Margaret Jennings with hair in sausage rolls

Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine 1872 , Margaret Jennings with hair in sausage rolls , 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 22 - Taken 12.4.1872 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Hop feast at Lisdillon in front of the house were tables made of long boards on tressels, & forms brought from the School House and other made. Some men asked to sing & one called Shaw sang “Oh! But my love he was killed in the wa-ar” – Others joined the chorus – Mark S.M. & Frederick Shaw talk by the table behind – Margaret Jennings with hair in sausage rolls & was called “Moggie” was the first to be married in Swansea, Church of England that is on the hill now 1922 & was Mrs Regan. They went to Sydney, N.S.Wales, he died but she lives now, ie 1922. She was very fat & threw her arms round me before the cab man who brought me a long round when he was close by, and kissed me & said “My mother’s dear old friend!- Mrs Jennings of Rocky Hills, Penal Station was her mother. Miss Clara Luttrall, Nellie M Mitchell & self were returning from Norfolk Is. 1910. Mrs Allen had Lisdillon State School, & Mary Allen taught years & years ago.

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, The Royal Society of Tasmania, hop feast, Lisdillon State School, singing, song, Mark S Mitchell, Frederick Shaw, Margaret Jennings, marriage, Swansea, Church of England, Sydney, New South Wales, Rocky Hills, penal station, Miss Clara Luttrall, Nellie Mitchell, Norfolk Island, travel, Mary Allen, Mrs Allen
Publisher: University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania
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This is an unpublished literary work created between 1860 and 1875. Copyright subsists in this item.

Collections: Royal Society Collection > Mitchell Collection > Sketchbook Collection
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