Photograph of Charles Swanston

Swanston, Charles 1823 , Photograph of Charles Swanston , Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia.

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One of the most outstanding figures in the commercial life of Tasmania during
the 1830's and 1840's was Captain Charles Swanston, Member
of the Legislative Council and Managing Director of the Derwent Bank. Charles Swanston (1789-1850), arrived at Hobart Town in H.M.S. Success on 4 January 1829 with his wife Georgina, née Sherson, and family. He bought Fenton Forest, an estate on the River Styx, and Newtown Park at New Town. He also acquired land at Kingborough and some 4200 acres (1700 ha) in the County of Westmorland.( an area from Deloraine bridge to the Great lake and to the extreme Western bluff to the ford in the Mersey.) In November 1831 Swanston was appointed managing director of the Derwent Bank, which first opened for business in January 1828. In addition to the bank he conducted business as import and export agent, investment agent and wool broker. RS 3/1(2)

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Authors/Creators:Swanston, Charles
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land,
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
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