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Extract : June 1862 - March 1869

Extract from G3/1(1) for the period June 1862 to December 1869 : Minutes of monthly meetings of the Ladies' Committee of Management dealing with maintenance, welfare, accounts, etc. These records are the committee records only. There are no personal records of the girls or their background or committal orders. The minutes of the monthly committee meetings dealt with bills, expenses, staff matters and the welfare of the children, and note briefly admissions and decisions on discharge of girls to service or to relatives, if any

Note written by Rev. Joseph Benson to his son John

Copy of note written by the Rev. Joseph Benson for his son John advising of the marriage of Ann to Robert Mather. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 6

Joseph Benson

Land grant map of Lauderdale

Land grant map including Robert Mather's free grant of 1,500 acres, eventually to be increased to 2,500 acres. He called the property 'Lauderdale'. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 16

Joseph Benson

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

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

Letters from H.M. Benson

Letters from H.M. Benson, wife of the Reverend Samuel Benson, to her niece, revealing the faith and devotion which motivated christian life in 19th century England. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 11

H.M. Benson

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

Letter from John Benson to his sister Ann

Letter from John Benson, second son of the Reverend Joseph Benson to his sister Ann mentioning her work as her father's amanuensis for his well known "Commentary on the Bible" to which he devoted 9 continuous years labour. John Benson took Orders and became the rector of Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 6

John Benson

Image of the Rev. Joseph Benson

Image of the Rev. Joseph Benson (1748-1821) husband of Sarah and father of Ann who married Robert Mather. Inscription on the tombstone of Joseph and Sarah. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 4

Joseph Benson

Letter from Joseph Benson to John Wesley

Letter from Joseph Benson (1748-1821) to John Wesley. Includes transcript. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 5

Joseph Benson

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 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

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

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

Account of the voyage of the Heroine from England to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land in 1822

Peter Benson Walkers account of the disablement in a storm of the ship " Hope" in 1821, and consequent voyage of the barque "Heroine" from England to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land in 1822. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection Page 13

Peter Benson Walker

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

Letter from George Washington Walker to James Backhouse Walker

Letter from George Washington Walker in Hobart to his son James Backhouse Walker, expressing his desire to meet him in Melbourne on his return from England after attending school there. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 36a

George Washington Walker

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

Photograph of Mrs. Sarah Hammond

Photograph of Mrs. Sarah Hammond, youngest daughter of the Reverend Joseph Benson and sister of Ann Benson, aged 62.
From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 10

Sarah Hammond

Establishment of the Hobart Town Savings Bank

Meeting held on 15th January 1845 to establish a savings bank in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land. It was unanimously resolved that it be called " The Hobart Town Savings Bank" Includes a list of trustees. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 26a

George Washington Walker

Phrenology report of Robert Walker

Character sketch of Robert Walker by A.S. Hamilton, phrenologist, 1855. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 36a

Robert Walker

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

James Backhouse Walker's resignation from the Hobart Savings Bank

Letter to James Backhouse Walker from his great friend Charles Walch on his decision to resign as accountant of the Hobart Savings Bank and to take up law. Also draft letter written by James Backhouse Walker. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 37

Charles Walch

Letters to James Backhouse Walker from his mother Sarah Benson Walker and grandmother Esther Mathers

Letters to James Backhouse Walker from his mother Sarah Benson Walker and grandmother Esther Mather congratulating him on attaining his majority on his twenty first birthday in 1862. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 36 b&c

James Backhouse Walker

Certificate of marriage of Robert Walker and Eliza Hannah Amos

Certificate of marriage of Robert Walker and Eliza Hannah Amos and photographs of the Gala Kirk Church of Scotland in Great Swan Port where they were married on the 11th of May, 1869. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 42b

James Backhouse Walker

Obituaries of George Washington Walker, Tasmania

Newspaper obituaries of George Washington Walker including a letter to the editor of 'The Christian Times' by James Bonwick. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection.

George Washington Walker

Letter : James Backhouse Walker to his sister Mary

Letter from James Backhouse Walker in Hobart to his sister Mary who was painting in Quinperle, Brittany. It sets out the Walker genealogy at length and describes the ships which carried Collins and his party to Sullivans Cove. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 40

James Backhouse Walker

Letters : Reverend Samuel Benson to his niece, Sarah Benson Walker

Three letters dated April 20 1875, January 4, 1876 and September 11, 1876 from the Reverend Samuel Benson who was for many years rector at St. Saviours, Southwark, and youngest brother of Ann Benson, to his niece, Sarah Benson Walker, wife of George Washington Walker. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Pages 8 & 9

Samuel Benson

Outside a Botany shed

Photograph taken outside the Botany Shed. Lindsay Crawford back right, Pat Richardson right, Heather Gulline (?) left front)

Two students

Photograph of two students believed to be Heather Gulline and Pat Richardson outside the Botany Shed

History of Bass Strait

BHP "History of Bass Strait" series Nos. 1-12 : reproductions of maps and pictures issued each month with The Australian Financial Review, Jan-Dec. 1972.

Calder plan of Hobart

Photograph of Calder plan of Hobart and an unidentified house - Mitchell Library (A. 603).

Beautiful Hobart and Surroundings

Souvenir booklet entitled 'Beautiful Hobart and surroundings. 81 views by J.C. Breaden'. It contains a series of black and white photographs of Hobart and places nearby

Portrait Photographs

Eight portrait photographs - Unknown - Hull, Denison? all males . 4 from Allport Library & 2 from Don Stephens Lindisfarnes (Repro)

Miscellaneous : photographs

Miscellaneous photographs - 19 negatives ,13 in MSS, 2 standing portraits 'Postcard' set., 11 views of Entally House internal and external x 2.

Sketch of John Batman : photograph

Photograph of a sketch of John Batman by Charles Nuttall from old print in possession of his grandson Mr. A.B. Weire.
Inscribed "with the compliments of L. Batman Weire 11.11.34"

Sketches from the Calder Papers

Photograph of three sketches from the Calder Papers : tent, camp and Mt. Olympus. Originals held in the Mitchell Library

Governor Hampton : photograph

Photograph of Governor John Stephen Hampton comptroller-general of convicts in V.D.L 1846 & Governor of Western Australia 1862

Franklin : photograph

Photograph of Sir John Franklin from Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land from the Harbour

Lantern slide of an early print of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land from the harbour. From the collection of James Backhouse Walker. Thought to have been prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were in Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, until 1994.

John Watt Beattie

Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land in 1830

Lantern slide of early print of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land in 1830. From the collection of James Backhouse Walker. Prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were in Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, until 1994.

John Watt Beattie

Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, from Old Wharf in 1839

Lantern slide of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, from Old Wharf in 1839. From the collection of James Backhouse Walker. Prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were in Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, until 1994.

John Watt Beattie

Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land in 1817

Lantern slide of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, in February, 1817. Inscribed with the words 'Hobart Town in 1817. Drawn by Lieut. Charles Jeffreys' - also shows the Government schooner the Kangaroo , church, Government House and Fort.

Charles Jeffreys

Jack, native of Cape Grim

Lantern slide of Jack, native of Cape Grim. 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

J. Walch and Sons

Lantern slide of J. Walch and Sons, Macquarie Street, Hobart c1880. 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

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

Hobart Savings Bank

Lantern slide of Hobart Savings Bank, Murray Street Hobart c1860. 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

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

Hobart Town Harbour, Van Diemen's Land

Lantern slide of Hobart Town Harbour, Van Diemen's Land, in 1830. Prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were in Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, until 1994.

John Watt Beattie

Governor Sir Thomas Gore Browne

Lantern slide of Governor Sir Thomas Gore Browne. Governor of Tasmania from 1861-1868. 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

Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land from the Harbour

Lantern slide of an early print of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land from the harbour. From the collection of James Backhouse Walker. Thought to have been prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were in Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, until 1994.

John Watt Beattie

Hobart Town from Mulgrave Battery, Van Diemen's Land

Lantern slide of Hobart Town from Mulgrave Battery, Van Diemen's Land, in 1830. From the collection of James Backhouse Walker. Prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were in Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, until 1994.

John Watt Beattie

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