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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1866) Governor's daughter milks a cow. 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 (Unpublished)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 1866.

Sketch, not numbered, taken 1866, by Catherine Mitchell, with subsequent notes made in 1928 by Sarah Mitchell.

When Sir Thomas Gore Browne, Lady Gore Browne Miss Mabylle Gore Browne, & Mr Chister “Adecomp”: stayed at Lisdillon going and returning from Swansea - Miss Gore Browne wished to try to milk a cow, so Kate and Amy M.J. Mitchell got up at 6.00 a.m. & took her up the farm yard to the cow house to try. The boy enjoys the joke. They took Kate P.M. on “Brownie” back to Government House for two weeks (?) I often dreamed dreams that came true they laughed at me & asked what was your dream. I said that the Governor was here & my partner at Croquet & that I croqueted a ball right down the ground, & they all were surprised – Well Father said that is not likely, if they come, that they will stay long enough to play croquet. – Nothing more was thought, till it came true (when such a weird feeling came over me, & everyone was just as I had seen them in my dream!! I told them of it and the Governor spoke of it to Kate when at Government House. He also told her he would have given me his nice horse, when leaving, but a relation Mr Youle wanted it. 2.4.1928

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: The Royal Society of Tasmania, Tasmania, Social History, East Coast Tasmania, Lisdillon, Thomas Gore Browne, croquet, entertainment, recreation, prophecy, Governor, Mabylle Gore Browne, Sarah E.E. Mitchell, dairy, cow, milking.
Publisher: University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania
Copyright Information:

This is an unpublished literary work created in the late 19th century. Copyright subsists in this item.

Collections: Royal Society Collection > Mitchell Collection > Sketchbook Collection
Royal Society Collection
Additional Information:

The University of Tasmania Library is communicating this material under Section 52 of the Copyright Act 1968. This section of the Act gives Libraries, under very specific circumstances, the ability to make public such material as this. Because the University does not own copyright, permission cannot be provided for re-use of this material. Re-use of this material may infringe copyright. Please seek copyright advice and proceed at your own risk.

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement: “Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania and The Plomley Foundation”. Please be advised that using this acknowledgement is not an endorsement, authorisation or recommendation by the University of Tasmania. From The Royal Society of Tasmania Collection RS 32/4

Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 06:54
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 06:54
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