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May, William (1874) William May (1816-1903) Tasmania. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

William May emigrated with his family to South Australia in 1839 and later visited Kelvedon where he met Mary Cotton who was to become his wife. In 1874 they moved to Tasmania and established an orchard at Sandford. He served on the Friends' School committee and edited "Australian Friend". William Lewis the eldest son studied shells and also painted Tasmanian wildflowers and another son Alfred created beautiful paintings of birds.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, religious history, social history, Australia, Van Diemen's Land, VDL, William May, William Lewis May, Lewis(WL)May, Alfred May, Mary Cotton, Kelvedon, Forest Hill, Maydena, Sandford, Friends' School, Australian Friend, bird paintings, sea-shells, conchology, Tasmanian wildflowers, paintings, W. Clemes, E. Howie, F. Fryer, J.W. Dixon, Ruth Erskine, signature, autograph
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: 26 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:20
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1605
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