Item 2 - Letters from Mary Quinn

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Letters from Mary Quinn


  • 1883 (Creation)

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2 photocopied letters

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John Waldie, senior, (1791-1872) came to Tasmania from Scotland about 1833 and settled first at Perth, Tasmania then at Oyster Cove. His son, John (1822-1902 ) farmed and worked timber at Oyster Cove. He married Delia Lucy Fergusson, eldest daughter of Joshua Fergusson of Tinderbox in 1846

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Teacher at North Motton School 1889

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Photocopies donated by J.B Waldie in 1959

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Letters from Mary Quinn to Mrs [Delia] Waldie dated 4 February 1883, and 7 July 188?
Written from Gawler - her new appointment at North Motton Public School (near Ulverstone, Tas.), railway to Formby opened.

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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 cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Apr2019




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