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Diaries of Jane, Lady Franklin, Van Diemen's Land 1838 and Victoria, Australia 1843-1844

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Franklin, Jane Diaries of Jane, Lady Franklin, Van Diemen's Land 1838 and Victoria, Australia 1843-1844. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Four excerpts from the diaries of Jane, Lady Franklin outlining visits with Sir John Franklin in January 1838 to Port Arthur (with mention of Commandant O'Hara Booth and the convict railway), and Spring Bay on the East Coast followed by Launceston where she comments on the grades of guests invited to evening parties, Mr. Dowling the bookseller, Ronald Gunn and Mr. Brown's church. The Flinders Island settlement with notes on the numbers of aborigines receiving rations is also mentioned. The second excerpt documents a visit to Port Davey in 1838 intended as an excursion to Macquarie Harbour which the party did not reach, with descriptions mainly of Recherche Bay. The third excerpt documents the Franklin's departure from Hobart in 1843, and the final one describes an excursion from Melbourne prior to their departure from Australia in early 1844. There is mention of a camp of aborigines, crossing the Mannaloid Hills, a visit to Mr. John Hebburn and comments on the colony. These notes were written on the backs of old letters and annotated by W.F. Rawnsley. Royal Society Collection RS 16/2 (1-4)

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Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Tasmania, social history, Australia, Jane Franklin, Lady Franklin, Sir John Franklin, Port Davey, Macquarie Harbour, Hobart, Melbourne, Port Arthur, Commandant O'Hara Booth, convict railway, Spring Bay, East Coast, Launceston, aborigines, rations, Flinders Island, Ronald Gunn, Recherche Bay, John Hebburn, W.F. Rawnsley
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement.
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2008 00:18
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:31
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/3396
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