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Miscellaneous information on Chile and Antarctica, 1480 to 1959

A collection of papers containing historical time-lines, geographical information, references to other documents, exploration and discovery, acts of possession, territories administration, recognition, includes Chilean interests in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands.

Bill Bush

Papal Bull Inter Caetera (extract)

Historical document relevant to territorial claims, sovereignty, Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom, UK. Provides document or extract with source information. [Published by Bush as AR04051493]

Bill Bush

John Walker's gravestone and biography

Image of the grave of John Walker in the cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise, Paris. Biographical information about John Walker, the father of George Washington Walker - the youngest of 22 children from John's two marriages. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 5

John Walker

Extracts of officers' logs: part 1

Extracts of the officers' logs of the French naval vessel Mascarin's voyage of exploration led by Captain Nicholas Marion Du Fresne -Tasmanian part of voyage, March 1772.
'Journal du voyage fait sur le vaisseau du Roy Le Mascarin, commande par Mr. Marion, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de st.
Louis, Capitaine de Brulot, accompagne de la Flutte Le Margqis de Castries, pour faire le voyage de l'Isle Taity ou de Cythere, en faissant la decouverte des terrae Australae passant a la Nouvelle Hollande, a la Nouvelle Zelande etc.

Photographs of Archives Nationales, C 7 197, pp. 1, 7-14;

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

Extracts of officers' logs: part 2

Extracts of the officers' logs of the French naval vessel Mascarin's voyage of exploration led by Captain Nicholas Marion Du Fresne -Tasmanian part of voyage, March 1772.
'Journal du voyage fait sur le vaisseau du Roy Le Mascarin, commande par Mr. Marion, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de st.
Louis, Capitaine de Brulot, accompagne de la Flutte Le Margqis de Castries, pour faire le voyage de l'Isle Taity ou de Cythere, en faissant la decouverte des terrae Australae passant a la Nouvelle Hollande, a la Nouvelle Zelande etc.

Photographs of Archives Nationales, Marine 4 JJ, 192, no. 19, pp. 1, 12-18

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

Great Britain, Admiralty instructions to Captain James Cook RN

Government document relevant to HMS Resolution, HMS Adventure, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, Bouvet Island, territorial claims, sovereignty, the sub-Antarctic. Provides document or extract, with source information and Bill Bush notes. [Published by Bush as UK25061772]

Bill Bush

Letter from Joseph Benson to his sister

Letter dated 29th April 1802 from Joseph Benson 1780-1853, eldest son of the Reverend Joseph Benson, to his sisters. Joseph Benson entered the medical profession and became a surgeon. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 8

Joseph Benson

On the love of our country

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitles "On the love of our country"
Preached before the Honble Allen Hyde Gardner Cap HM ship Resolution of [illegible] – June 1801, Camp Sullivan Cove Van Diemen’s Land May 13 - 1804
137 Psalm – 5 verse If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

Robert Knopwood

View of the brig 'Harriot'

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  • c1806
  • Parte de Lane Papers

View of the brig 'Harriot', Benjamin Lane commander chased onshore near Calais at 6am by his BMS the 'Misqueter' of 18 guns on 30 January 1806. Water colour sketch showing two ships sailing; one carrying guns and flying the British blue ensign, and the other unarmed nearer the shore and some of the crew apparently about to land by rowing boat. Harbour and gun battery and houses in the background. Signed 'B. Lane, Great Yarmouth'. Note in corner: Verdun.

Benjamin Lane

Captain Benjamin Lane's notebook of lessons

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  • 1807-1813
  • Parte de Lane Papers

The volume was prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French and apparently occupied himself in studying and teaching other prisoners. It contains French grammar (noted as completed 7 March 1812), exercises on Mr. Porney's grammar (noted as completed 29 February 1812), mathematical examples and problems, stocks and shares, chronology, navigational problems (with diagram and tables), book keeping with examples of business 'waste book', 'balancing journal' and ledger entries for 1807 and 1812-13 based on supposed voyages and trade dealings.
At the back of the volume is a rough pencil sketch of the 'privateer that chased Captain Lane'. Also entered on blank pages at the end of the volume is a copy of notes concerning Captain Benjamin Lane sent by James Arthur Lane to his daughter Mrs D.A. Lane, 20 June 1945 and notes by Lt. Col. D.A. Lane (descendent of James Christmas Lane, younger brother of Benjamin), 18 November 1945.

Benjamin Lane

Belbin pocket book

Small memorandum book in leather pocket book. In this James Belbin noted his departure from Norfolk Island arrival in Hobart on 3 October 1808, being victualled from the Government stores after having already received. blankets etc. in Norfolk Island. He then noted the arrival and departures of ships, their cargoes and sometimes what provisions, etc were issued from the stores. He noted the arrival of Governor Bligh in the 'Porpoise'. Interspersed a bit haphazardly amongst the regular entries were personal memoranda, such as his arrest for support of Governor Bligh: The first entries, recording his arrival in 1808, are written on the back page, the regular entries of arrivals and departures of ships begin at the front of the volume. A few miscellaneous memoranda appear to have been entered at the back of the notebook (including a note from The News of the trial of Governor Picton of Trinidad in the Court of Kings Bench 1806) or in any odd space, including the leather of the wallet (eg. a note that the Government cow shed built by Mr Lord had fallen down killing 12 cattle). Inside the cover Belbin entered the dates of birth of himself and children and the death of his wife and a daughter at Norfolk Island

James Belbin

The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligencer

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  • 1810

The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligence, Hobarts first and short lived newspaper was first issued on 8 January 1810. This issue No. 7, 3 April 1810 gives an account of the recent death and funeral of David Collins, Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land. Produced fortnightly by the government printer George Clark/Clarke, there were twelves issues published from 1810 to 1812.

George Clark

Letters from Ann Benson to Robert Mather

Letters from Ann Benson to Robert Mather regarding the disapproval of the Reverend Joseph Benson to their attachment. He later gave his reluctant consent to their engagement and they were married on the 16th October 1811 at St. Luke's Church, Old St, London. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 12 & 13

Ann Benson

Andrew Downie Papers

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  • 1814-1879

Collection consists of mainly financial papers. Includes indenture, correspondence, sheep & wool business papers, bills & accounts

Andrew Downie

Copy of victualling order

Copy of victualling order dated 29 April 1814.
Victualling from Government stores for James Belbin "a new settler' and his wife and son, for 18 months.

James Belbin

Letter from Sarah Benson to her sister Ann Mather

Letter from Sarah Benson to her sister Ann Mather, London, July 1817 describing in detail the confinement of her sister Isabella Phytall. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 7

Ann Mather

Funeral of Princess Charlotte

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled "Funeral sermon on H.R.H the Princess Charlotte of Wales"

Robert Knopwood

Account : June 1818

Account for legal fees and expenses in letting and selling the mill and estate, Burton, John Terry to John Sadler. Dated 1 June 1818

John Terry

Letter of appointment :September 1818

Draft of letter dated 24 September 1818 from John Terry, late of Redmire Mill, appointing his brother Ralph to receive money due on Lord Bolton's estate, with list of money laid out in expenses by John Terry 1809-1811. Note added in pencil of dates of birth of some members of the family, 1710-1878.

John Terry

Bills : June 1818

True copy of 2 bills for £100 each delivered to his brother Ralph Terry, now residing at Forcett Mill, by John Terry. True copy dated 6 June 1818 signed John Terry & Ralph Terry

John Terry

Account : October 1819

Account including various bills totalling ?1211.17.3, settling all demands between Samuel Terry and John Terry and signed by both parties. Dated 21 October 1819.

John Terry

Death of George III

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled "A sermon on the occasion of the death of his late majesty George the Third of blessed memory, preached at Hobart Town V.D. Land on Sunday the 17th September 1820"

Robert Knopwood

Index : 2008/1

Index to the family correspondence of G.W. Walker and his children. Complements the collection held at
AU TAS UTAS SPARC W9

George Washington Walker

Accounts of money due & draft letter

Double page from a volume, containing:
a) Accounts of money due from John Terry to Samuel Terry for expenses while in N.S.W., including 10,000 shingles £6.13.4, wheat, meat, wine glasses, tea, boots, 5 yards gingham, boat hire, 'cash going to Parramatta 10 s', 'cash lent at Chapel 1 s'. 1819

(Note: Samuel Terry, a wealthy trader and property owner of N.S.W. (originally transported 1801 from Salford, Lancashire, England, does not appear to have been related to John Terry).

and
b) Draft of letter c1820, probably written by John Terry to his brother in England, gives his reason for leaving Port Jackson and coming to Van Diemen's Land - they could only have a twenty one year lease of their wind-mill at Sydney. He describes his property, mill, forge, stock yard, etc. close by the Derwent, 21 miles from Hobart, and a further 1400 acres 10 miles up the River which included good pasture.

John Terry

A "condemned" sermon

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled “ A Condemned Sermon, Repentance and Conversion” 27th April 1821

Robert Knopwood

Dr George Fordyce Story Collection

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  • 1821-1878

Collection consists of personal papers, medical case notes and accounts, student notes and exercises, botanical papers which include some correspondence with Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, copies of electoral returns etc.

George Fordyce Story

Letters : Sarah Benson to her sister Ann Mather

Letter from Sarah Benson to her sister Ann, Mrs. Robert Mather, who was at Ramsgate into which the disabled 'Hope' had sailed after narrowly escaping shipwreck in October 1821. The Mathers subsequently sailed for Van Diemen's Land on the barque 'Heroine' on the 28th April, 1822. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 15

Ann Mather

Letter of introduction from Alex McLaren

Letter of introduction from Alex McLaren dated October 1822 from Leith to Mrs Burn care of Mr James Scott Colonial Surgeon, Hobart Town

John Leake

Proposed church at Killcooley

Proposed church at Killcooley. Section and ground plan by Architect J Lee Archer. Dated February 1823 (photographic copy)

John Lee Archer

William Sorell : Journal

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  • 1823-1825

Collection consists of type written transcript of original diary of William Sorell Jnr. for the years 1823-1825.
In his journal Sorell made brief daily entries of his voyage out, his reception at Government House, the arrival of Lt. Governor Arthur, his new post as Registrar of the Supreme Court. The entries are brief but of particular interest are his references to the arrival of ships and his meeting officers and other people of note landing at Hobart. He makes occasional references to his work and cases in court and to Judge Pedder and his wife. Apart from his work Sorell's chief activities, as noted, were riding, walking, reading and dining with 'friends and officers of the Barracks and Convict Department. He attended church regularly on Sunday and mentions the arrival of an organ subscribed for by the in habitants (13, 14 April 1825). He took occasional shooting trips, mainly to the Coal River (Richmond). Most of the entries are, however, brief and lacking in detail or descriptive accounts as may be illustrated by his reference to a proposal to transfer the capital to Brighton: 'Meeting at Government House. Removal to Brighton in a large Meeting. I attended. I think the Lt. Governor has made up his mind upon the removal.' (19 May 1825)
Transcript of original diary of William Sorell Jnr. made by L. Rodda and P.S. King. ( 83 pages) Photocopy only now held. Also a typed name index to diary to diary - on catalogue cards made by L. Rodda.

William Sorell

United States, Declaration of President James Monroe

Book extract relevant to the Monroe Doctrine, territorial claims, sovereignty, United States policy, exploration, discovery and effective occupation of territory. Document or extract, with source information and Bill Bush notes. [Published by Bush as US02121823]

Bill Bush

State of the flock

State of the flock for the years 1825-1828. Shepherd's notes of sheep numbers, branding, sales etc.

Andrew Downie

Sheep stealing cases

Subpoena and notes of expense in case of sheep stolen from Thomas Wells when Downie was acting for John Raisley of Kimbolton Park, Hamilton. Also note relating rumours of sheep stealing 1826.

Andrew Downie

Diaries of Jorgen Jorgensen

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  • 1826-1827
  • Parte de Meston Papers

Copies of diaries of Jorgen Jorgensen, including Journey to Ouse Plateau, Repat of Jorgensen to V.D.L. Co. on route between Hobart and Circular Head, and Journal kept while exploring from Circular Head to the Pieman River, 1826-7.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Letter from John and Elspeth Arneil

Letter from John and Elspeth Arneil advising of the death of Robert Mather's father Andrew in Scotland on June 11th 1826. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 20

John Arneil

Diver

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " A Diver was killed this afternoon by a stone thrown at it and after some persistence it was bought ashore. Beak a little convex, this birds measures 20 inches from tip to tip of wings ".

Lopham Camp

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Lopham camp showing tents, fallen trees and stumps ".

Rocky Cape

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Sketch of the map of Rocky Cape - sketch of coast looking eastward from the higher outer hill at Rocky Cape".

Cavern Rock

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - "The Cavern Rock at Rocky Cape looking east, proceeded with caution expecting the natives might be there".

Native Cat

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Particulars of a Native Cat killed this morning close to the tent - Tuesday 3rd July 1827 this animal is the largest of the kind I have yet seen it measures 33 inches in length from nose to end of tail".

Table Cape

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Table Cape - we found great opposition from the tide which was running with great rapidity past Table Cape ".

Big log

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - entry for Saturday August 11th "had some enormous logs to roll out of the way"

Fern Tree

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Fern Tree - I measured today the largest fern tree I have yet seen, a vast umbrella 30ft in diameter, leaves 14ft long by 4ft wide, the trunk is a beautiful column covered with moss ".

Hairy cicada

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Hairy cicada ". Tettigarctidae tomentosa

Sassafras

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Sassafras - creeper found today leaves dark green tough ".

Clear Ridge Hill

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Map of Clear Ridge Hill showing cascade Creek and Emu River and camp August 4th and end of road now cut ".

Large mouse or a young rat

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Wednesday July 4th - In splitting a log this morning there came out either a large mouse or a young rat it appeared in a dormant state or it was injured in some way as it remained very quietly in my hand while I sketched it off".

White Gum

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Large white gum tree on road 2 miles from shore

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson

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  • 1827-03-26

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson made by his Excellency Colonel George Arthur Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land on the 26th day of March 1827. Subject to the payment of a yearly quit-rent of two pounds payable on the 31st day of January each year.
31 Campbell Street is the site of the University of Tasmania's major creative industries and performing arts development, 'The Hedberg', adjoining Hobart's historic Theatre Royal on the 'Wapping 4' site. The University of Tasmania opened at the Hedberg in Semester 1, 2020 after almost 10 years in conception, consultation, planning and construction stages. The project was led by Tasmanian firm Liminal Architecture and designed in collaboration with WOHA and Arup.
The significance of the Hedberg site in the heart of Wapping dates to the 1830s, when it was a lively convergence of working-class homes, industry and entertainment. Archaeological work was undertaken in consultation with the Tasmanian Heritage Council, and results from the archaeological investigation informed aspects of the design.
The heritage-listed facade of the Hedberg Brothers Garage on Collins Street is the University of Tasmania entrance at the Hedberg. Built in 1925, it has intrinsic heritage value as an early, unusual and important example of its type.

Colonial Secretary, Van Diemen's Land

Letters : Ann Mather to her husband Robert Mather

Three letters dated April 9th 1828, June 19th 1828 & July 15th 1828 from Ann Mather to her husband Robert Mather revealing the care and concern for her children. She lived at Lauderdale supervising the farm workmen, and the children lived in Hobart Town with their father. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 20

Robert Mather

Daily Journal of the Bothwell Police Office

Daily Journal of the Bothwell Police Office, Van Diemen's Land, dated 3 November 1829 to 11 September 1830 including records of charges, matters heard before the Justice of the Peace, letters and convictions

Bothwell Police Office

The state of the departed

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitles "The state of the departed", 6th December 1829

Robert Knopwood

Spanish rights to Magellanic Islands

Reference to legal advice relevant to territorial claims, sovereignty, United Kingdom, Falkland Islands, Malvinas. Provides source information and Bill Bush notes.

Bill Bush

Receipt

Receipted account for 1 guinea paid to W.J. Ring for tuition of Master Ralph. Dated 1830

John Terry

Letter : Ann Mather to her sons

Letter from Ann Mather to her sons who were attending James Thompson's school, Hobart on the present site of Pressland House. Reproduced in Appendix A of 'All that we Inherit' by Peter Benson Walker. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection.. Page 17

Ann Mather

Letter : Mary Mather to her brother Robert

Letter from Mary Mather in London to her brother Robert in Van Diemen's Land dated 23 September 1830. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 20

Robert Mather

Letter and memorial on the death of Ann Mather

Letter and memorial on the death of Ann Mather by her daughter Sarah Benson Mather, Van Diemen's Land, 1831. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 21

Ann Mather

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