Collection RS21 - John Stokell Dodds Collection

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John Stokell Dodds Collection


  • 1875-1937 (Creation)

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9 files

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J.S. Dodds, whose parents settled in Tasmania in 1853, was a judge and politician. He became attorney-general, post-master general, and chief-justice (1898). He represented Tasmania in conferences in other colonies and was also interested in education, art & literature. He served on the Council of the University of Tasmania and was Chancellor 1907-1914. He raised subscriptions for troops for the Boer War. He was awarded C.M.G. in 1889, K.C.M.G. in 1901. For more information see:

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Presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania by Mrs. Smeaton-Sampson, June 1955

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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.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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HE Apr.2020




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