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Our early morning wash, when camping on Schouten Island

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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1875) Our early morning wash, when camping on Schouten Island. 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 (Unpublished)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 1875.

Sketch not numbered, taken 1875, by Catherine Mitchell.

Minnie (Mary Ann) Giblin, Mark S. Mitchell, Kate P.M. & Sarah E.E.M. Katey Smith (cousin of the Shaws) Harriet E. Mayson, & Emily A. Mayson, are some of those here. March 1875.

Mr William Lyne gave a party at Schouten island
Two boats for some days – then the wind got up and we could not come back. We went out walking till noon, & Mr Lyne said the wind had changed and we must hurry away – We got back after dark. The other boat had left us. Some said they were afraid their boat was not sea-worthy, but they took shelter in a bay and came on later. We had to go out from our tent to wash, that is Kate 9C P Mitchell) S E E Mitchell Mary Ann (Minnie) Giblin Misses Emily and Harriet Mayson and(Miss Kate Smith (a cousin of the Shaws)

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, Sarah E.E. Mitchell, Catherine Mitchell, Tasmania, Australia, social history, 19th Century, Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, dogs, beach, tents, surf, camping, boating, Schouten Island, 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 in the late 19th century. Copyright subsists in this item.

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

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: 28 Sep 2017 06:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 06:09
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