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Manuscript notes on gold digging and gold licence issued 1858

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Strutt, William and Elliot, George (1858) Manuscript notes on gold digging and gold licence issued 1858. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Manuscript notes on gold digging, written around [c.1858] author unknown, may have been George Elliot. Includes on the front page a coloured drawing of 'The Diggings, designed and drawn by William Strutt, and published by D. Urquhart, Collins Street, Melbourne.
William Strutt (1825-1915) was born in Devon, England and studied art in Paris. He arrived in Melbourne on the HMS Culloden, in July 1850. Strutt published engravings in the first issue of the Illustrated Australian Magazine and designed, engraved or lithographed postage stamps, posters, maps, transparencies and seals and began to learn all he could about the history of the colony. His friend and patron John Pasco Fawkner encouraged him to record important colonial events. His works are represented in galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, Adelaide and Hobart. Among European collections, le Musée de Lucerne and the Peace Palace at The Hague hold important paintings. The Dixson and Mitchell libraries, Sydney, the National Library of Australia, State Library and the Parliamentary Library, Victoria, and the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, all hold extensive collections of his sketches, paintings or manuscript material.
Also Gold Licence issued to George Elliot on October 1858 by P.C.. Crespigny, Commissioner. To meet the expense of securing order and to restrain unauthorised mining on Crown land, a local Act of January 1852 imposed on all diggers a licence fee of 30 shillings per month, the penalty for mining without a licence being £6 for the first offence and afterwards imprisonment for terms up to six months
: Presented to The Royal Society of Tasmania by George Elliot.

RS 70/ 1& 2

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, gold
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
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Collections: Royal Society Collection
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Royal Society Deposit Collection RS 70/1 & 2

Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 02:22
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 02:22
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