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John Maule Hudspeth's Journal of a voyage to Tasmania and arrival, 21st January 1822 - 25th March 1823


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Hudspeth, John Maule John Maule Hudspeth's Journal of a voyage to Tasmania and arrival, 21st January 1822 - 25th March 1823. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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The diary of John Maule Hudspeth, 1792-1837, who after medical training undertook work as a ship's surgeon, was with the Hudsons Bay Company in 1815, and in 1817 started practice in Bowsden. He married Mary Lowrey in 1819 and emigrated to van Diemen's land in 1822. He was appointed Assistant Colonial Surgeon but his major interest was his farming property 'Bowsden' at Jericho. The diary outlines the voyage of Dr. Hudspeth and his wife to Van Diemen's Land on the 'Minerva' and his arrival and settlement at 'Bowsden', Jericho. It includes an account of his choice of a place to settle with the help of Major Bell, his grant of 600 acres, planting potatoes and cabbages, his appointment as medical officer and deputy constable, erecting a hut, making bricks and clearing ground for his garden at 'Bowsden'. RS 2/2(8)

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Keywords: Van Diemen's Land, Australia, social history, sea voyage, England, John Maule Hudspeth, medical practitioner, Mary Lowrey, ships surgeon, Hudsons Bay Company, Bowsden, Jericho, Southern Midlands, farming, Assistant Colonial Surgeon, 'Minerva', ship, Major Bell, land grant, deputy constable, medical officer, hut, bricks, garden, potatoes, cabbages, Tasmanian Aborigines, weather, convict road gangs
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2008 05:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:30
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