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Biographical memoir of John Montagu with a sketch of some of the public affairs connected with the colony of the Cape of Good Hope, during his administration as Colonial Secretary from 1843 to 1853

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Newman, WA (1855) Biographical memoir of John Montagu with a sketch of some of the public affairs connected with the colony of the Cape of Good Hope, during his administration as Colonial Secretary from 1843 to 1853. Harrison & A.S. Robertson, London & Cape Town.

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Abstract

Selected chapters from the "Biographical memoir of John Montagu" regarding his early life, his arrival in Van Diemen's Land and his successive appointments there. The suspension of Mr. Montagu from the Office of Colonial Secretary, his last illness and death, funeral and testimony of Sir George Arthur. His public character and capabilities for public service. John Montagu (1797–1853), Colonial Secretary of Van Diemen's Land from 1834 to 1842, was a competent and assiduous colonial administrator who took a particular interest in the improvement of convict discipline. With a vast experience in colonial affairs, Montagu established himself as the architect of the continuation of transportation to Van Diemen's Land after 1839, and, buoyed by his intimacy with the Colonial Office, acquired an 'influence and authority in the administration … far exceeding that which properly belonged to his office'. In 1841, a case of misadventure finally divided the colonial government in Van Diemen's Land, and Montagu was dismissed from office. His legacy was significant, and his reports show that he was culpable for the penal crisis that gripped Van Diemen's Land after 1841. From The Companion to Tasmania History- www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Montagu, John, 1797-1853. Colonial administrators -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- Biography. Great Britain -- Colonies -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- Administration. Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- History -- 1795-1872. Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Politics and government -- 1795-1872. Colonial Secretary, Tasmania, Van Diemen's Land
Publisher: Harrison & A.S. Robertson
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Includes references to Montagu's time as Colonial Secretary in Tasmania.
From the University of Tasmania, Special & Rare Collection - Morris Miller-Royal Society Rare-Book DT 2044 .M66 1855

Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 03:19
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 04:53
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