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Calder Papers: Copy of a letter by James Erskine Calder 'upon the existence of natives in unexplored parts of Tasmania in 1847'

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Calder, James Erskine (1847) Calder Papers: Copy of a letter by James Erskine Calder 'upon the existence of natives in unexplored parts of Tasmania in 1847'. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Copy and transcript of letter by J.E.C.Calder on the existence of natives in unexplored parts of Tasmania, written at Westbury, Tasmania and dated 13 Aug 1847. Having lately heard that it is the intention of the government to restore to freedom the
original inhabitants of this island, I take permission in the most respectful manner to
address you on the subject with a view of offering information of an interesting nature
of what I have observed to be passing in some of the remote districts which I conceive
may deeply concern the future well being of this people. In my numerous rambles through the unsettled western districts many circumstances
have led me to believe that there still exists at large at least one tribe of natives who have
never been in captivity.... J.E.Calder (1808-1882) arrived in V.D.L. in 1829 as assistant
surveyor and had a distinguished career as surveyor and
explorer, being appointed surveyor-general in 1859. He was
also a prolific writer, chiefly of articles on Tasmanian
topography and early history. He married Elizabeth Margaret
Pybus in 1838.
Royal Society RS 19/6

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, social history, natural history, Australia, Van Diemen's Land, Royal Society of Tasmania, aboriginals, natives
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 01:29
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:54
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