Collection RS66 - Letter from Michael Maxwell Shaw

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Letter from Michael Maxwell Shaw


  • 1869 (Creation)

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1 letter of 3 folded pages, slightly damaged

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Colonel Shaw was one of the retired Indian officers who were attracted to Tasmania by Colonel Crawford's immigration scheme put forward in 1865, he settled on the N.W. Coast at 'Deans Point'. He was an active correspondent to the press , and a warm supporter of the temperance cause.

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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.

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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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