Journal of Walter Robson's voyage to Australia , October 1867 to March 1870

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Walter Robson (1842-1929) was a British Quaker who acted as secretary-companion to his
cousin, Joseph James Neave (1835-1913), when the latter made a lengthy journey to
Australia in the years 1867 to 1871.
Neave had been dispatched by the London Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of
Friends (Quakers) to report on the condition of the fledgling Quaker community in
Australasia, and to attempt to reconcile differences among members of the Sydney Quaker
Meeting. Typed from the original in the possession of Mary Evelyn Robson Rees by Michael Harry Ford-Smith, Teddington, Middlesex, April 1963

Item Type: Other
Authors/Creators:Robson, Walter
Keywords: Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, religious history, social history, Australia, Journal, yearly meeting
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Additional Information:

Pages 200-274 are missing from this document. - For an overview of the work of Neave and Robson in Australia, see: William Nicolle Oats, A
Question of Survival: Quakers in Australia in the Nineteenth Century (St Lucia: University of
Queensland Press, 1985), pp. 272-275.
The following transcript was made in 1963
from the original journals, in two volumes, which
were then in the possession of a descendant of Walter Robson. A microfilm copy of the
manuscript is held in the Friends' House Library in London (MIC 206), along with a copy of
the transcript (L 092.3 ROB).
Robson's journal complements the journal simultaneously written by Joseph James Neave.
Neave's journal is preserved in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, in the records of the Society of
Friends in New South Wales (MLMSS 3842, box 17).

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