Meeting Caleb at Christmas Island Landing

Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine 1872 , Meeting Caleb at Christmas Island Landing , University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia.

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Sketch from the scrapbook of Sarah E.E. Mitchell of Lisdillon on the East Coast of Tasmania 1874.

Sketch 58 - Taken November 1872 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Meeting Caleb at Christmas Island Landing - Kate P.M., & S.E.E.M, rode to Christmas Island landing place, at Mayfield to meet the Newfoundland pup, Hamilton Radcliffe got for Kate, and she called “Caleb”, after Sir Walter Scott’s faithful servant. She is talking to Captain Williams, of the “Kestrel” – Eliza Jane Jennings, rode down from Rocky Hills, as they generally did when the ships landed there. She married George Gray, as Fanny Jane Jennings, at Lisdillon – years later..

The sketches by Catherine Penwarne (Kate), eldest daughter of John and Catherine Mitchell (of Cornwall, England, who settled at Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania in 1852) were made between 1860 and 1876, and portray aspects of 19th Century social and domestic life. Catherine’s sketches were compiled by her sister Sarah. E.E.Mitchell. Derived from her own collection, from those of friends and relations, and from John Ball, Kate's husband, they were compiled sometime between 1928 and 1933. The sketches are mounted in an album, together with: locks of Kate's hair on red silk; a pressed fern arrangement; a coloured photograph of John and Catherine Ball; and coloured views of Buckland Churchyard in 1850, showing the grave of Paul Thomas Mitchell, aged 3 days, and in 1879 showing the grave of Catherine Penwarne Ball. The scrapbook was bequeathed to The Royal Society of Tasmania in 1946.
RS 32/4

Item Type: Other
Authors/Creators:Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine
Keywords: Sarah E.E. Mitchell, Catherine Mitchell, Tasmania, Australia, social history, 19th Century, Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, Christmas Island landing, Mayfield, Caleb, Hamilton Radcliffe, Captain Williams, Kestrel, Eliza Jane Jennings, Rocky Hills, George Gray, Fanny Jane Jennings, Lisdillon, riding, ships
Publisher: University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania
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