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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1872) Picnic at Mayfield Scrub Hop ground. University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

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

Sketch 109 - Taken 24 March 1872 - by Catherine Mitchell.
A picnic at the Scrub Hop ground when several visitors joined us from Swansea. Margaret & Emily Mayson, two Misses Frenche, Mr W.J. Lyne, boiling his namesake “The William” or tin billy. Miss Bessie Lyne, (afterwards Mrs Hamilton), dear Kate P.M., Miss Annie Halles, self (S.E.E.M) and our father, (i.e. John Mitchell) & Harriet E. Mayson, my friend of long years. I used to have Garry my horse with me & stay with the Rev J. Mayson, Mrs Mayson & their three daughters, at Green Banks, Swansea. When he retired, my father bought the place for me at £400 & I called in “Kennedia”. I gave up River View cottage at Lisdillon that father gave me & the rent Government paid £10 per annum.

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, picnic, Scrub hop ground, visitors, Margaret Mayson, Emily Mayson, Frenche, Mr W J Lyne, Miss Bessie Lyne, Miss Annie Halles, John Mitchell, father, Harriet E Mayson, horse, Garry, Rev J Mayson, Green Banks, Swansea, Kennedia, River View cottage, rent
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
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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 03:56
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