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Picnic on Fisherman’s Island with Dr Rundel

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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1875) Picnic on Fisherman’s Island with Dr Rundel. University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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

Sketch 71 - Taken July 1875 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Dr Rundle, Kate P.M, Mark, S.E.E.M went round by sea & up Little Swanport River to Fisherman’s Island, after Tom Williams died & others had also, had it died. Dr & Mrs Rundle came out in the sailing ship “Niobe”, & brought Amy M.J. M., from Frank’s & Aunt Sarah’s house in London where he heard Amy cough & asked who it was, & said she must return to Tasmania at once, so she came with them & was only away eleven months. She went from Melbourne under the care of Sir Valentine Flemming & Lady Flemming. Frank WD Mitchell advertised in the “Lancet” for a doctor for Glamorgan, & of the many applicants took Dr Rundle. After he left again Frank choose Dr Lovett who married Carrie Nethercott, did up & bought Schouten House & died there at Swansea. I bought it from his widow because she asked me.

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
Keywords: Sarah E.E. Mitchell, Catherine Mitchell, Tasmania, Australia, social history, 19th Century, Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania, The Royal Society of Tasmania, Dr Rundle, Mrs Rundle, London, Amy MJ Mitchell, sickness, travel, Frank Mitchell, Aunt Sarah, Melbourne, Sir Valentine Flemming, Lady Flemming, sailing, Glamorgan, doctor, Dr Lovett, Carrie Nethercott, Schouten House, Swansea
Publisher: University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania
Copyright Information:

This is an unpublished literary work created between 1860 and 1875. Copyright subsists in this item.

Collections: Royal Society Collection > Mitchell Collection > Sketchbook Collection
Royal Society Collection
Additional Information:

This material may be requested from the Library for research and study purposes as provided for in the Copyright Act 1968. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania, The Mitchell Family and The Plomley Foundation. From The Royal Society of Tasmania Collection RS 32/4”

Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 03:48
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:30
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