Item 3 - Jorgen Jorgenson

Diaries of Jorgen Jorgensen

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Jorgen Jorgenson


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Archibald Lawrence Meston (1890-1951), educationist, historian and anthropologist, was born on 5 June 1890 at Launceston, Tasmania. His most important anthropological work was the discovery and description of the rock carvings at Mount Cameron West in 1933. Another major addition to the study of Tasmanian prehistory was his initiation of large-scale excavation in the shell midden at the South Cave, Rocky Cape. Meston's collection of implements and other Aboriginal relics is now housed in the Museum of Victoria; his library is the property of the City of Launceston. For more information see entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography

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Jorgensen was sentenced to transportation for life. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land in April 1826. He received a ticket-of-leave in June 1827 and, after a short-lived convict-clerkship, was assigned to the Van Diemen's Land Co. and sent to explore parts of the north and north-west of the island
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Deposited by Mrs. A.L. Meston

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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
When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections, Meston Papers - M11”

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The viking of Van Diemen's Land : the stormy life of Jorgen Jorgensen / by Frank Clune and P.R. Stephensen ; with illustrations by Albert Zimmerman. Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1954.

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Meston, W and McCulloch, RAV 1955 , 'Jorgenson's journey across the Central Plateau-September-October, 1826' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 89 , pp. 107-124 (From the papers of the late A. L. Meston, M.A. ). -

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August 24, 2017 (BR)




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