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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1873) Counsellor’s spite causes postman to pass Lisdillon. 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 (Unpublished)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 21 - Taken June 1873 - by Catherine Mitchell.
From memory, Little Swanport’s first bridge just built I think the man was Mr Peter Mitchelmore, the owner of Muirlands estate there then. Paddy Hart was the first to build the house on the South Side of the River and had it as a public house in olden days. Mr John Radford married Mr Buxton’s eldest daughter, from Mayfield. I think next had the estate & kept a Public House. It was a Post Office about 1865 & owing to Councellor’s petty spite the postman had to pass Lisdillon & not leave or take post for father, & twice a week for a short time it had to be sent 4 ½ miles to L.S.Port, & if the river was flooded, they could not get it – Kate & I went once a week or two of some on us & the boys ride for it the other time. It was when Miss Stoney was our governess.
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, Little Swanport bridge, Mr Peter Michelmore, Muirlands, Paddy Hart, Mr John Radford, marriage, Mr Buxton, Mayfield, public house, pub, post office, counsellor, postman, post, Counsellor, father
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: 19 Sep 2016 00:50
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:31
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