Collection A2 - Margaret (Gunn) Allison Collection

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC A2

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Margaret (Gunn) Allison Collection

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  • 1845-1924 (Creation)

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8 files

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Name of creator

(1800-1868)

Biographical history

Margaret Elizabeth daughter of William Gunn (1800-1868) and Frances Hannah (Amdell) of Sorell and Glen Dhu, Launceston) married in 1852 Henry Allison, auctioneer and alderman of Launceston and son of Capt. Francis Allison of Streanshalh. After Heny's death (c 1862) Margaret took her four children (William Race (Willie) (1854-1931), Isabel (Issie), Frank (1858-1936) and Amy to live with her parents at Glen Dhu.

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(1858-1936)

Biographical history

Frank Allison (1858-1936) was the second son of Henry Allison and Margaret (Gunn), born 29 June 1858. He was employed in the Post Office as a supervising clerk but in 1911,
owing to a bad leg, he moved to Evandale, where he had a small piece of property, and became local post master at a reduced salary. He married in 1882 Emma Hume, a fellow member of the church choir of St. Paul's Church, Launceston and they had several children including Jack (A.J.), George, Percival, Rachel, Leila, Maggie.

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Deposited by J. Murphy in 1967

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The papers include correspondence of Margaret (Gunn) Allison, mainly with her Gunn relatives and also papers of son Frank and his family.

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Open for Research

Conditions governing reproduction

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 Special.Collections@utas.edu.au
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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Original inventory and descriptive notes can be found at https://eprints.utas.edu.au/10740/2/Allison_Margaret.pdf

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7 June 2017 HAE

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