Collection M12 - R. Westland Marston Collection

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R. Westland Marston Collection


  • 1887-1923 (Creation)

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1 quarto volume

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(1845 -)

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Robert Westland Marston, born Briggs, Lincolnshire, England on the 17th March 1845. Eldest son of Henry and Janet Marston. Came to Tasmania and started a private school in Lower Piper, Tasmania. He applied to become a teacher in the public school sector on 26th April 1880. Wrote many articles and letters to various Tasmanian and English papers under the pseudonyms 'Scholasticus' or 'Schoolmaster'.

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Collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings of letters addressed to various newspapers by R. Westland Marston. They cover various subjects such as charities, the Church, education, road trusts, also farm and native reports from Lower Piper. 1877-78. Letters are from Alvechurch, Worcestershire, U.K., or the Granmar School Alvechurch.
Newspaper correspondence dated 1877-8, 1880, some under the pseudonym 'Scholasticus' or 'Schoolmaster'.
The 1880 ones are addressed from Lower Piper, Tasmania.
Enclosed: 'In Memoriam Service: Our late Beloved Queen' Devonport Town Hall, 2 Feb. 1901. and ANZAC commemoration service, Pitt Street Congregational Church, Sydney, 22 April 1923.

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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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TAHO - 675 R. Westland Marston. Applications for Teaching Positions and associated Correspondence

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HE Mar2019




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