Norfolk Island Journal 1855-1856

Stewart, Thomas Samuel , Norfolk Island Journal 1855-1856 , University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia.

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A daily journal kept by Mr. T.S. Stewart the officer left in charge of Norfolk Island after the convict station was transferred and before the arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders, entitled "No. 1 Norfolk Island Journal from 7 May 1855-31 January 1856". The journal records the daily life of the caretakers from the departure of Mr. Gaynor and part of the guard by the 'Franklin' and the constables, Mr. and Mrs. Walker and family and others by the 'Southern Cross'. Stewart records the poor state of stores, buildings, furniture and fences left, the daily employment of the remaining men, his problems over discipline and his relationship with the constables etc., especially sub-constable Daniel Farrell; killing sheep , the difficulty of keeping gardens and crops in a good state for the Pitcairners, the Sunday divine service and attendance at it, the passing of ships, weather, fishing for salmon, etc.
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Item Type: Other
Authors/Creators:Stewart, Thomas Samuel
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Tasmania, social history, Australia, Norfolk Island, T.S. Stewart
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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