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Reference to the index of the miscellaeous correspondence, accounts and annual reports of the Tasmanian Caledonian Society

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Tasmanian Caledonian Society, (2010) Reference to the index of the miscellaeous correspondence, accounts and annual reports of the Tasmanian Caledonian Society. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A Caledonian Society was formed in Hobart in December 1888 "to foster and create a taste for the literature, music and sports of Scotland -President His Excellency the Governor, Secretary James Longmore, Treasurer W. Ferguson jun. Musical Conductor Henan Buch. Subscriptions 10 s. 6 d. Life members £5. 5s" (Walch's Almanac 1889). The Governor in 1888 was Sir Robert George Crookshank Hamilton K.C.B., born in the Shetland Islands in 1836. The subscription remained the same until the 1911 entry in the Almanac when it was reduced to 5 s. and £3 . 3s. for life members. There was no further mention of the Caledonian Society in the Almanacs until 1916, when the entry appeared again, with the Governor, Sir R. Crawford Munro Ferguson, as patron, but this time the society had a "Chieftain", Dr G. Scott, instead of a president, as does the modern Tasmanian Caledonian Society. The TASMANIAN CALEDONIAN COUNCIL was formed in 1957 as a combined council consisting of officers of all Tasmanian Caledonian societies to promote friendliness amongst its own members and societies of a similar nature and to conduct highland games. Also includes Southern Tasmanian Highland dancing competitions and Australian Federation of Pipe Bands Association

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 T.5
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2011 00:32
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 00:56
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11078
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