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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1868) Picnic with the Lyne family at Lover’s Leap. 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 (Unpublished)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 130 - Taken 1868 - by Catherine Mitchell.
At Mayfield Lisdillon, East Coast Tas. Mr John Lyne, (of Apslawn, and after 1880, was Member of House of Assembly) and Father at a picnic at Lover’s Leap, Mayfield – Kate is carrying provisions to them. Mrs John Lyne and our mother are looking at the view, over the sea. Amy M.J.M sitting on a horse and letting it eat grass. The other horse has the bridle tied to the stirrups to let it eat, as we used to do.
Carmicheal Lyne, their youngest son, & the youngest brother of Sir William Lyne later – is talking to Amy. The Lynes gig & horse tied to a tree. That point has Sprents trigonometrical poles with a heap of stones round it. The point is divided in three. The middle gulch had the sheoak log that looked like a man caught & kelp would hang on like a foot. It seems like an earthquake that split it and place like it up & down the coast.

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, picnic, Amy M J Mitchell, Mr John Lyne, Apslawn, House of Assembly, Mr John Mitchell, father, Mrs John Lyne, mother, Lover’s Leap, Mayfield, horses, Carmicheal Lyne, gig, Sprent trigonometrical pole, Mr W J Lyne, Sir William Lyne
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
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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: 01 Aug 2016 22:25
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:30
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