Collection M15 - Mercer Farm Accounts

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC M15

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Mercer Farm Accounts

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  • 1861-1876 (Creation)

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5 volumes

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(-1896)

Biographical history

Janet Thompson of Morningside, Campbell Town Tasmania was the second wife of James Mercer. He inherited the the property Morningside after the death of his wifes parents. They had three daughters Kathleen Mercer, lost when the Holyman air liner, Miss Hobart, disappeared over Bass Strait in 1934 and Georgina- Mrs. Henry Brock (‘Lawrenny estate at Ouse’) and Alice - Mrs. Emerson Bayles

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Collection consists of five ledgers containing details of wages and accounts, rations and shearing for two properties, Morningside and Riccarton. Located at Campbell Town in northern Tasmania and owned and managed by James Mercer.

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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 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/10996/2/Mercer_Farm_accounts.pdf

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HE May 2018

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