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Journal of William Pike, England and Van Diemen's Land, 14 Aug 1822 - 12 July 1823

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Pike, William Journal of William Pike, England and Van Diemen's Land, 14 Aug 1822 - 12 July 1823. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Journal of William Pike, 14 Aug 1822 - 12 July 1823 beginning in England with preparations for departure for Van Diemen's Land including descriptions of Hythe, Dover and Deal. On the 30th October 1822 Pike boarded the ship 'Thalia', under the command of Captain Munk, at Gravesend, with his wife Nancy and five children and were seen off by his brother John. He describes the voyage and mentions fellow passengers including Mr. and Mrs. Graham and Mr. Cruze. In Hobart he lodged at Mr. Rayner's in Bridge Street and visited Mr. Rayner's mill. Other people mentioned include, Mr. Mather, Mr. Hopkins, T. Gregson, Rev. Orton, Capt. Orton, Mr. Bromley and Mr. Evans the Surveyor at New Town. He records his attempts to choose land and his journey with Mr. Leake to Jericho where he settled. At the back of the diary are pencil sketches of Porto Santo, Palma and the Peak of Tenerife. Spare pages at the back have been used for a modern inventory of household goods, furniture and ornaments, including pictures and photographs. Items include a gas stove, gas heater, gasoliers and gas light brackets. RS38/5-5B

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Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Tasmania, social history, Australia, William Pike, Nancy Pike, England, Hythe, Dover, Deal, ship, 'Thalia', Captain Munk, Gravesend, John Pike, voyage, Graham, Cruze, Rayner, mill, Mather, Hopkins, T. Gregson, Rev. Orton, Capt. Orton, Bromley, Evans, Surveyor, New Town, Leake, Jericho, land, sketches, Porto Santo, Palma, Peak of Tenerife, inventory, furniture, ornaments, pictures, photographs, gas stove, gas heater, gasoliers, gas light brackets
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement.
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 00:55
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 00:55
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10409
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