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Reference to index of Thomas Hodgkin - Visit to Australia 1909: account of the visit and photograph album


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Hodgkin, Thomas and Hodgkin, Violet Reference to index of Thomas Hodgkin - Visit to Australia 1909: account of the visit and photograph album. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Dr Thomas Hodgkin of Barmoor Castle, Beal, Northumberland, U.K, made a religious visit to members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand in 1909, accompanied by his wife, eldest daughter, Violet, and youngest son, George. Violet Hodgkin wrote an account of the visit, describing her impressions of colonial life (not always favourable), the meetings and social functions and detailed descriptions of the chief Friends' in each place. In Hobart, where they arrived on 9 March 1909, after brief calls at Perth and Melbourne, and stayed at Heathorn's Hotel, Violet described especially the Mathers, the Robeys and their daughters Linor and Margie, the Propstings whose shop "was not doing well", Edith Barnett, John Ridley Walker, Elder of the Meeting and his
aunt Mary Augusta Walker. Violet Hodgkin and her brother held special meetings, talks or Bible classes for the younger members in each place and in Sydney, Helbourne and Adelaide joined the Young Friends camps. In Hobart Violet describes several girls from Friends High School. Hobart, New Zealand and Adelaide were highlights of the visit. Violet Hodgkin does not say much about Sydney, where they spent 2 months, except for a visit to the AlIens in the Blue Mountains, and the visits Queensland and Melbourne were short and often difficult. Some photos of groups and people met are stuck in the diary account, but there is also a photograph album of people met, groups and scenery.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index, Hodgkin
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Other Special Collections
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University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit DX.10

Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 23:42
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 22:59
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