Obituary of Francis Cotton

Cotton, Edward Octavius 1883 , Obituary of Francis Cotton , University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection.

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The amended obituary of Francis Cotton, possibly composed by EO Cotton, and printed sometime after Francis' death in 1883 (ND on article). The obituary describes the Cotton family's immigration to Van Diemen's Land and the difficulties they encountered in the colony, including a house fire and attacks by Aborigines in Kelvedon. The article includes details on the life of GF Story, who lived with the Cottons and looked after the family's health. It describes Story's part in the frontier conflict around Kelvedon, including his work in treating men wounded by Aboriginal attacks. From Robey and Mather Collection R7/106.
NOTE: article printed in: (1883, April 23). The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9014831 is the updated obituary of Francis Cotton.

Item Type: Other
Authors/Creators:Cotton, Edward Octavius
Keywords: Francis Cotton, obituary, Dr GF Story, George Fordyce Story, Swanport, Kelvedon, Ackworth, the Draper's Company, Anna Maria Tilney, Society of Friends, Van Diemen's Land, immigration to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmanian midlands, Hutchins School, Waterloo Point, Swansea, Salt Water Lagoon, Aborigines, attacks by Aborigines, conflict, kangaroo dogs, wool, sheep farming, Rocky Hills, Tas, Tasmania, Tasmanian Society of Friends, colonial industry
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Quaker Collection
Dr GF Story Collection
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