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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1869) Caught by a tidal wave at Old Man Creek. University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Sketch from the scrapbook of Sarah E.E. Mitchell of Lisdillon on the East Coast of Tasmania 1874.

Sketch 99 - Taken about 1869 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Miss Foselbrooke (State School Teacher of Lisdillon) Miss Fanny Johnston (our governess) and Kate P. Mitchell out on the rocks at Old Man Creek at Mayfield, with Christmas Island, South. The waves came in all at once, & caught them. Father said, “Kate you should have known better” – Afterwards we found it was a tidal wave from America, reached Tasmania.

The sketches by Catherine Penwarne (Kate), eldest daughter of John and Catherine Mitchell (of Cornwall, England, who settled at Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania in 1852) were made between 1860 and 1876, and portray aspects of 19th Century social and domestic life. Catherine’s sketches were compiled by her sister Sarah. E.E.Mitchell. Derived from her own collection, from those of friends and relations, and from John Ball, Kate's husband, they were compiled sometime between 1928 and 1933. The sketches are mounted in an album, together with: locks of Kate's hair on red silk; a pressed fern arrangement; a coloured photograph of John and Catherine Ball; and coloured views of Buckland Churchyard in 1850, showing the grave of Paul Thomas Mitchell, aged 3 days, and in 1879 showing the grave of Catherine Penwarne Ball. The scrapbook was bequeathed to The Royal Society of Tasmania in 1946.
RS 32/4

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Sarah E.E. Mitchell, Catherine Mitchell, Tasmania, Australia, social history, 19th Century, Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania, The Royal Society of Tasmania, education, school, teacher, governess, Miss Foselbrooke, Miss F Johnston, Old Man Creek, Mayfield, Christmas Island, father, tidal wave, America
Publisher: University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania
Copyright Information:

This is an unpublished literary work created between 1860 and 1875. Copyright subsists in this item.

Collections: Royal Society Collection > Mitchell Collection > Sketchbook Collection
Royal Society Collection
Additional Information:

The University of Tasmania Library is communicating this material under Section 52 of the Copyright Act 1968. This section of the Act gives Libraries, under very specific circumstances, the ability to make public such material as this. Because the University does not own copyright, permission cannot be provided for re-use of this material. Re-use of this material may infringe copyright. Please seek copyright advice and proceed at your own risk.

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement: “Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania and The Plomley Foundation”. Please be advised that using this acknowledgement is not an endorsement, authorisation or recommendation by the University of Tasmania. From The Royal Society of Tasmania Collection RS 32/4

Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 03:57
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 03:57
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