Item 1 / film 2 - Microfilm : Amos family papers

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC A10-1 / film 2


Microfilm : Amos family papers


  • 1774-1833 (Creation)

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1 reel of microfilm

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(1774 - 1864)

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The Amos family arrived in Tasmania in March 1821 aboard the Emerald, and were advised to look for land on the unsettled east coast. Adam's capital entitled him to a grant of 1000 acres (405 ha) which he located on the Swan River at Cranbrook, and called Gala. By 1824 his mill was supplying the district with flour, and five years later he had many other substantial improvements. For more information :

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  1. Receipt book of half and quarter yearly rent paid by James Amos (father of Adam and John (1776-1848), as tenant of Heriot Mill, Galawater, including later editions (1779), of cash expenses of mill, 1774-1845.
  2. Account book of Amos Mill, Cranbrook, VDL, 1824-1836.
    1. Diary of Adam Amos (1807-1874), June 1839
    2. Letterbook (or minute book) of Trustees of estate of John Lord, 1829-1833, including correspondence of Derwent Steam Navigation Company

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The film had to be made before careful sorting of the papers was possible and some letters have therefore been filmed out of their best order

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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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Original documents held by the family.
Mr M Amos, 'Gala', Cranbrook, Tasmania, 7275 (now Mrs G Amos, 'Glen Gala' Cranbrook Tasmania 7275).

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