Notes on the Journal of Captain Charles O'Hara Booth, sometime Commandant of Port Arthur.
Giblin, RW (1925) Notes on the Journal of Captain Charles O'Hara Booth, sometime Commandant of Port Arthur. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 152-166. ISSN 0080-4703
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A document of considerable importance has recently
been presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania under circumstances
which are not without a touch of romance. Perhaps
it would be more correct to say that a copy of part of
a very human document has been so made available for the
use of the Society. The original manuscript is the private
journal kept by Captain Charles O'Hara Booth, for some
years Commandant of the Penal Establishment at Port
Arthur, and afterwards Superintendent of the Queen's Orphan
School, male and female, at New Town.
Charles Booth was born on the 30th August, 1800, at
Basingstoke, Hampshire, where his parents occupied a house
of some importance in that neighbourhood.
was, of course, a private family record. There were parts
of it which were of a purely personal nature. But other
parts, those, for instance, dealing with the years spent as a Commandant at Port Arthur, surely might be of some historical
value for all in Tasmania who cared for such things.
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