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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1875) Driving Mia Radcliffe & her mother to Red Banks. 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 (Unpublished)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 67 - Taken May 1875 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Mia (Anamaria) Radcliffe had been laid up & almost died at Lisdillon. Kate stayed in their room most of her time & injured her own life. I was away in Hobart & came back before she left, that is Mia Radcliffe & her mother whom Mark drove to Red Banks, Swansea. Afterward they were able to return to Hope Cottage, New Town where she died about a year after. Kate, myself (SEEM)& Mr Harold Wright, from the Grove, Glenorchy rode part way with them going to Mr& Mrs EC Shaw’s. Mr Wright came from Adelaide & made Hop grounds at Glenorchy. He hired a horse from Hobart that is Mr Harold Wright, for a trip up the East Coast. It caught its foot in a culvert near Triabunna, & he had to lead it most of the way back – He killed some ants with us, so Kate sketched him leading his horse away, a tribe of great ants with their antennas up after him.

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 Mark S Mitchell, Mia Radcliffe, Harold Wright, sickness, riding, hops, New Town, Glenorchy, visitors, riding, trips, horses, games, Hops, Red Banks, Swansea, Hobart
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 03:49
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:30
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