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Magna Carta

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX3
  • Collection
  • 1215

Facsimile of the 'Magna Carta' of King John, dated 15 June 1215, Runnymede, from the original manuscript held in the British Museum, (Shelfmark :Cotton MS. Augustus II 106,) with transcription and translation.

John, King of England

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

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

Miscellaneous deed

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X7
  • Collection
  • 1681

Parchment document, photographic copy and transcription of the final concord made between (1) Francis Bent & Richard Philips, complainants & (2) Elitzur Stockton, Joseph Flude, Nicholas Smith and William Bishop, deforciants, confirming grant to the first parties of 20 acres of land, etc., in Cosby, Little Thorpe, Dunton Basset and Gilmorton [Co. Leicestershire, UK].
A fine of lands, also called a final concord, or simply a fine, was a species of property conveyance which existed in England (and later in Wales) from at least the 12th century until its abolition in 1833 by the Fines and Recoveries Act. The advantage of obtaining title to property through a fine (as opposed to, for example, a simple feoffment or deed of gift) was that it provided the transaction with the additional legal authority of a royal or court judgment and ensured that a record of the conveyance would be preserved among the court archives.

Francis Bent

Extracts of officers' logs - French naval vessel Mascarin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F5
  • Collection
  • 1772

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 to Australia and New Zealand under Marion-Dufresne, 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; Marine 4 JJ, 192, no. 19, pp. 1, 12-18
Extra copies of C 7 197, pp. 1,7-14 (3 sets); p. 1 (4 copies); p. 10 (4 copies)

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

John Cockburn: Miscellaneous legal documents

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C6
  • Collection
  • 1772-1773

Collection consists of a collection of miscellaneous legal documents relating to the property of John Cockburn, Berwick on Tweed, United Kingdom

John Cockburn

Alexander Cheyne Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C3
  • Collection
  • 1777-1861

Collection contains a written diary of Alexander Cheyne and microfilms of diaries and papers belonging to the family

Alexander Cheyne

Thomas Chapman Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C2
  • Collection
  • 1780-1855

Miscellaneous papers, including newspaper advertisements, relating to Thomas Chapman's claim to the annuity left to his first wife, Mary Ann (formerly Langhorne) by her aunt Lydia Hooley, and, The Craftsman or Say's Weekly Journal, relateing to the Gordon riots etc. dated 10 June 1780

Thomas Chapman

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

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.

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

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

Map of Friends' Meetings in Ireland

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX7
  • Collection
  • 1794

Large map of Friends' Meetings in Ireland, 1794, including a list of Meetings for Discipline and dates of Meetings.

Knopwood Sermons

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC K1
  • Collection
  • 1801-1829

Manuscripts of sermons preached by Rev. Knopwood in Tasmania dated 1801 - 1829

Robert Knopwood

Leake Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L1
  • Collection
  • 1801-1932

Collection consists of some of the papers of John Leake (1780-1865) of Rosedale, near Campbell Town, pastoralist, justice of the peace, member of the Legislative Council and a former merchant of Hull and Hamburg, who settled with his family near Campbell Town, Tasmania, in 1823, and of his family, including his youngest son Charles Henry Leake (1819-1889) whose heirs inherited Rosedale.

John Leake

William Downie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D9
  • Collection
  • 1801-1824

Papers and certificates relating to medical studies

William Downie

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

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

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

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

Lane Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L4
  • Collection
  • 1806-1945

Collection consists of leather bound octavo note book prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French also a watercolour sketch of the brig Harriot and some notes on Lane.

Benjamin Lane

William Grant Broughton Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B17
  • Collection
  • 1807-1879

One reel of microfilmed documents . The papers include William Grant Broughton's correspondence with Bishop Selwyn of New Zealand 1845; correspondence with Bishop William Tyrrell (1807-1879) of Newcastle 1848 - 1852 (15 letters); letters written to others and some letters received, including Rev. R. Allwood, Joshua Watson, NSW Government officials etc.

William Grant Broughton

Belbin Papers

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

Small memorandum book in leather pocket book with enclosed documents.

James Belbin

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

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

The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligencer

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS176
  • Collection
  • 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

Marshall and Terry Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M16
  • Collection
  • 1810-1922

This collection consists of the papers of George Marshalland his grandson George Douglas Marshall who married Beatrice Terry granddaughter of Ralph Terry, of Lachlan Mills, New Norfolk, Tasmania so some papers of the Terry family papers are also included.
Also included are notes on family history and genealogy.

George Marshall

Miscellaneous single items

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS129
  • Collection
  • 1811-1950

Miscellaneous single items received from various donors.

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.

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

Napoleon Bonaparte : Extrait du Moniteur

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS167
  • Collection
  • 1812-1815

Printed bulletins, extracts from newspapers, proclamations dated 1812 and 1815 regarding Napoleon Bonaparte mostly during War of the Seventh Coalition and prior to his surrender July 1815. Most "Extrait du Moniteur" in French.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

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

William & John Clark Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS8
  • Collection
  • 1812-1887

The William and John Clark Papers are a record of a settler family in Tasmania. They include papers concerning the management of the Cluny property, a few papers relating to Bothwell and John Clark's correspondence concerning his work as a magistrate. There are also letters to John Clark from William Barnes (1791 ?-1848). brewer of Launceston, 1829-1839; Matthew Curling Friend of Newnham, Port Officer
at George Town, 1833-1841, and from Charles Arthur (1808-1884), nephew of and Aide-de-Camp to Lt.
Governor George Arthur, 1827-1829. There are also letters from British army officers' wives and daughters addressed to Jane Clark. Also included are papers relating to the Weston Family, Ann (neeClark) and William Pritchard Weston

William Clark

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

Andrew Gatenby : Militia substitute certificate

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G7
  • Collection
  • 1814

Militia substitute certificate dated December 1814. Certificate of enrolment of substitute to serve in place of A. Gatenby, Appleton le Moors, North Riding of Yorkshire, namely Robert Graystock, wheelwright. Until the 19th century militia units were used in home defence and maintaining law and order in vulnerable locations such as Ireland and the south coast of England. Militia units did not have to serve overseas, but they were seen as a useful reserve of trained men. Bounties were offered to militiamen who exchanged into the regular Army for overseas service.
Many of the men serving in the militia were substitutes serving on behalf of those whose names had been drawn in the county ballot. These substitutes often made a charge for taking over the duties. When the militia was fully embodied on a permanent footing during periods of war, a higher figure could be demanded and obtained. The regiment benefited by receiving experienced soldiers instead of raw recruits.

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Andrew Gatenby

Andrew Downie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D2
  • Collection
  • 1814-1879

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

Andrew Downie

Public Notices

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS69
  • Collection
  • 1814

Collection of printed public notices of Government and General Orders, by command of Lt. Gov. of Van Diemens Land

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

Mather Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M19
  • Collection
  • 1816-1925

Collection consists of material relating to various members of the Mather family, the Society of Friends , miscellaneous correspondence from Quakers and the Friends School

Robert Mather

Miscellaneous Items Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X13
  • Collection
  • 1816-1975

Collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents, including the Will of Ronald C Gunn (1879); copy of a letter from Henry Hellyer to Edward Curr describing a journey and the discovery of River Mackintosh and Eldon Range(1828); genealogy of John Lyne made by WL May (1919); copies of letters of depositions relating to theft from estate of William Mawle; copies of letters from letter book of Philip Oakden, founder of the Union Bank, Launceston and extracts from letters of William Parramore who settled in VDL in 1823.

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 Diemen'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

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

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

Miscellaneous manuscripts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS131
  • Collection
  • 1818-1899

Collection of letters and documents presented to the Tasmanian Museum

John Beaumont Collection

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

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

John Beaumont

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.

George Washington Walker

Dr George Fordyce Story Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C7
  • Collection
  • 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

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

Robert & Ann Mather Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M10
  • Collection
  • 1821-1835

Papers relating to the voyage out and settlement of Robert Mather and his wife, Ann (Benson). Many of the papers (Ml0/16-20) consist of extracts from letters from Ann Mather to her brother, Rev. Samuel Benson, and sisters Isabella Whytall and Sarah Benson (m. Hammond 1832), in UK and were probably given to their niece, Sarah Benson Mather who married George Washington Walker in 1840, after Ann Mather's death in 1831.

Robert Mather

Pike Farm records

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS38
  • Collection
  • 1822-1846

Collection consists of farm and weather records of William Pike's Park Farm and Jericho, Tasmania, also included is the journal of William Pike voyage to V.D.L with his family on the ship "Thalia" August 1822 to July 1823

William Pike

Grant Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G2
  • Collection
  • 1822-1825

Collection consists of personal and business correspondence between the brothers John and James Grant of "Tullochgorum". in the Fingal valley and correspondence regarding John Grants death

James Grant

Diary of Peter Harrisson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H14
  • Collection
  • 1822

Collection consists of a typescript copy of an original diary of Peter Harrisson's voyage to Van Diemen's Land in 1822.

Peter Harrisson

William Gunn Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G5
  • Collection
  • 1822-1915

Collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous papers and accounts of William Gunn and family also some papers relating to James Gordon.
Note: 12 documents, too decayed and powdery to handle read, have been withdrawn and stored separately on shelf. (7) Letter from L.E. Threlkeld from Sydney to brother in law W. Gunn 7 Dept 1846 (inviting W.G. to visit, Christian Union etc.); (8) Auld letter; (15) Gunn to Young 1848; (18) statement of Gunn's claim for debt against James and Elizabeth Gordon 12 Sept. 1849; (31 (4) expenses and disbursements for sloop George and brig Venus 1805; (41) Mrs Lakeland's statement 1831; (53) information against White 8 Feb. 1831; (56) Gunn to Gordon; (68) W. Gunn to Gordon - Forcett property survey 1834; (70) Gordon to nephew John 14 Oct. 1835; (72) George A. Lloyd letter and invoice - bags of maize 8 Aug. 1840; (73) bill of lading - potatoes sent to GA. Lloyd Sept. 1840. Transcripts of all documents which could be read have been made and included in place of the originals. PSK Sept. 1992

William Gunn

Judd & Brownell Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC J5
  • Collection
  • 1822-1961

Miscellaneous items collected by Nancie Hewitt (nee Brownell), including copies of Judd and Brownell papers, notes relating to Judd, Brownell and Propsting families and other items given to Mrs Hewitt. Also Mrs Hewitt's notes on the Society of Friends and the Quaker faith and some photographs of Quakers.

Thomas Judd

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

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

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

Risby Brothers Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R2
  • Collection
  • 1823-1910

Collection consists of personal diaries and photographs relating to Risby Brothers, sawmillers and timber merchants

Thomas Risby

William Sorell : Journal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S17
  • Collection
  • 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

Miscellaneous Launceston Land Deeds

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S14
  • Collection
  • 1823-1854

Collection consists of miscellaneous documents from the office of Shields, Heritage, Stackhouse & Martin, solicitors of Launceston, mainly deeds of earlier solicitors Gleadow & Henty, etc., relating to land in the Launceston district, including property of Philip Oakden, Adam Beveridge, J. & W. Manifold and Robert Legge, etc., and claimed by R. Dry.

Gleadow & Henty Solicitors

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

John Woods promissory notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W12
  • Collection
  • 1823-1825

Collection consists of four small handwritten notes. Agreements by John Wood to pay Kemp & Co. various sums at a later date.

John Wood

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B18
  • Collection
  • 1824-1826

Photocopies of copies made by Peter Chapman of eight letters written by G.T.W. Boyes to his wife, Mary, written from Sydney, 1824 and Hobart, 1826. For other letters see Royal Society Collection RS 25/4.

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

William Gunn Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS71
  • Collection
  • 1824-1896

Letters and photocopies of documents regarding Gunn's involvement with convicts and bush rangers and as a police magistrate

William Gunn

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

Thomas Crouch: Miscellaneous papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS111
  • Collection
  • 1826-1853

Collection of miscellaneous papers including lease, bank book, letter from G. W. Walker, gold digging license, correspondence of William Woollett about survey of allotment at Great Swanport, birth certificate of James Rothwell Crouch 22 January 1843 (Quaker certificate of witness of birth), bank book of Ann Crouch, small ms. music book inscribed "CC to KL".

Thomas James Crouch

Daniel Ellis - convict record

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC E1
  • Collection
  • 1826-1846

One parchment document of the convict record of Daniel Ellis, No 266 per Manlius, tried Lincoln 18 July 1829, transported for 7 years and again 7 years 1834, offence stealing bundle of draper's goods. Record includes description (trade quarry man and carter, aged 28 in 1834, dark complexion, tattooed etc) and conduct record (hulk report bad, numerous charges of stealing, neglect of duty, absconsion etc brought by employer, Archer 1831-1834, further sentence, conduct at Port Arthur bad), recommended for conditional pardon 7n/46.

Daniel Ellis

Miscellaneous items

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS155
  • Collection
  • 1827-1967

Miscellaneous items collected by the Society on various subjects including Egyptian wheat, fungus grub, Hobart floating bridge, Bruny Island, Dunrobin Bridge, Army & Barracks, excursion notes etc.

Miscellaneous Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS169
  • Collection
  • 1827-1929

Collection of newspapers including Tasmanian Illustrated Mail, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher, The Australian, The Bathurst Times and The Goldfields Hiring Chronicle.

Richmond Police Magistrates Court

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS51
  • Collection
  • 1827-1868

Material relating to the Richmond Police Magistrates court fr the period 1827-1868, includes cases of debt, plaints, writs and notices from muster master

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

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 pencilled note on front states: By the Rev. J. Norman, Sorell. The paper has a watermark date of 1827.

James Norman

Van Diemen's Land Company : annual reports

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC V1
  • Collection
  • 1827-1964

Collection consists of copies of the Van Diemen's Land Company annual report 1827-1964 made to the yearly meeting held at the Company's offices, London.
Held from second report 1827, printed.
Some reports include maps:
• 1833 Map of north West quarter, with proposals for tenants.
• 1844 Plan of Circular Head by John Cannon Stanley, Circular Head by John Lee Archer
• Forest Farms at Circular Head, showing tenants names, by John Lee Archer & N Kentish, 1842.
• Also 105 printed pamphlets. - 1827, 1831-1850, 1852,1854-1855,1857-1861,1863, 1866, 1868-1892, 1894-1898, 1900-1909, 1911-1920, 1923,-1964

Van Diemen's Land Company

Robert Doctor account book

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D4
  • Collection
  • 1827-1851

Xeroxed copy of Robert Doctors account book for the years 1827 to 1851 with details of goods and services supplied by and to various residents in the Sorell area, including: boots, shoes soled and heeled, plough mould, beans, handle, tobacco, rum, sugar tea, callico, coffin, bread, repairing cart wheel, laying floor, shingles, glass, making ploughs. Also payments made.

Robert Doctor

Henry Hellyer Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R12
  • Collection
  • 1827

This diary, dated 3 July 1827 to 29 August 1827 is entitled: 'H. Hellyer's journal of operations in opening a road from Emu Bay towards the Hampshire Hills'. It is written in an octavo notebook, interleaved with blotting paper, bound in light brown leather, marked 'No.7'. A pencil note inside states: 'H.H.'s diary continued from a memo book opening - lengthwise having yellow edges and green covers and marked No (the number has been omitted). At the bottom of the last entry is a note 'Diary continued in a memo book with green covers and yellow edges marked No .. (opening lengthwise)' (the number has been omitted) The diary is illustrated by neat drawings of animals (eg. 'native cat'), plants, trees, scenery and the camp. At the front are tables of 'the quantity of timber etc. upon one quarter of an acre of heavily timbered land in three different parts of the Forest where the soil is unexceptionable'
In his journal Hellyer noted the weather conditions - they were hampered by rain and their camp was very cold and damp, there were rats and Hellyer was troubled by a sore and inflamed face, but there were sunny days when he commented that 'this climate is certainly far superior, it is never so cold and seldom so hot as the Dog days in England'. He described the timber, dogwood interspersed with Forest Trees of stringy bark, blackwood, etc. - one tree was sixty feet in circumference. The clearing work was done mainly with axe and cross cut saw and occasionally a pile of logs too difficult to move was burnt. Hellyer calculated that it could cost as much as £93 in labour to clear 21 acres. The work men mentioned included Richard Frederick, who seems to have acted as second in command, Jones the cook, Harley, McDonald, Wells, Higginson, Isaac, and Mackie. They lived mainly on salt pork, brought from England in the Company's supply ship, and dough boys (flour and water boiled hard). The men would not eat salt mutton even when it was available. Supplies were very short as the expected ship had not arrived and on 14 August Hellyer wrote to Edward Curr the V.D.L. Company manager complaining of the arrangements for supplies for they were reduced to flour only and they could not work on that. On one occasion Hellyer went back in the 'long boat' to Circular Head for supplies and described the coast, a cavern, grass tree hearts which he found tasted like walnuts, and pieces of the wreck of the Dotterel (wrecked in March 1827 off Port Dalrymple) which they found. At Circular Head he obtained stores from Mr White, paint from Mr Watson arid medicines from Dr. McNab. He noted that the sheep had foot rot, that the freemen [of the Company ] had been on strike owing to the lack of supplies and that ten of the Company's servants, including the prisoner White, had drowned since March.

Henry Hellyer

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

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2017/2
  • Collection
  • 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

Beattie Papers

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

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

John Watt Beattie

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

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

William Gore Elliston Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H13
  • Collection
  • 1829-1864

Collection consists of typed carbon copy of transcript of diary and separate extracts selected for proposed book.

William Gore Elliston

Convict ship "Waterloo"

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F3
  • Collection
  • 1829-1910

Collection consists of papers relating to the convict ship, Waterloo, and includes a copy of a detachment order, notes on the life of Thomas Grove and an extract relating to the last voyage of the Waterloo

Waterloo (Ship)

William Graham Robertson Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R6
  • Collection
  • 1829-1923

Collection contains letters from Frederick Watson of Historical Records of Australia in answer to various queries about early settlers. Also answers to queries on early land grants etc., some in answer to Robertson's correspondence in the Critic under the pseudonym "Antil", and miscellaneous historical notes.

William Graham Robertson

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

William Henty Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H6
  • Collection
  • 1829-1874

Collection consists of personal and business correspondence, diary of voyage to Van Diemans Land, school exercise book, publications and press clippings

William Henty

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

Wool accounts: William Thomas Lyttleton

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS75
  • Collection
  • 1830-1836

Wool sale accounts 1830 - 1836. Accounts of wool sold in London, addressed by various agents to William Lyttleton of Launceston. Settled near Westbury in 1825.

William Thomas Lyttleton

Miscellaneous Convict and Legal Material

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS49
  • Collection
  • 1830-1860

Material relating to convicts including returns and orders, medical certificates, also records, pardons, completion or remission of sentence, warrants and miscellaneous notes.

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

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

Miscellaneous Tasmanian Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS168
  • Collection
  • 1831-1931

Collection of Tasmanian newspapers including, Colonial Times, The Independent, The True Colonist, Tasmanian Trade Circular, Derwent Star, Hobart Town Punch, Tasmanian Punch Preview, Tasmanian Punch, Railwayiana and 'Happy Thwarts '; 'The Derwent Trumpeter'

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

Richard Stickney Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S9
  • Collection
  • 1832-1835

Collection consists of family and legal correspondence and transcripts of letters

Richard Stickney

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

Mitchell Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS32
  • Collection
  • 1833-1945

Collection consists of scrapbooks, diaries, correspondence and other ephemeral material created, collected and collated by Sarah E.E. Mitchell over her lifetime.

Sarah E.E. Mitchell

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

Journal of William Richard Wade

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W15
  • Collection
  • 1834-1871

Copy of The Journal of William R Wade, missionary, New Zealand, 1834-1839. Presented by his son Thomas N Wade to Leonard Wade and his wife Dora I Wade, Brighton, July 1917.

Journal commences 18th June 1834 at the beginning of a voyage to New South Wales and on to the Bay of Islands New Zealand. Continues unbroken to September 1836. Resumes with Journey to the Waikato, Rotorua etc. January to April 1838, Visit to the Reinga &c. March to April 1839. Final entry (one page) April 25, 1871

William Richard Wade

(Ross's) Hobart Town almanack and Van Diemen's Land annual

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC AY 1625 .H63
  • Collection
  • 1835

Includes a list of the 'Civil Establishment of Van Diemen's Land and its dependencies'; a list of the 'Military'; a list of 'Public Institutions'; a 'Return of convicts'; list and description of 'Newspapers and Journals published in Hobart Town'; an 'Index Plantarum, or an attempt towards a popular description of some of the most common and remarkable indigenous plants of Van Diemen's Land' [pp.61-114]; 'A shred of autobiography, containing various anecdotes, personal and historical, connected with these colonies' [by Jorgen Jorgensen - pp.115-180).
Includes also a 'Chronological view of events in Van Diemen's Land and other parts of the world, during the last two years'; an alphabetical 'Directory of the district of Hobart Town taken from the Jury List' ; a list of shipping arrivals and departures at Hobart for 1834; an essay on Circular Head by James Ross, addressed to Edward Curr Esq.
Annual first published in 1829 as 'Hobart Town Almanack' and continued until 1838 with variant titles: 'Van Diemen's Land Annual and Hobart Town Almanack', 'Ross's Van Diemen's Land Annual and Hobart-Town Almanack', 'Ross's Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual', "Elliston's Hobart Town Almanack and Ross's Van Diemen's Land Annual'.

James Ross

Collection of Religious Hymns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R8
  • Collection
  • 1835-1857

Collection consists of Protestant hymns printed for special services in Hobart churches, chiefly Wesley Church and Brisbane Street Congregational Church.

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