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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1876) Visit to the Parsonage, Bright Victoria. 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 (Unpublished)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 1876.

Sketch Visit to Bright
Taken September 1876
Parsonage Bright Victoria
Drawn by Catherine Penwarne Mitchell, where she met John Aubrey Ball and they were married at Buckland Church, Tasmania May 4th 1877. They lived here first & then Avoca, Victoria – She died at Lisdillon, Tasmania, March 2nd 1878
Kate (C.P. Mitchell) In 1876 went a visit to Bright Victoria to stay at the Oriental bank with Mr. and Mrs. Bristow. Mrs. Bristow was a Miss Stoney sister of our governess Miss Letitia Stoney. There she met Rev J A Ball, incumbent of Bright, Victoria. They married at Buckland Church Tasmania May 4th 1877 later they moved to Avoca Victoria for her health. She had an operation by for Hydatis by the best Drs in Melbourne. They said she would either rapidly get better or worse and sent her home to die at Lisdillon East Coast Tas. She died March 2nd 1878. He remained a widower for 7 years & then married a Doctors daughter Laura Macmahon & had 2 sons and 3 daughters. Rev Ball died 1933 survived by widow and family.

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, Bright, Avoca, Victoria, The Royal Society of Tasmania, parsonage
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: 02 Aug 2017 02:02
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:21
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