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Booth, Charles O'Hara (1842) Instructions for the use of the Code of Signals. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Capt. Charles O'Hara Booth (1800 - 1851) of the 21st Fusiliers
was commandant of the Convict Stations on Tasman's Peninsula
from 1833 until 1844 (Civil Commander of Port Arthur and Point
Puer only from 1844).

One of his main achievements was the establishment of a
semaphore signalling system throughout the peninsula and
also connected with Hobart. This provided a speedy means
of communication, especially useful for notifying constable's
posts of escapes of prisoners. For this purpose he drew up
a code of signals.

Document includes diagram of semaphores, list of signal stations

and their
numbers, including Battery Point, Mount Nelson, Eaglehawk Neck,
Norfolk Bay, Wedge Bay, Settlement Staff, etc.; Instructions for use, some words and corresponding code numbers.
RS. 31/19

Item Type: Other
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
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Other Special Collections
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Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 23:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:01
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