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Aboriginal vocabulary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS53
  • Collection
  • 1827

This booklet lists Tasmanian aboriginal vocabulary and contains 332 words and 72 names of men and women. A penciled note on front states: By the Rev. J. Norman, Sorell. The paper has a watermark date of 1827.

James Norman

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

Agnew Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS43
  • Collection
  • 1854-1895

Autograph albums and some correspondence

James Wilson Agnew

Alexander Webster Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS113
  • Collection
  • 1854-1857

Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and miscellaneous items relating to the company also material relating to the Eastern Coast Steam Ship Company.

Alexander George Webster

Antarctic expedition 1929

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS59
  • Collection
  • 1929

Small notebook, roughly entered in pencil used on the Discovery Mawson Antarctic expedition, 1929, by M. H. Moyes to note details on stores and packing in holds, including such items as clothing, balaclavas, oil skins, snow-shoes, boots, equipment, instruments, etc.
and notes of use and issues of items.

Morton Henry Moyes

Architectural Plans

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS139
  • Collection
  • 1837-1840

Small photographs of plans and proposed designs held In the Tasmanian State Archives. Includes, Government House: Watch House, New Town: Gaol and Court House, Longford: Public School, Hobart, (i.e. 'Hutchins'): Watch House, Kensington, Antill Ponds: Court House, Bagdad : Watch House, Kangaroo Point.

James Blackburn

Armed Forces

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS89
  • Collection
  • 1909-1910

Scrap book of news clippings dated 1909 to 1910 relating to defence and armed forces.

Barnard Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS60
  • Collection
  • 1813-1838

Collection consists of letters and other personal documents belonging to John and James Barnard

James Barnard

Beattie Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS30
  • Collection
  • 1828-1908

Collection consist of copies of historical manuscripts and some original manuscripts, press cuttings and notes.

John Watt Beattie

Beattie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS29
  • Collection
  • 1828-1908

Collection consists of personal papers, diaries, lecture notes and lantern slides

John Watt Beattie

Belbin Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS90
  • Collection
  • 1808-1843

Small memorandum book in leather pocket book with enclosed documents.

James Belbin

Bishopric of Calcutta

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS135
  • Collection
  • 1814

Photostat and typed transcript of letters patent establishing the Bishopric of Calcutta in the Church of England 1814

Bishopric of Calcutta

Bothwell papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS48
  • Collection
  • 1829-1860

Daily Journal of the Bothwell Police Office for 1829-1830 and Cumberland electoral roll for 1860

Boyes: Diaries and letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS25
  • Collection
  • 1823-1858

Collection consists of handwritten diaries and personal family correspondence. The Boyes diaries are detailed and include waspish comment on his contemporaries. His letters to his wife are also informative.

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

Boyes Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS26
  • Collection
  • 1831-1862

Collection of correspondence and documents relating to family and real estate

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

British journals, pamphlets and speeches

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS158
  • Collection
  • c1640-1800

Examples of historic British journals, pamphlets, speeches etc. The collection consists of miscellaneous examples and loose sheets, most in poor condition, torn and fragile. Includes, British Mercury, British Journal, London Journal, Flying Post, The Medley, Intelligencer, The Observator, Mercurius Caledonius, Mercator or Commerce Retrieved, The Weekly Journal of British Gazeteer, etc

Buckingham Rifles

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS100
  • Collection
  • 1861

Presentation of colours to the Buckingham rifles dated May - October 1861.
File of papers concerning the presentation of colours and a bugle to the Buckingham Volunteer Rifle Corps, by the ladies of the county; including subscription lists, receipts for payments to the designer of the flag, to the carpenter for erecting a platform, etc., invitation, letter from Lady Young, from Entally, agreeing to make the presentation addressed to the secretary of the (Ladies) Committee Arthur Kennard Chapman

Buckingham Volunteer Rifle Corps

Calder Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS19
  • Collection
  • 1843-1877

Collection includes letters and cards relating to government house, scrap book of newspaper cutting and a bound volume of Aboriginal vocabularies

James Erskine Calder

Camouflage of aerodromes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS121
  • Collection
  • 1940

'The camouflage of aerodromes with notes on some technical methods'. From the office of the Technical Director of Camouflage, Camouflage Section, Canberra, A.C.T.
Marked: 'Secret, copy No. 51'

Technical Director of Camouflage

Captain Charles O'Hara Booth Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS31
  • Collection
  • 1836-1854

Collection consists of correspondence, extracts of journal and code of semaphore signals

Charles O'Hara Booth

Captain William Walker Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS110
  • Collection
  • 1848-1877

Collection consists of shipping papers and bills dated 1848 - 1877

Captain William Walker

Castra Settlement

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS62
  • Collection
  • 1871-1878

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to Anglo-Indian officiers settling in Tasmania and Colonel Crawford's 'Castra' settlement

Andrew Crawford

Catalogue of Tasmanian insects

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS153
  • Collection
  • 1875

Catalogue of Tasmanian insects, Tasmanian Museum, Hobart Town, 1875. Manuscript catalogue: number, name and place (all Brighton) in notebook (octavo) Name E. D. Swan?' written in pencil inside cover.

Charles Goodfellow: Apprentice Indenture

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS56
  • Collection
  • 1870

Apprentice Indenture for Charles Goodfellow, dated 20 Sept. 1870. Indenture of apprenticeship of Charles Goodfellow, son of Robert Goodfellow of Hyler, Co. Cornwall (U.K.), to William Henry Lean of Falmouth, master shipwright, to serve for seven years from 3 November 1863 (sic) Endorsed with certificate of satisfactory completion.

Charles Goodfellow

Congregational Church

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS52
  • Collection
  • 1836

Address to Lieutenant Governor George Arthur from the Independent-Congregational Church, dated 1836

George Arthur

Cook Bicentenary Gift

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS107
  • Collection
  • 1970

Engraved mounted print carried as a despatch in 1970 on the Barquentine "Regina Maris" to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the voyage made by Captain Cook and newspaper cutting on the sale of Cook's log book and journal.
Engraving by W. Hall, from the painting by Nathaniel Dance (1776), printed by Fisher, Son &Co., with facsimile of Cook's signature. Printed about 1820.

Nathaniel Dance

Cutting Books : Liverpool Mercury

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS170
  • Collection
  • 1842-1850

Cuttings from the Liverpool. Mercury (U.K.) probably compiled by the editor, John Smith, including scraps of editorials, answers to queries, reports of St. Nicholas Vestry meetings, etc. dated 1842 to 1850. Inside cover marked ms. "John Smith, Mercury Office, Liverpool.'"

John Smith

Deeds relating to land in England

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS77
  • Collection
  • 1352-1830

Parchment relating to deeds for land in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxford & Somerset. Dated 1352-1560. Also certificates of public audit of the account of Samuel Smart, Acting Governor of Sierra Leone, 1829 & 1830

Derwent Bank and Swanston Letterbooks

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS9
  • Collection
  • 1827-1854

Collection consists of letter books of the Derwent Bank also the private letter books of Charles Swanston

Charles Swanston

Devon Permanent Committee

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS63
  • Collection
  • 1862-1872

Minutes of meetings of the Devon Permanent Committee dated July 1862 - 1872. Relating to a proposed tramway from Ulverstone, annual races at Ulverstone, etc.

Exhibition awards

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS157
  • Collection
  • 1855-1888

Certificate of award of 2nd class medal to Tasmanian Executive from the Paris exhibition of 1855 signed by Napoleon Bonapart. Photographic copies of Certificates of award from Sydney and Melbourne Exhibitions to James G. Moir of Hobart for lead shot, 1879 & 1880-1881 & plan of Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888

Fishes of Tasmania

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS150
  • Collection
  • 1890-1930

An incomplete descriptive loose leaf list of fishes by an unidentified author also 42 ink drawings or diagrams of fish.

Franklin Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS16
  • Collection
  • 1838-1923

Letters, diaries and miscellaneous documents relating to both Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin. Many of the papers are only copies (some with omissions). not original, as, according to Rawnsley, after Lady Franklin's death her niece and companion, Sophia Cracroft, selected some papers for publication and had illegible ones copied or extracted and the originals were destroyed. The copies or extracts have been corrected and edited.

John Franklin

Franklin Papers: miscellaneous

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS18
  • Collection
  • 1837-1843

Miscellaneous material relating to Franklin and his appointment, the dismissal of Capt. Maconochie. Lady Franklin's dinner engagement book, stereoscopic photograph of Lady Franklin Museum and assorted correspondence

John Franklin

Furneaux Islands Aboriginal Settlement

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS40
  • Collection
  • 1899-1928

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.

Edward William Stephens

Garrison Book & Norfolk Island Journal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS67
  • Collection
  • 1847-1856

Garrison order book for the 96th Regiment dated 6 April 1847 - 9 March 1848. Also daily record book kept by Thomas Samuel Stewart who was the Commissariat Storekeeper at Norfolk Island when it was finally abandoned as a convict settlement.

Thomas Samuel Stewart

Gatehouse Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS91
  • Collection
  • 1856-1857

Two parchment deeds dated 1856 & 1857 regarding a deed of trust and a lease

Alfred James Gatehouse

George Fordyce Story

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS41
  • Collection
  • 1867-1875

Two volumes of meteorological observations made by Dr. Story at Kelvedon, Great Swanport and letter from patient M.A. Wilson, of Swansea.

George Fordyce Story

George Meredith: Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS34
  • Collection
  • 1821

Collection consists of a diary and memoranda book, typed copies of the diary and some correspondence.

George Meredith

George Taylor

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS94
  • Collection
  • 1824

List of subscriptions dated 1824 for a piece of plate to be presented to Mr Taylor of Macquarie River for his conduct in resisting an attack upon his house by convicts from Macquarie Harbour. The subscriptions are noted in "dollars" (from $1 - $4). 43 names or signatures of settlers are entered.

George Taylor

Giblin Historical Notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS142
  • Collection
  • c1923

Notes in aid of a history of the early days of Tasmania by R. W. Giblin, made c.1923
Including copies of records of Van Diemen' s Land 1803 - 1818

Ronald Worthy Giblin

Giblin Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS95
  • Collection
  • 1861-1901

Letter from Joseph Milligan, from London, to Thomas Giblin, dated 19 Jan. 1861 Refers to jewellery, Fingal gold, exhibitions, etc. also a letter from M.A. Giblin to Sir James Agnew enclosing the above letter. 25 April (1901)

Thomas Giblin

Gold digging Victoria

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS70
  • Collection
  • 1858

Gold digging license and notes on gold digging for the colony of Victoria

Harrison Bequest

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS123
  • Collection
  • 1823-1880

Miscellaneous papers and photographs of the Murray and Archer families. Includes some Archer architectural plans, photographs of Circular Head, Tasmania area and collection of carte de visite of unknown subjects by various Tasmanian and Australian photographers.

Robert Lathrop Murray

Hayes Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS127
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Typescript of 'Reminiscences of early Tasmanian life by Miss Amelia Hayes, dictated by her father' ? John Hayes. nd.. Also notes and correspondence of the Hayes family by Clive Lord, W.A.T. Hayes, Winifred Terry and others.

John Hayes

Henry Hayes: land grant

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS119
  • Collection
  • 1805

Land grant, dated 1805 and signed by Philip Gidley King, of 100 acres on the river Derwent, V.D.L. to Henry Hayes, reserving a road one chain broad communicating with Mill Farm. Endorsed with record of transfers of the property, 1811 - 1825. Final transfer: Joshua Ferguson to Edward Foord Bromley.

Henry Hayes

Henry Jacob Hookey

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS103
  • Collection
  • 1843-1861

Letter book and insurance policy belonging to Henry Jacob Hookey of Longford, solicitor, admitted in 1839, and practiced In Launceston, Tasmania.

Henry Jacob Hookey

Henslowe Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS109
  • Collection
  • 1843-1850

Letters written to Francis Hartwell Henslowe while he was Police Magistrate at Campbell Town.

Francis Hartwell Henslowe

Historic English newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS163
  • Collection
  • 1788-1827

English eighteenth and nineteenth century newspapers: The Times, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, Whitehall Evening Post, London Gazette, Observer and Edinburgh Courant. Covering the death and funeral of Lord Nelson 1805, the battle of Waterloo 1815 (reprint), Coronation of Victoria 1838 and the Coronation of George IV.

Historical notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS68
  • Collection
  • 1922-1923

Newspaper article on Robert Mather, 1922, 1923 and undated notes by Charles Meredith copied by Mr. Walker, on biography of Francis Cotton, Gilbert Robertson, William Kermode, Thomas Mason, Dunn family, John Swann, Charles Meredith himself, etc.

Charles Meredith

Hobart Maternal & Dorcas Society

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS1
  • Collection
  • 1839-1949

Minute books, correspondence, reports and account books of the Maternal & Dorcas Society Hobart

Hobart Town Maternal & Dorcas Society

Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS4
  • Collection
  • 1866-1892

Collection of meeting minutes, directors meetings and share register for the Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

Hone Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS27
  • Collection
  • 1839-1855

Consists of two letters. Official notification of appointment and letter to J.B. Mather

Joseph Hone

Horton Bequest

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS6
  • Collection
  • 1903-1952

Collection consists of notes, photographs and scrapbooks of Tasmanian music and drama, theatrical figures and events. Including the International Exhibition of 1894 and meeting minutes for the Tasmanian Tourist Association

Eric Dudley Babington Horton

Hudspeth Diaries

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS2
  • Collection
  • 1812-1849

Collection of diaries kept by Thomas Hudspeth at "Bowsden" Jericho, Tasmania and John Maule Hudspeth on his voyage to Greenland and Hudon Bay and voyage to Tasmania in 1823

John Maule Hudspeth

Hull Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS102
  • Collection
  • 1874-1940

Draft assessment roll for municipality of Glenorchy and reminiscences of T.J.M. Hull, 1940, about the 'Great Flood' of Glenorchy in 1872

Hull Family

Hurst Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS23
  • Collection
  • n.d.

A collection of pamphlets articles - newspaper cuttings compiled by W.N. Hurst and notes made by him on topics of historical interest. A rough index was made by Hurst (R.S.23/6) and W.H. Hudspeth compiled an index to the collection when it was received by the Royal Society (R.S.23/8).

William Nevin Hurst

Irish Exiles

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS118
  • Collection
  • 1851-1859

Photocopies of documents relating to the Irish political prisoners, 1851 - 1859

Jacob Mountgarrett: ships accounts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS116
  • Collection
  • 1812

Ship's accounts dated 1812. Addressed Jacob Mountgarrett for supplies for a boat's crew, including potatoes, rice, pork, sugar, wheat, 2 oars, seal hooks, whaler's lance, skins, etc. and for each man (names listed) rum, tobacco, shirts, trousers etc.

Jacob Mountgarrett

James Backhouse: correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS58
  • Collection
  • 1831-1838

The correspondence consists of letters addressed to James Backhouse and his companion relating to their missionary journey. Most are from people in official positions thanking the missionaries for their work, acknowledging books and reports, replying to requests for information or offering introductions, help and hospitality and also some discussion of religious matters and references to botany in which James Backhouse was interested.

James Backhouse

James Backhouse Walker Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS5
  • Collection
  • 1884-1898

Collection consists of notes and draft articles also a large collection of newspaper clippings regarding Tasmania

James Backhouse Walker

James Kelly Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS99
  • Collection
  • 1834-1844

Written narrative of the discovery of Port Davey and Macquarie Harbour" and voyage round Tasmania by James Kelly in 1815-1816 (undated) also a collection of miscellaneous papers.

James Kelly

John Beaumont Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS61
  • Collection
  • 1819-1836

Minor materials relating to John Beaumont including bankbook, letter and appointment

John Beaumont

John Loring: Apprentice indenture

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS57
  • Collection
  • 1817

Indenture of apprenticeship of John Loring, son of John Loring of St. Lukes, Co. Middlesex [U.K] glazier to Thomas Tribe of Old Street,Windsor Chair maker for seven years dated 25 February 1817

John Loring

John Stokell Dodds Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS21
  • Collection
  • 1875-1937

Collection of material relating to the Boer War, federation and parliament. Also includes material relating to the Royal visit to Tasmania in 1901. These papers consist of official circulars, invitations and programmes.

John Stokell Dodds

John Walker Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS20
  • Collection
  • 1837-1878

Collection consists of various Walker Mill records including ledgers, sales journals and day book. Also included is a cashiers day book for the Derwent Bank. John Walker was the liquidator of the bank.

John Walker

John Wilkinson: Accounts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS46
  • Collection
  • 1848-1856

Accounts and Bills of John Wilkinson, Chemist of Elizabeth Street Hobart dated 1848 - to 1856.
Accounts and bills, mainly for household and family expenses and a few pharmaceutical supplies; including food, meat, ale wine, crockery, clothing, house repairs, saddlery, repairs to gig, garden plants and seeds, newspapers, rent of premises in Liverpool Street from William Beechcroft at £75 pa., Hobart Town High School fees and fees for tuition of 'Master John' in English, Latin and violin by S.P. Daly. Tradesmen’s bills include: W. Carter of Buckingham House, Murray St., Richard Cleburn, chandler and grocer; William Elliot for wine and sherry; Daniel Graham, grocer, Liverpool Street; W. Ladd, butcher; T. Stevens for barley; Peter Macbeth for shoes; R.S. Waterhouse, Elizabeth and Melville Streets, Manchester House drapers; Alex. Fraser, ironmonger, Collins Street; James W. H. Walch, stationer, corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets; J. Webb, pastrycook, Murray Street, opposite St. David’s Church; s. Galbraith, tin plate manufacturer, Elizabeth Street; Thomas Rosman, tailor, Elizabeth Street; John Hood, druggist, Melbourne; William Champion, wine & spirits merchant

John Wilkinson

Kew 1808

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS143
  • Collection
  • 1808

Botanical notes and list of 'plants from Mr Fischer 1815' in small volume, entitled, ms. Kew 1808'

Friedrich Ernst Ludwig Fischer

Key List of Tasmanian Birds

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS165
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Key List of Tasmanian Birds, with a method for their easy identification by Parker and Morton.
Typed draft of a' pamphlet' bound and interleaved with blank pages and corrected in ink. - eg the addition of 'By Parker and. Morton' under the title and. the alteration of 'I' to 'we' and: 'procured by myself' to
'procured by Capt. Parker R.N.' in the preface. The 'key' is described in the preface as 'meant for those who are not up in scientific terms'. 'The Systematic List of Tasmanian Birds' by Colonel W.V. Legge (1841-1918) was followed and so the 'Key' was probably compiled between 1900-1907 by Capt. Arthur Charles Parker (c1860-1920) and Alexander Morton (c1854-1920) secretary of the Royal Society of Tasmania

Arthur Charles Parker

Knopwood Miscellaneous Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS14
  • Collection
  • 1789-1837

Miscellaneous papers of the Rev. Robert Knopwood including sermon "This is the condemnation", prayers, minutes, marriage register and a copy of Knopwoods diary kept by Knopwood from January 1801 to 22nd July 1802 aboard the H.M.S. Resolution

Robert Knopwood

Knopwood Diaries 1804-1836

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS15
  • Collection
  • 1804-1836

Collection consists of photographic copies of the diaries held by the Mitchell Library

Robert Knopwood

Knopwood Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS12
  • Collection
  • 1805-1808

Diary of Rev. Robert Knopwood dated 1 January 1805 to 17 July 1808. The diary is headed 'Revd. Robert Knopwood, Chaplain, Hobart Town, Derwent River, Van Diemens Land'. It begins on Tuesday 1 January 1805, noting 'a general muster of all the prisoners in the colony it being New Years Day'. It is written in a neat hand, some words being abbreviated. Knopwood notes, for example, dining with the Governor and others , visiting the Government Farm, kangaroo shooting, fishing, the shortage of provisions in the colony, the weather, the arrival and departure of ships, occasionally christenings, etc. etc.
Some pages have been cut out leaving only the date (probably by R.K.)

Robert Knopwood

Knopwood Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS11
  • Collection
  • 1823-1836

Collection consists of letters received by Knopwood dated 1823, 1826 &1828 also correspondence about 'Cottage Green' dated 1824-26 and 1835-36

Robert Knopwood

Knopwood Sermon: The Treacherous Nature of Flattery

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS13
  • Collection
  • 1828

Sermon written by The Reverent Robert Knopwood, dated 14 September 1828.
Title of the Sermon, 'The treacherous nature of flattery'. Preached at Clarence Plains.
Written manuscript in large clear hand.

Robert Knopwood

Knopwoods Sermons

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS10
  • Collection
  • 1789-1838

Collection consists of sermons, written by the Reverend Robert Knopwood from 1789 to 1838 in a large clear hand, each in a thin paper booklet.

Robert Knopwood

Land Grant - Glenorchy

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS108
  • Collection
  • 1817

Grant of 80 acres of land at Glenorchy to Edward Barnes, dated 1 January 1817. Signed and sealed (wafer) by Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales

Lachlan Macquarie

Land Grant to Henry Hayes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS136
  • Collection
  • 1805

Grant dated 18 December 1805 to Henry Hayes of 100 acres on the Derwent to be known as Henrietta Farm, to be held for five years free of taxes, rents etc. but timber suitable for naval purposes was to be reserved for the use of the Crown.
Endorsed with transfers: Henry Hayes to Charles William Murray 1811,Charles W. Murray to William Collins 1814, illegible to Joshua Ferguson 1821 and J. Ferguson to Edward Foord Bromley 1825

Henry Hayes

Largebaan & Kenmore Estates

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS88
  • Collection
  • 1822-1831

Estate accounts dated June 1822 to 31 December 1831. Day book recording daily notes of work and expenditure relating to the Largebaan (Largiebann) estate, which merged on 26 May 1827 with the Kenmore property (Macquarie Plains, Upper Derwent).

It includes such notes as: 'brought in yesterday from Mr. Parkers, 4 MB wethers, of which killed and sent to Mr Spodes one W. 40t lb (Nov. 1825); 'R. Mather dr. to Lar~ebaan £12 • 12 ' (Feb. 1825); 'Commenced ploughing' (21 Feb. 1825); sent Mr Knopwood a sucking pig on 18th' (21 Feb. 1325); Also sundries, such as boots, 2 doz cups & saucers, 1 sheep shears at 6/-, 2 pairs shoes for Mrs Ballantine, Charles Burns a pocket knife' (sums of money were not always entered).
Also references to 'constableship'.

At the back of the volume were entered journals of sheep owned by various people, including: James Robertson, Miss H. Ballentine, Miss H. P. Ballentine, Joseph Ballentine, Nelly Miller; noting marks, numbers of lambs, ewes, (gifts from D.B., Mr Downie & others).

This volume was probably kept by Duncan Ballantine, chief district
constable and pound keeper at New Norfolk, who received a grant of land in the Derwent Valley above New Norfolk.

Duncan Ballantine

Launceston & Western Railway Company

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS76
  • Collection
  • 1899

Notes relating to the history and finance of the Launceston and Deloraine Railway prepared by Robert M. Johnston, Government statistician in 1899 in response to a request from Hon. William Moore, M.L.C., Chief Secretary and Registrar of Records.

Robert Mackenzie Johnston

Lease granted by Edward Lord

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS72
  • Collection
  • 1810

Lease granted by Edward Lord, Commanding Officer of H.M.settlement Hobart Town V.D.L., 1st Lieut. Royal Marine Forces, 24 May 1810, to John Taylor (1), John Taylor (2), both privates in Royal Marines, of an allotment containing 18 perches, bounded by gardens occupied by Ann Donohough and Peter Douglas, for 14 years at an annual rent of 10s 6d.
Signed by Edward Lord. Applied seal, black wax- shield of wheatsheaf, scythe and rake, motto 'Hobartia crevit '
Endorsed:-
Transferred to Mrs. Mary Jennott, for sum of £120. - signed by marks of both John Taylors.

Edward Lord

Leonard Rodway Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS22
  • Collection
  • 1892-1927

Six volumes of manuscript notes and drawings on Tasmanian plants, with some enclosed correspondence with F. von Mueller and other well-known botanists.

Leonard Rodway

Letter from G. A. Robinson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS65
  • Collection
  • 1832

Letter from George Augustus Robinson dated 16 August 1832 to Rev. Henry Dowling, Baptist minister, V.D.L., reporting that he had removed 23 aborigines from the main territory to Hunter Island in Bass Strait , with a brief description of the Hunter Island settlement -- a pleasant situation containing nearly forty aborigines.

George Augustus Robinson

Letter from H. T. Whick, musician, H.M.S. Victory

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS64
  • Collection
  • 1812

Letter from H. T. Whick, musician, H.M.S. Victory, Portsmouth, dated 5 December 1812 to his sister, written from 'Victory' Portsmouth, including the news that he was likely to be sent to Spain and a copy of music of six hornpipes for his 'dear little nephew'; addressed to Thomas Lane, junior, jappaner and painter, Old Blue Bell, Wednesfield, Near Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

Letter from Michael Maxwell Shaw

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS66
  • Collection
  • 1869

Letter from Michael Maxwell Shaw dated 7 July 1869 to William Boyer about the 'Castra' settlement - "I think that a society of gentlemen at Castra would do much to establish a sound tone of feeling and manners through the island". He also describes
his own home 'Deans Point' La Trobe, formerly a coal mine and good dairy land.

Michael Maxwell Shaw

Letter from R. D. Blackmore

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS145
  • Collection
  • 1890

Letter from R. D. Blackmore [Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900) English novelist, author of Lorna Doone] to Mannington Caffyn, on the origin of the title 'Cradock Nowell'. 18 February 1890.
Also letter from E. A. Nowell to Mr Morton [secretary of Royal Society of Tasmania] enclosing Blackmore's letter.

Richard Doddridge Blackmore

Letter to Bartholomew J. W. Thomas of Milford

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS36
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Letter to Bartholomew J. W. Thomas of Milford, Campbell Town from his sister Katherine Iveton in England with family news.

Katherine Iveton

Letter to John Ingle

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS173
  • Collection
  • 1841

Letter written from Hobart to John Ingle, London:- depression in monetary, commercial and agricultural interests (affairs of Montefiore, Bryant, Hopleys (and their agent Hobbs).
The writer also attempted 'from recollection a sketch [plan] of your property in Argyle and Macquarie streets showing the present improvement' of new wharves reclaimed from the sea and the extension
of Argyle Street cut through Government House gardens , and also the old police office on the corner which belonged to the Gellibrand's trustees but was up for sale, being in a dilapidated state, and
would be a valuable site for shops or stores •
The letter is torn and a piece is missing with the signature, but it may- have been written by Edward Lord.

John Ingle

Letter written by George Martin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS134
  • Collection
  • 1836

Letter written by George Martin to 'My dearest Mary' (his wife) and a copy of a 'location' extract of a grant of 800 acres.

George Martin

Letters from John Martin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS137
  • Collection
  • 1849

Copies of letters written by John Martin, June to November 1849 to his brother David, from Dublin, the ship 'Elphinstone' and from Bothwell, Tasmania. Martin was an Irish political prisoner transported to Van Diemen's Land.

John Martin

List of Tasmanian Ferns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS152
  • Collection
  • n.d.

List of Tasmanian Ferns - Manuscript list, bound into quarto volume. Date and author unknown.

List of Tasmanian fish

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS128
  • Collection
  • c1870-1876

List of Tasmanian fish by M. Allport (n.d. c1870-1876)
Includes also "List of Tasmanian fish sent to Dr. Gunther, British Museum, per ship "Windward", March, 1874" ; List of Tasmanian
saltwater fish sent to the Royal Museum of National History, Brussels by Mr. Morton Allport, March, 1874" ;"Dr. Gunther's list 2nd
collection", and letters :-British Museum 12 Oct., 1872 ("thank you and Mrs. Meredith for ... 6 plates of Tasmanian fishes. I return them as requested ..." ; 2 May, 1875, report on fish received - a salmo trutta taken in Derwent estuary, having "in its stomach eight anchovies, a diet which will account for the rapid growth of salmonoids in your waters but which will not improve the flavour of their flesh", surprised that Tasmanian anchovies not yet turned to same use as in Europe; whip-tails - macronurus Novae Zelandiae : 8 Apr., 1876 : further report on collection sent - included new genus (No. 18 in list: "No local name. See 40 in book and drawing by Mrs. Allport.

Morton Allport

Log book of schooner 'Malcolm'

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS82
  • Collection
  • 1882

Log book of schooner 'Malcolm', master Walter Langworthy. An official printed form Board of Trade log book, but it contains no entries except a list of crew and a report of the death of the First Mate, James Roper, from a fall at Port Jackson.

Walter Langworthy

Log book of Ships

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS85
  • Collection
  • 1812-1815

Log book 1812 - 1815. Log of ships 'Borneo' (1812-Apr. 1813), Frederick (1813-1814), brig 'Mary & Sally (1814 - 1815) on voyages between Calcutta, Mauritius and V.D.L.
Includes a water colour sketch of Escapelly on the coast near Madras, and navigational diagrams.

Log book of the schooner "Lavinia"

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS84
  • Collection
  • 1872-1873

Log book of the schooner 'Lavinia' on a voyage from Sydney to the Solomon Islands, August 1872 to July 1873

Neil Brodie

Log of the brig "Jupiter"

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS44
  • Collection
  • 1816-1817

Log kept by Captain Joshua Fergusson of the brig "Jupiter" on his voyage from Calcutta to van Dieman's Land 14 September 1816 to 9 December 1816 and from Van Diemen's Land to Port Jackson and return January to March 1817.
The volume is a standard ship's log, recording course, winds, latitude and other nautical observations. On the first page is 'A list of the Brig Jupiter's crew' including 'Joshua Fergusson, Captain, English' and'George Fergusson, 1st officer, English' and twenty Indian seamen. On the last page is a note (written twice) 'Joshua Fergusson, Tinder Box Bay 2 December 1862'

Joshua Fergusson

Louisa Ann Twamley Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS33
  • Collection
  • 1829-1835

Letters of Louisa Ann Twamley, nee Meredith, of Edgbaston near Birmingham, U.K., and of her daughter Louisa Ann, to their Meredith relations in Tasmania.

Louisa Ann Twamley

Macquarie Harbour Reports and Returns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS78
  • Collection
  • 1846-1847

Copies of letters from Thomas James Lempriere (1796-1852) public official, author and artist who served as Commissariat at Sarah Island (1827–30) to George Maclean, Deputy- Commissary-General, from Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen's Land, dated 18 June 1846-26 October 1847, reporting provisions and work of the prisoners sent to get huon pine etc. The letters of the 18 and 26 October 1846 report arrival, inadequate habitation (houses having been burnt down) and prisoners refusal to work on building. The second document is a Daily Strength Register of the troops stationed at the Military Establishment, Macquarie Harbour, April 1846-October 1847 including a list of Convict passholders.

Thomas James Lempriere

Mary Ann Cox

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS140
  • Collection
  • 1783-1950

Material relating to Mrs. Mary Ann Cox who ran a coach service between Hobart and Launceston

Mary Ann Cox

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