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Reference to index of diaries, memoranda booklets and miscellaneous family papers of Alexander Cheyne

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Cheyne, Alexander (2010) Reference to index of diaries, memoranda booklets and miscellaneous family papers of Alexander Cheyne. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Alexander Cheyne (1785-1858), son of John Cheyne of Leith, Scotland, was a captain in the Royal Engineers. In 18)4, after retiring from the army he emigrated to Australia and settled first in Western Australia but arrived in Hobart in December 1835 and became Director General of Roads and Bridges and in 1838 Director of Public Works. He was dismissed in 1848 partly owing to the personal animosity of the colonial secretary John Montague. He contracted to supply water to Launceston but suffered from long delays in payment of bills by the Government. He then became supervisor of Launceston's. swamp draining but was injured and permanently lamed in a coach accident. In 1847 he was appointed director of Hobart Water Works but was dismissed in 1848•. In :1852 he became • assistant superintendent: of road works. . He was a Presbyterian, superintendent of the Sunday School and a friend of Rev. John Lillie and Dr. Adam Turnbull. - Private Deposit C.3

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,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit C.3
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 06:11
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2013 05:31
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10887
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