Open Access Repository

Camping on Schouten Island

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1863) Camping on Schouten Island. University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

[img] Image
85-i.jpg | Request a copy
Full text restricted
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

[img] PDF (sketch and notes)
85-combined.pdf | Request a copy
Full text restricted
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

[img] PDF (transcript)
transcript 85.pdf | Request a copy
Full text restricted
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

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

Sketch 85 - Taken March 1875 - by Catherine Mitchell.
When Mr William John Lyne was leaving his Counsel Clerk work at Swansea, he asked us to camp on Schouten Island, as a farewell Mrs W J Lyne would not go. Mother said if two boats went if there was help needed there would be help. Mr Glover had the best boat but left us both ways because Mr Lyne put the “grog” box in our boat. Kate P.M, Minnie Giblin, Katey Smith (cousin of the Shaws), S.E.E.M, Emily, & Harriet Mayson. Mr W.J. Lyne, Mr Albert Lyne, Mr Bennet, (who married Mr A Lynes sister), Mark S.M., Mr Robert Watson, Glover and his two boys. They cooked for us, so we just went everywhere we liked. We were kept a day & a half till the wind was favourable, then hurried off & arrived after dark at Swansea. Mr Edgar Luttrell rented Schouten Island then with his wife, Sarah & another William & Herbert Luttrell. These boys showed us over to Crockets well or bason over East. We ran out of flour & they gave us some. These girls dried flowers & sent them to our mother, who used to write to them.

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, camp, Schouten Island, Mr William John Lyne, Counsel Clerk, Swansea, Mr Glover, grog, boats, Minnie Giblin, Katey Smith, Emily Mayson, Harriet Mayson, Albert Lyne, Mr Bennet, Mark S Mitchell, Robert Watson, Mr Edgar Luttrell, Sarah Luttrell, William Luttrell, Herbert Luttrell
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: 04 Jul 2016 23:41
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:30
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP