.B. Mather and Mr Geo. Bell, of suffering grievous moral wrong and slander from Geo. W Walker

George Washington Walker

Circular addressed to licenced victuallers

Copy of circular, dated 1855, Hobart Town, addressed to licenced victuallers and others interested in the sale of intoxicating drink advising them of the enclosed petition prepared by the Tasmanian Temperance and Total Abstinence Association to the Legislative Council prohibiting the Sunday traffic in intoxicating liquors.

George Washington Walker

Account book of Backhouse & Walker

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS133
  • Collection
  • 1832-1838

Microfilm copy of the account book of James Backhouse and George Washington Walker for the years 1832 to 1838

James Backhouse

Account

Account with Temperance Alliance rendered 20 May 1857 in account with Geo. W Walker

George Washington Walker