Guide to the Collections of the Royal Commonwealth Society (as filmed by the AJCP)

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M1690-M1697, M1698-M1703

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Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Creator
Royal Commonwealth Society
Title
Collections of Royal Commonwealth Society (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
26 June 1810 - 1981
Collection Number
M1690-M1697, M1698-M1703
Extent
383 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Records 1929-1938 of Margaret Best of Public Schools Empire Tours.

Manuscript 1870 'Colonies in their Commercial Relation to the Mother Country' by Charles W. Eddy.

Notes 1847-1848 of Henry Grey, 3rd Earl Grey, on transportation of convicts to the colonies and Australian bishops.

Letters 1912-1917 of E.J. Harding, Secretary of Royal Commission on Natural Resources, Trade and Legislation of Dominions, to his family. They describe visits of the Royal Commission to Australia and New Zealand and refer to meetings with politicians and visits to galleries, libraries, and the site of Canberra.

Albums of cuttings 1910-1914 of Thomas Sedgwick relating to Imperial migration.

Papers 1929-1944 of Sir Campbell Stuart. Subjects include amalgamation of cable and wireless companies and Imperial Communications Advisory Committee.

Scrapbooks 1882-1921 of Sir William Allardyce concerning his career in Colonial Service in Fiji and as Governor in Tasmania.

Papers 1822-1889 of Peter and George B. Murdoch referring to convict system in Van Diemen's Land, proposed railway extensions to Wagga, Orange and Tamworth, and Emu Plains Establishment.

Reports 1833-1835 of James Backhouse and George W. Walker of visits to penal settlements at Port Arthur and Norfolk Island, and Indigenous Australian settlement at Flinders Island.

Documents concerning voyages of convict transport Barrossa 1839, Margaret 1842 and Lord Petre 1843.

Letter-book 1846-1854 of Major General Henry Despard concerning service of 99th Regiment in Australia.

Minute-book 1855-1862 of General Association for the Australian Colonies.

Monumental inscriptions in New South Wales and Victoria 1913-1922.

Typescript 'John Gardiner Pioneer Overlander' by Leslie J. Wilmoth (1936).

Diary 1838-1851 of Samuel W. Viveash describing the voyage from Portsmouth to Swan River in 1838, farming and Viveash's medical practice at Yangedine, near York.

Copies of diaries 1840-1841 of Archdeacon John R. Wollaston referring to church affairs in Western Australia 1829-1841 and his voyage from London to Perth 1840-1841 on the Henry.

Typescript copies of letters 1838-1842 written by Mary Thomas to her brother George Harris describing: voyage to South Australia; Indigenous Australians; the execution of Indigenous Australian murderers; J. Hindmarsh; G. Gawler; and H. Fisher.

Papers 1921-1926 of Sir Matthew Nathan relating to his governorship of Queensland. They refer to Imperial Press Conference 1925, discussion between E.G. Theodore and H.V. Ashley on possible competition for design of Queensland University, visit by N.A.R. Pollock to Gulf country 1922, and cotton growing in Queensland.

Reports 1885 on Etheridge, Gladstone and Hodgkinson goldfields in Queensland.

Papers 1862-1884 of H. Ling Roth concerning North Queensland exploration, Queensland sugar industry and South Sea labour trade.

Papers 1823-1914 of Crichton Family mainly relating to farming in New South Wales.

Journal May-November 1818 of John Oxley's second expedition into the New South Wales interior.

Letters 1862-1919 of Thornhill Family written in New Zealand to Henrietta Thornhill in London. They refer to discovery of coal, Maori War, construction of railways, and recruitment in World War I.

Letters 1849 from Edward Gibbon Wakefield to George F. Young referring to government opposition to New Zealand Co. and opposition of Lord Grey to Colonial Reformers.

Log 1828-1829 of Alfred on whaling voyage from Sydney to Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands.

Report 1892 by Admiral Edward H.M. Davis on Gilbert and Ellice Islands.

Council minutes 1868-1929. Subjects include: annexation of Fiji and New Guinea; French aggression in Pacific; Pacific steamship service; Australian expedition to Antarctic; purchase of Australian drawings of William Westall; Australian Federation; work of Lorimer Fison on Australian ethnology; double taxation; conference on emigration; tours of Sir Rider Haggard 1916 and J.R. Boose 1922.

Letter-books 1868-1888. Subjects include: pearl fisheries in northwest Australia; Australian wine; annexation of Fiji; New Guinea deputation; French activities in Pacific; German annexation of New Guinea; Australian Antarctic Expedition; and Australian Federation.

New Guinea papers 1875-1885 including minute-book of Gambia and New Guinea Deputation Committee (1883).

Emigration papers 1910-1935 including correspondence, letter-book, committee minute-book and reports.

Papers 1915-1916 on Post-War Settlement Mission of Sir Rider Haggard. They include letters of Rider Haggard and A.R. Corbett describing their visits to Australian and New Zealand.

Papers 1914-1922 of Travelling Commissioner James R. Boose relating to his Australian and New Zealand tours.

Minor correspondence 1883-1893.

Autograph collection 1876-1915.

Library talks 1958-1965.

Walter Frewen Lord Prize essays, including essays by R.E. Latham, J.W. Davidson, W.D. Borrie and A.G. Serle.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1982 (AJCP Reels: M1690-M1697, M1698-M1703). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Papers were formally held by the Royal Commonwealth Society, London. The archives moved to the University of Cambridge with the rest of the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in 1993.

Existence and Location of Originals

Royal Commonwealth Society Library, University of Cambridge Library, West Road, Cambridge, England.

For further information, see Royal Commonwealth Society Collections [http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/royal-commonwealth-society]

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn8051969] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

The papers of Edward J. Dunn (M1689), Wilfred Powell (M1688) and Hugh Childers (M1687) have been listed and filmed separately.

Finding-Aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Advisory Notice

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this Finding Aid contains material and descriptive information which may be considered culturally sensitive and may cause distress, including names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. This Finding Aid contains terms that reflect authors' views or those of the historical period, but which may not be considered appropriate today. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 395, p.151-152. [http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-397322928]

Biographical / Historical

The Colonial Society was founded at a public meeting in London on 26 June 1868 with the aim of occupying 'as regards the colonies the position filled by the Royal Society with regard to science'. In 1870 it assumed the title Royal Colonial Institute. The name was changed to Royal Empire Society in 1928 and Royal Commonwealth Society in 1958.

The Society, which since 1885 has been based in Northumberland Avenue, has had a number of functions: to serve as a central meeting place in London and in Commonwealth countries, to maintain a major library, to hold meetings on matters of Commonwealth interest, to publish a journal and other publications, to encourage the study of the history, geography, literature, arts and economics of Commonwealth countries, to promote the expansion of the Empire (formerly) and the trade and industry of the Commonwealth, and to provide an informal service on the Commonwealth.

Australian expatriates such as Sir Charles Nicholson, F. Labilliere, Sir James Youl and Sir Frederick Dutton were active in the foundation and early years of the Institute. The first overseas branch was established at Christchurch in 1913 and by 1922 there were branches in most of the Australian States. The Institute was an impotant pressure group working for the annexation of eastern New Guinea in 1875-1885 and in the period 1910-1930 it took a keen interest in imperial migration and land settlement.

Source: T.R. Reese. History of the Royal Commonwealth Society, 1868-1968. (London, Oxford University Press. 1968).

Item Descriptions

Fonds. Best, Margaret M, 1929 - 1938

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1690.

Subjects

Australia; Best, Margaret; New Zealand; Public Schools Empire Tours.

Series. Public Schools Empire Tours Record, 1927 - 1939

Includes: New Zealand 1929-1930; Australia 1929-1930; New Zealand 1933; Australia 1936; New Zealand 1938. Additional material was filmed relating to South Africa, East Africa, Canada, the West Indies, the East Indies, British Guinea, and India.

Fonds. Eddy, Charles W, 1870

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1690.

Series. Manuscript entitled 'Colonies in their commercial relation to the Mother Country', (c. 70p.), 1870

Fonds. Grey, Henry, 3rd Earl, 1847 - 1849

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1690.

Subjects

Australia; Grey, Henry G., 3rd Earl.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Grey (1802-1894), 3rd Earl Grey (succeeded 1845) was Secretary at War in the ministry of Lord Melbourne (1835-1839) and Secretary of State for War and Colonies in the ministry of Lord John Russell (1846-1852).

Note on Australian bishops (1p.), c.1847 (File)

Notes on transportation of convicts to the colonies (10p.), 1847 - 1849 (File)

Fonds. Harding, Sir Edward J, February 1913 - June 1913

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1690.

Subjects

Australia; Grey, Henry G., 3rd Earl.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Edward John Harding (1880-1954) joined the staff of the Colonial Office in 1904 and was private secretary to the Secretary of State in 1912. In December 1912 he took over the job of secretary of the Royal Commission on the Natural Resources, Trade and Legislation of the Dominions and accompanied the commissioners on their overseas tours in 1913, 1914 and 1916. He was transferred to the Dominions Office in 1925 and was permanent under-secretary from 1930 to 1939.

Series. Letters of E.J. Harding, Secretary of Royal Commission on Natural Resources, Trade and Legislation of Dominions, to his parents and sister, January 1913 - April 1914

Selected pages pp. 31-213; The letters describe the visits of the Royal Commission to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Condobolin, Queanbeyan, Lockhart, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland, Rotorua, and Pago Pago.

They refer to hearings of the Commission, meetings with politicians, social activities, sport, galleries, libraries, the landscape, the site of Canberra, Sir Gerald Strickland, A.E. Solomon, J. McGowen, C.E.W. Bean, D. Campbell, Prof. H.B. Allen, W.F. Massey, Sir Joseph Ward and F.H.D. Bell.

Fonds. Royal Commonwealth Society Records, 18 April 1962 - 12 May 1962

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1690.

Subjects

Royal Commonwealth Society.

Series. Letters acknowledging receipt of copies of the R.C.S. Biography Catalogue, 18 April 1962 - 12 May 1962

Includes a letter from R.G. Menzies (18 April 1962) and a letter from K. Holyoake (12 May 1962).

Fonds. Sedgwick, Thomas E, 1910 - 1914

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1691.

Subjects

Australia; Australia: visits to; New Zealand; Sedgwick.

Series. Three albums of cuttings, letters and leaflets relating to Imperial migration, 1910 - 1914

There is correspondence with High Commissioners, Dominion Governments, Labour exchanges and emigration societies. Many of the papers refer to migration to and economic conditions in Australia and New Zealand and in particular 'the Sedgwick Boys', who were brought out to New Zealand by Sedgwick in 1911 and apprenticed to farmers.

Fonds. Stuart, Sir Campbell, February 1929 - 1944

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M1691-M1692.

Subjects

Australia; Imperial Communications Advisory Committee; New Zealand.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Campbell Stuart (1885-1972) was born in Montreal. Lord Northcliffe appointed him managing director of The Times (1920-1923) and he was to remain a director of the newspaper until 1960. He served on numerous imperial and Canadian organisations, including the Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, the Commonwealth Communications Council and the Canadian Historical Society.

Series 6. Cables between Dominions Office and Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Irish Governments, February 1929 - September 1929

Concerning amalgamation of cable and wireless companies.

Series 10. Minutes of Sub-committee on Australian negotiations of Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, May 1930 - July 1930

Series 30. File of correspondence, cables and other papers of Imperial Communications Advisory Committee concerning Australia, 1942 - 1944

The correspondents include J. Curtin, S.M. Bruce, D. McVey, V. Duffy, L.B. Fanning and Sir Edward Wilshaw and the subjects include the formation of a new communications company, negotiations on the reduction of cable rates between the United States and the Dominions, the 1942 Commonwealth Telegraph Conference, negotiations with Cable and Wireless, the visits of Sir Ernest Fisk to England in 1943, and meetings of the Commonwealth Communications Council.

Series 36. Correspondence concerning criticisms by Cable and Wireless of the reconstitution of the Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, February 1944 - April 1944

Especially the requirement that members should be resident in their respective countries rather than London.

Fonds. United Empire, 22 November 1909 - 22 February 1911

Letters, mostly welcoming appearance of journal United Empire. Filmed selectively. Items include: 13. Lord Northcote (3p.)22 Nov 1909; 21. A. Deakin (3p.) 22 Feb 1911.

Fonds. Allardyce, Sir William, 1874 - 1922

Scrapbooks concerning career in Colonial Service in Fiji 1878-1904 and as Colonial Governor, 1915-1928. Filmed selectively.

Allardyce, Sir William; Pacific labour trade.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1692.

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Lamond Allardyce (1861-1930) was appointed a clerk and translator in the colonial government in Fiji in 1879. He remained in Fiji for 25 years, serving as a magistrate and ultimately as colonial secretary. He subsequently held a number of vice-regal appointments: Falkland Islands (1904-1914), Bahamas (1915-1920), Tasmania (1920-1922) and Newfoundland (1922-1928).

Fiji, 1882-1884; 1895-1902; 1902-1903 (File 1-3)

Tasmania and additional material, 1914 - 1922 (File 6)

Tasmanian content (1921-1922) Additional material filmed, subjects include: World War 1, German Naval forces, Falkland islands, and cricket.(1914-1915)

Tasmania and additional material, 1920 - 1921 (File 9)

Additional material filmed, subjects include; Russia, South Shetlands whaling.

Articles in Argus on Pacific labour trade, 1874 (File 13)

Fonds. Murdoch Family Papers, 1822 - 1924

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia; Emu Plains, New South Wales; Murdoch, George B.; Murdoch, Peter; New Zealand; Orange, New South Wales; Railways: New South Wales.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Murdoch (1795-1871) was a lieutenant in the 35th Regiment (1812-17) and in 1821 accompanied his friend Sir Thomas Brisbane to New South Wales. He was superintendent of the agricultural establishment at Emu Plains. In 1827 he transferred all his property to Van Diemen's Land, where he was a police magistrate at Richmond and Oatlands. He and his family returned to Scotland in 1837. His son George Brown Murdoch (1836-1906) was a surveyor and civil engineer who undertook survey work in Russia and India. In 1871 he went to Australia and for many years surveyed railway lines in New South Wales and Queensland. He returned to Scotland in 1892.

Obituaries of Peter Murdoch and George B. Murdoch, 16 November 1871 - 1907 (File 1-9)

Obituaries of Peter Murdoch (Glasgow Herald, 16 November 1871) and George B. Murdoch (Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, 1906-1907.)

Income and expenditure account of Emu Plains Agricultural Establishment, December 1923 - December 1924 (File 10)

Copies of correspondence between Peter Murdoch, Sir Thomas Brisbane and Colonel G. Arthur, 1822 - 1825 (File 11)

Concerning Murdoch's financial loss due to unemployment in Van Diemen's Land in 1825, his recall to Sydney owing to an investigation into the Emu Plains Establishment, and his survey of his activities.

Journal of Commissioners for Survey and Valuation of Crown Lands in Van Diemen's Land, April 1826 - December 1826 (File 12)

Copy of letter written in Glasgow on convict system in Van Diemen's Land, 29 May 1830 (File 13)

Will of Peter Murdoch, Hobart, 30 January 1837 (File 14)

Notes made by Peter Murdoch, 1838 (File 15)

On male and female convicts for Molesworth Committee.

Two letters from George B. Murdoch to his father, 1860 - 1861 (File 26-45)

Concerning possibility of entering New Zealand Survey Department.

Plans, specifications, contracts and Acts of Parliament concerning George B. Murdoch's engineering works in Australia, 1873 - 1889 (File 48-58)

Including memorandum by J. Whitton on proposed railway extensions to Wagga, Orange and Tamworth, 5 May 1873, plan on Waratah Collieries and Estates, October 1877, contract for railway from Young to Cowra, 30 December 1884, sketch plan for proposed labour works at Lake Illawarra 1888, plan of Mt. Morgan goldmining and homestead leases, 1888, and specifications of railway for Wingello Coal Company, 29 April 1889.

Receipts for money for shares in Australian railway companies, 1889 (File 59-61)

Fonds. Australia, 1834 - 1835

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia.

Series. Australian Letters, 1834 - 1835

Volume containing 6 letters, probably written to Alexander Macleay, from J.T. Gellibrand J.O. Clunie, T.P. McQueen and Sir Richard Bourke, 1834-1835. They deal with land grants, natural history, convict administration, roads, and libellous papers attacking Gellibrand.

Fonds. Backhouse, James and Walker, George W., 1833 - 1835

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia; Australia: visits to; Backhouse, James, Rev.; Convicts: Norfolk Island; Flinders Island, Tasmania; Norfolk Island; Port Arthur, Tasmania.

Biographical / Historical

James Backhouse (1794-1869) and George Washington Walker (1800-1859) were Quaker missionaries who travelled through all the Australian colonies between 1832 and 1838, organising meetings of Quakers and investigating the living conditions of convicts and Australian Aborigines. Backhouse was the author of A narrative of a visit to the Australian colonies (1843).

Four reports of visits to penal settlements at Port Arthur and Norfolk Island and aboriginal settlement at Flinders Island, 1833 - 1835 (File)

Fonds. Bell, William, c.1873

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia.

Notes on Australian blue gum tree (8p.), c.1873 (File)

Fonds. Bonwick, James, 1895

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

James Bonwick (1817-1906) arrived in Hobart in 1841 and in the next thirty years worked as a schoolteacher in Tasmania and Victoria. He published several books on early Australian history, including The last of the Tasmanians (1870) and Port Phillip settlement (1884). From 1883 to 1902 he worked in London transcribing documents on the Australian colonies.

The writing of colonial history (14p.), 1895 (File)

Fonds. Browne

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia.

Two pencil and water-colour sketches of mining scenes in Australia (File)

Fonds. Convict Transportation Documents, 1839 - 1843

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Barrossa, convict ship; Convict ships; Emigrant voyages; Emigration and immigration; Lord Petre, convict ship; Margaret (ship).

Lists of convicts, lists of stores and other papers concerning voyages of convict transports Barrossa (1839), Margaret (1842) and Lord Petre (1843) (File)

Fonds. Despard, Henry, Major-General, 1846 - 1854

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Army officers; British Regiment: 99th; Despard, Henry, Maj. Gen.; New Zealand.

Biographical / Historical

Major-General Henry Despard (c. 1784-1859) joined the British Army in 1799 and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel by 1829. In 1842 he took command of the 99th Regiment in New South Wales and in 1845 he took command of all the British forces in the northern war in New Zealand. He was promoted to the rank of major general in 1854.

Letterbook, 1846 - 1854 (File)

Copies or summaries of letters written in N.S.W., Van Diemen's Land and Victoria concerning organisation of 99th Regiment, discipline and welfare. (142p.)

Fonds. Frome, Edward C

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Charles Frome (1802-1890) served in the Royal Engineers and in 1839 he was appointed surveyor-general of South Australia. He held the post for ten years and also undertook duties of the colonial engineer. He was a talented artist and his paintings are an important record of the early years of the colony.

Two pencil sketches of Government Houses in Sydney and Hobart (File)

Fonds. General Association For The Australian Colonies, 1855 - 1862

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1693.

Subjects

Australia; Federation: Australia; General Association for the Australian Colonies.

Minute book, 1855 - 1862 (File)

The Association was founded in March 1855 'to attend to all matters connected with those Colonies; to take steps for furthering such matters, and, more especially, to promote the passing of the several Constitution Bills; to obtain a revival of Postal Steam Communication; and to enter into correspondence, when necessary, with the different departments of Her Majesty's Government, with Members of Parliament, and others'.

Among the members were W.C. Wentworth, T. Learmouth, E. Stephens, A. Elder, F. Dutton, W. Westgarth, S. Donaldson, J. Macarthur, W. Rutledge and J. Youl.

The minutes, reports and copies of correspondence deal with emigration, naval defence, Australian federation, transportation, shipping, postal matters, coinage, and the introduction of salmon into Tasmania.

Fonds. Hotson, John, 1895

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1694.

Subjects

Australia.

Typescript of paper entitled 'Australian stock pastures and British consumers' (17p.), 1895 (File)

Fonds. Simpson, Donald H, 1961 - 1965

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1694.

Subjects

Royal Commonwealth Society.

Biographical / Historical

Donald H. Simpson (1920-2002) was the librarian of the Royal Commonwealth Society from 1956 to 1987.

Correspondence, photographs and typescripts on the portraiture of Tasman, 1961 - 1965 (File)

Fonds. Smith, James, 1872

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1694.

Subjects

Australia.

Manuscripts entitled 'On the land legislation of the Australian colonies' (10p.), 1872 (File)

Fonds. Townend, George P. and Smith, R. Sneyd: Monumental Inscriptions in Australia (4 Vols.), 1913 - 1922

The volumes, compiled in 1913-1922, give the full inscriptions on gravestones and also church tablets and windows and a few inscriptions on public buildings. There is a name index for each section.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1694.

Subjects

Australia.

Vol. I: N.S.W (File)

Ashfield (70p.) (Item)
Enfield (142p.) (Item)

Vol. II: N.S.W (File)

Newtown (15p.) (Item)
Vaucluse (75p.) (Item)
Narrandera (54p.) (Item)
Toganmaine (4p.) (Item)

Vol. III: N.S.W (File)

Randwick (135p.) (Item)
La Perouse (1p.) (Item)

Vol. IV: Victoria (File)

West Melbourne (111p.) (Item)
Burwood (22p.) (Item)
Heidelberg (R.C.) (18p.) (Item)
Heidelberg (44p.) (Item)
Warrigal (4p.) (Item)
Oakleigh (51p.) (Item)

Fonds. Westall, William, 26 June 1810

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1695.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

William Westall (1781-1850) was the landscape artist on HMS Investigator, commanded by Matthew Flinders, on its exploring voyage in 1801-1803. He was later commissioned by the Admiralty to paint nine pictures for Flinders's book, A voyage to Terra Australis (1814).

Letter from William Westall to J.W. Croker (Admiralty), 26 June 1810 (File)

Complaining of unwillingness of Admiralty to purchase third painting of Australia from him.

Fonds. Wilmoth, Leslie J, 1936

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1695.

Subjects

Gardiner, John; Royal Empire Society.

Biographical / Historical

Leslie James Wilmoth (1881-1963) grew up in Melbourne and then worked as a geologist in many countries. He had a strong interest in history, especially the early history of Victoria. In his later years he lived in London and he was an active member of the Royal Empire Society.

Typescript entitled 'John Gardiner pioneer and overlander' (292p.), 1936 (File)

Also some manuscripts, including copy of Mary Gardiner's account of voyage from Sydney to Pt. Phillip, March 1837.

Fonds. Macfaull, Charles, 19 May 1832

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1695.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Macfaull (1800-1846) arrived in the Swan River colony in 1830. He was the postmaster and established the first newspaper in Western Australia, the Fremantle Observer, Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal (1833).

Manuscript newspaper, Fremantle Observer, no. 3, edited by C. Macaull, 19 May 1832 (File)

Fonds. Viveash, Samuel W, 1838 - 1851

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1695.

Subjects

Australia; Australia: visits to; Emigrant voyages; Emigration and immigration; Farms and farming: Western Australia; Indigenous Australians: life and customs.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Waterman Viveash (1799-1880) and his wife Susan migrated to the Swan River in 1838, where he practised as a doctor.

Typescript copy of diary, 1838 - 1851 (File)

The bulk of the diary covers the years 1838-1842. It describes the voyage from Portsmouth to Swan River in 1838 and the farming and, to a lesser extent, medical activities of Viveash at Yangedine, near York. It refers to the purchase of sheep and horses, agriculture, kangaroo hunting and Indigenous Australiansaborigines, and also to Sir James Stiring, W. Brockman, S. Moore and R.G. Meares. (229p.)

Fonds. Wollaston, John R., Archdeacon, 1824 - 1954

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1695.

Subjects

Anglican Church: Australia; Australia; Emigrant voyages; Emigration and immigration; Henry (ship).

Biographical / Historical

John Ramsden Wollaston (1791-1856) was an Anglican curate in Cambridgeshire before emigrating to Western Australia in 1841. He was the minister at Picton, where he built a church at his own expense. In 1848 the governor transferred him to Albany and in 1849 Augustus Short, the bishop of Adelaide, made him archdeacon of Western Australia.

Typescript copies of diaries, 1824 - 1954 (File)

The first three papers were probably written by Canon A. Burton. Filmed selectively.

The Church in Western Australia, the first twelve years, (57p.), 1829 - 1841 (Item Vol. 1. i)
Thomas Hobbes Scott, first Archdeacon of N.S.W. (35p.), 1824 - 1829 (Item Vol. 1. ii)
Biographical sketch of John R. Wollaston (12p.) (Item Vol. 1. iii)
Journal of voyage in Henry from Gravesend to Swan River (155p.), 21 March 1840 - April 1841 (Item Vol. 1. iv)

Fonds. Burr, Thomas, 1844

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia; Explorers.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Burr (1813-1866), who had been a civil engineer in London, was appointed deputy surveyor-general of South Australia in 1839. He carried out a number of exploring expeditions in Yorke Peninsular, the Flinders Ranges, the Willochra Plain and the south-east of the colony. He was briefly superintendent of the Burra copper mine (1847-1848) and then went into private practice as a surveyor and land agent.

Classified list of minerals discovered in Province of South Australia to close of year. (6f.), 1844 (File)

Also includes manuscript entitled 'On the interior of South Australia' 14 December 1842 (15p.)

Fonds. Gouger, Robert, 1834 - 1952

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Gouger (1802-1846), an acquaintance of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, played an active role in the planning of the free colony of South Australia. In 1833 he formed the South Australian Association which lobbied for a charter and later for legislation to establish the colony. In 1835 he was appointed colonial secretary and he and his wife arrived in South Australia in November 1836. Public brawls with other officials led to his suspension and he left the colony in November 1837. He was reinstated and returned in 1839, but ill-health led to his resignation in 1844.

Papers, 1834-1844; 1852; 1908-1919; 1952 (File)

Printed and manuscript papers concerning the colonization of South Australia and Gouger's work as Colonial Secretary 1834-1844, an account printed in 1852 of the work of the Duke of Wellington for South Australia in 1834-1835, and correspondence concerning the Gouger Papers and the Old Gum Tree at Glenelg, 1908-1919, 1952.

Fonds. South Australia Company, 1879

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

The South Australian Company was formed in 1835 by a group of English merchants led by George Angas. When the colony was formed in 1836, the company purchased or leased about 235,000 acres of land and it commissioned two ships to bring officials, labourers and whalers to the new province. It established the bank of South Australia and provided much of the infrastructure in the early years. It was wound up in 1949.

Report on Company's farm lands (21p.), 1879 (File)

Fonds. South Australian Maps, 1838 - 1868

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia.

Seven manuscript maps of Adelaide, Pt. Adelaide, Yankalilla, Myponga and elsewhere, 1838 - 1868 (File)

Sketch of Encounter Bay by B.T. Finniss, 1838 (File)

Fonds. Thomas, Mary, 1838 - 1842

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia; Emigrant voyages; Fisher, H.; Gawler, George, Col.; Harris, George; Hindmarsh, Sir John; Indigenous Australians: life and customs; Indigenous Australians: South Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Thomas (1787-1875), the daughter of George and Mary Harris, married Robert Thomas in Southampton in 1818. In 1836 the family sailed to South Australia, where Robert was appointed government printer. From 1837 to 1842 he was the publisher of the colony's first newspaper, the South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register, with Mary as one of the anonymous contributors. Their son and grandson successively owned the South Australian Register from 1853 to 1910.

Typescript copies of letters, 1838 - 1842 (File)

The letters were mostly written to her brother George Harris and describe the voyage to South Australia, reasons for emigrating, landscape, climate, Indigenous Australians, her house, printing business, court cases, prices, the execution of Indigenous Australian murderers, and J. Hindmarsh, G. Gawler, H. Fisher. An edited version of the letters was published in 1915. (135p.)

Fonds. Nathan, Sir Matthew, 1921 - 1926

Papers relating to Governorship of Queensland. Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Ashley, H.V.; Australia; Cotton and cotton growing; Governors and Governors General: Queensland; Imperial Press Conference (1925); Nathan, Sir Matthew; Pollock, N.A.R.; Queensland.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Matthew Nathan (1862-1939) served with the Royal Engineers in Africa and India and became secretary of the Colonial Defence Committee in 1895. He was governor of the Gold Coast (1900-1904), Hong Kong (1904-1907) and Natal (1907-1909) and under-secretary at the Irish Office (1914-1916). He was governor of Queensland from 1920 to 1925.

Programs of War Memorial unveilings at Brisbane, Sandgate, Toowong, Warwick and Dalby, 1922 - 1924 (File 1)

Notes on Johnsonian Club, Brisbane, November 1921 (File 2)

Cuttings and list of delegates at Imperial Press Conference, 1925 (File 3)

Typescript on Queensland and unicameral system. (File 4)

Report of discussion between E.G. Theodore and H.V. Ashley (File 5)

On possible competition for design of Queensland University.

Typescript of talk entitled 'The peoples of Palestine' (File 6)

Papers on visit by N.A.R. Pollock to Gulf country (1922), cotton growing in Queensland (1925), old plans deposited in Survey Office, sale of Brunette Downs (1926), Report of North Queensland Cooperative Bacon Co Ltd. and Atherton Tableland Pig Pool, 1922 - 1926 (File 7)

Reports by W.H. Johnson, C. Vaughan and H.C. Armstrong on production of cotton in Australia (1921), 1921 (File 8)

Also includes cutting on North Australian Worsted and Woollen Mills, and obituary of J.R.H. Lewis of Brisbane Daily Telegraph.

Fonds. Queensland Government, 1885

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia; Etheridge, Queensland; Gladstone, Queensland; Gold and goldfields: Queensland; Hodgkinson, Queensland; Queensland.

Goldfield reports (61p.), 1885 (File)

Reports on Etheridge Goldfield by W. Samwell (49p.), Gladstone Goldfield by A. Macarthur (7p.) and Hodgkinson Goldfield by L.E.D. Towner (5p.).

Fonds. Roth, H. Ling. Papers, 1862 - 1884

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia; Pacific labour trade; Queensland; Roth, H. Ling.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Ling Roth (1855-1925), who had studied natural sciences and philosophy in Germany, was sent to Queensland in to investigate the sugar industry. His report was issued in 1880 and he subsequently wrote The sugar industry in Queensland (1883). He was secretary of the Mackay Planters Association in 1881-1884. He returned to England in 1884 and later wrote a number of books, including The Tasmanian Aborigines (1890) and The natives of Sarawak and British Borneo (1896).

Papers on North Queensland exploration, [c. 1862] (File 1)

Including report and chart of Lieut. G.P. Heath on Pioneer River (1862) and plans of Mackay district.

Volume containing cuttings on Queensland sugar industry, 1878-1884,, 1878 - 1884 (File 2)

Taken from Queenslander, Mackay Standard, Australasian, Maryborough Chronicle, Brisbane Observer, Queensland Punch and others.

There are also reveiws of Roth's book A report on sugar industry of Queensland (1880), reports on the South Seas labour trade, notes on the costs of different types of coloured labourers (1883) and a petition from sugar producers urging immigration of Indian coolies. (1884)

Fonds. Crichton Family Papers, 9 April 1838 - 1914

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia; Crichton Family; Farms and farming: New South Wales.

Letters from James Crichton, John Crichton, Robert Crichton and Dr Pat Hill in New South Wales to James Crichton and other members of the family in Scotland, 1841 - 1848 (File 1)

The letters refer to farming, shortage of labour, wages, prices, the purchase of a run near Albury, stock and bereavements. (letter nos. 28-44)

Typescripts of letters from James Crichton, John Crichton, Robert Crichton and Dr Pat Hill in New South Wales to James Crichton and other members of the family in Scotland (File 2)

Typescript copies of letters nos. 28-44.

Miscellaneous items, 9 April 1838 - 1914 (File 3)

Reference by David Inchin for James Crichton, about to emigrate to Australia, 9 April 1838 (Item e)
Letter from J. Barrow (Admiralty) to J. Crichton, 13 April 1840 (Item f)

Concerning Assistant Surgeon W. Chartres who emigrated to N.S.W..

Notice to Robert Crichton of his election as member of Melbourne Club, 1 November 1865 (Item h)
Three newspaper cuttings on Robert Crichton, 1911 - 1914 (Item i)
Photographs of Robert and Anne Crichton (Item j)
Photocopy of part of map of N.S.W, 1892 (Item p)

Fonds. Darling, Sir Ralph. Papers, 17 July 1825 - 17 March 1836

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Army officers; Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Ralph Darling (1772-1858) enlisted in the British Army in 1793 and rose to the rank of Major-General in 1813. He worked for several years at the Horse Guards and in 1814 became deputy Adjutant-General. He was Commander of the garrison at Mauritius from 1819 to 1823 and was military governor of the island in 1819-1820. He was governor of New South Wales from 1825 to 1831.

Manuscript copy of Governor's Instructions, 17 July 1825 (File)

Minute authorising establishment of public library, 10 October 1831 (File)

Order concerning meeting of Executive Council at Sydney, 17 March 1836 (File)

Fonds. Lang, John D, 30 January 1826

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Biographical / Historical

John Dunmore Lang (1799-1868), who was born in Greenock, Scotland, arrived in Sydney in 1823, the first Presbyterian minister in the colony. Apart from a few visits to Britain, he remained in New South Wales for the rest of his life and was a dominant figure in the religious, political and intellectual life of the colony. Scots Church was completed in 1826, although Lang had failed to receive any financial aid from the colonial government.

Manuscript copy of letter from J.D. Lang (Sydney) to A. Moodie, 30 January 1826 (File)

Concerning quarrel with Commissary-General Wemyss over building of Scots Church.

Fonds. Oxley, John, 30 May 1818 - 5 November 1818

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1696.

Subjects

Australia; Explorers; New South Wales: exploration; Oxley, John J.W.M..

Biographical / Historical

John Oxley (1784-1828) was surveyor-general of New South Wales from 1812 until his death. In his second exploring expedition, he followed the Macquarie River northwards from Bathurst until it was lost in marshes and then travelled east, discovering the Castlereagh River, Peel River, and Liverpool Plains, crossed the Great Dividing Range and reached the coast at Port Macquarie.

Journal of second expedition into interior of New South Wales (176p.), 30 May 1818 - 5 November 1818 (File)

Fonds. Read, Richard. Papers and drawings, 1820 - 1981

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Read (d. 1829) was sentenced to transportation and arrived in Sydney in 1813. He set up a drawing school in 1814 and in time his portraits and genre paintings attracted the patronage of the governor and wealthy settlers. He received an absolute pardon in 1825. His son Richard Read (c.1796-1862) came to New South Wales as a free settler in 1819. He described himself as a miniature and portrait painter, teacher, and restorer.

Copies of correspondence between C.E. Greening, R. Rienits, D. Simpson and Mitchell Library, 1962 - 1981 (File 1)

Concerning biographical data on artists Richard Read (b.c.1765) and Richard Read (c.1796-1862)

Drawings by Richard Read, 1820 - 1832 (File 2)

21 pencil and water colour sketches of birds, c.1820 (Item a)
Pencil drawing of fruit (Item b)
Pencil sketches of details of capitals and entablatures (Item c)
Pencil drawing of sketch from Iliad (Item d)
Pencil drawing of seated nude man (Item e)
Rough pencil drawing, possibly of Sydney Heads (Item f)
Unfinished portrait of man (Item g)
Water colour portrait of young man, 1832 (Item h)
Six coloured lithographs of Sydney (Item i)

Fonds. Ballarat Anti-Convict Petition, [c.1864]

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia.

Address from women of Ballarat to women of England, [c.1864] (File)

Against continued entry of convicts to Australia, signed by 1500 people.

Fonds. Brassey, Thomas, 1st Earl, 7 June 1898

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia; Australia: visits to.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Brassey (1836-1918), 1st Earl Brassey (created 1911), was a member of the House of Commons (1868-86) and an enthusiastic publicist for naval and maritime activities. He visited Australia on his yacht, the Sunbeam, in 1887. He was governor of Victoria from 1895 to 1900.

Address to London Chamber of Commerce entitled 'Trade and resources of Victoria' (7p.)., 7 June 1898 (File)

Fonds. Dyer, E. Jerome, 17 November 1896

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia; Royal Colonial Institute.

Paper read to Royal Colonial Institute entitled 'The colony of Victoria; some of its industries' (20p.), 17 November 1896 (File)

Fonds. Fawkner, John Pascoe, 2 May 1836

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia; Indigenous Australians: life and customs.

Biographical / Historical

John Pascoe Fawkner (1792-1869), the son of a convict, grew up in Van Diemen's Land. In 1835 he led an expedition from Launceston to Western Port and Port Phillip Bay. One of the founders of Melbourne, he acquired extensive properties, started the first newspaper and was ultimately a councillor and member of the Legislative Council of Victoria.

Letter from J.P. Fawkner (Pt. Phillip ) to A. Symen, 2 May 1836 (File)

Foundation of Pt. Phillip in 1835, purchase of land by J. Batman; description of landscape; suitability for grazing; Indigenous Australians; climate; crops.

Fonds. Hull, Hugh M, [c.1873]

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Hugh Munro Hull (1818-1882) accompanied his family to Van Diemen's Land in 1819 and became a clerk in the colonial secretary's office in 1841. He was clerk of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1864 to 1882. He was a prolific writer of newspaper articles, statistical summaries, calendars and guides to Tasmania.

The aborigines of Tasmania (5p.), [c.1873] (File)

Fonds. Woolley, C.A, 1866

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Alfred Woolley (1834-1922) worked in a photographic studio in Hobart from 1859 to 1872, mostly producing portraits. In 1866 he took portraits of five Aborigines at Oyster Cove, including Truganini and William Lanne.

Three prints of Tasmanian Indigenous Australians: Wapperty, William Lanney, Truganini, 1866 (File)

Fonds. Among The Maoris, 1898 - 1899

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand; New Zealand: visits to.

Journal of a visit to the tribal districts of New Zealand (18p.), 1898 - 1899 (File)

Together with 11 water-colours and 11 photographs.

Fonds. Hocken, Thomas M, 10 May 1890

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Morland Hocken (1836-1910) arrived in Dunedin in 1862 and soon established himself as one of the town's leading physicians. He immediately became interested in Maori and Pacific ethnology and New Zealand history and wrote many articles for newspapers and journals. In 1908 he donated his collection of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, paintings and photographs to the University of Otago. The Hocken Library was opened in 1910.

Letter from T.M. Hocken (Dunedin) to Stanley Edwards, 10 May 1890 (File)

Suggests Maori names for town of Gore.

Fonds. Maori Armour Documents, 16 July 1836 - 4 November 1837

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand.

Inventory of armour delivered from Tower of London for shipment to New Zealand, and receipt for armour and clothing with Patuone's mark, 16 July 1836 - 4 November 1837 (File)

Fonds. Moore-Jones, Horace M, 1915

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Biographical / Historical

Horace Millichamp Moore-Jones (1868-1922) arrived in New Zealand in 1885. He studied art and later exhibited with the Art Society of New South Wales and the Auckland Society of Arts. He went to London in 1912 and in 1914 enlisted in the British Section of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. He took part in the landing at Anzac Cove in April 1915 and subsequently made pencil and watercolour sketches of the landscape and plans of Allied and Turkish positions. After his return to New Zealand in 1916 his Gallipoli watercolours were exhibited in Auckland and other cities.

Two water-colours of Anzac Cove and Monash Gully, Anzac, 1915 (File)

Fonds. Moreton, Samuel, 1895

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Account of Mitre Peak, Milford Sound (3p.), 1895 (File)

Fonds. Morrow, Arthur, Lt.-Col, 23 June 1931

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand; New Zealand Wars.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Morrow (1842-1937) arrived in Auckland in 1861. He served in the Volunteers in the Waikato Wars and worked for many years in the Government Survey Office in Auckland.

Early reminiscences of Auckland, 23 June 1931 (File)

Including land policy and Maori Wars (7p.).

Fonds. New Zealand Paintings, 1881 - 1887

Seven water-colours.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand; New Zealand: visits to.

Brightwater (Nelson), 1881 (File)

New Zealand cabbage trees (Pelorus Valley), 1881 (File)

Wakefield (Nelson), 1881 (File)

Lake Ellesmere (Banks Peninsula), 1886 (File)

Greenhithe (Auckland), 1887 (File)

King George's Sound (Albany), 1887 (File)

New Zealand cabbage trees (Auckland), 1887 (File)

Fonds. Parakaia Te Pouepa, 1861-09-17; 1965-02-09 - 1965-07-29; 1976-09-09

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand; Royal Commonwealth Society.

Report in Maori of assembly of Maori chiefs at Otaki, 17 September 1861 (File)

Concerning the setting up of a Maori King in the Waikato area. (xerox, 12p.)

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1965-02-09-1965-07-29;1976-09-09 (File)

Correspondents include: New Zealand High Commission, Canadian High Commission, the Royal Commonwealth Society Library and Janice B. Adams.

The primary correspondence relates to translating the Report in Maori of the assembly of Maori chiefs in September 1861. The other correspondence relates to the book collection of the Royal Commonwealth Society Library.

Fonds. Robley, Horatio G., General

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Army officers; New Zealand.

Biographical / Historical

Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930) joined the Durham Light Infantry in 1858 and served in Burma (1858-1863) and New Zealand (1863-1865). He spent much of his spare time in New Zealand visiting Maori villages, talking with Maoris, and drawing portraits of Maoris and also landscapes. He was the author of Moko or Maori tattooing (1896). He later served in Mauritius, South Africa and Ceylon and retired from the army in 1887 with the rank of Major-General.

Painting, drawings and photographs of Maori war canoe, tattoed Maoris, 'tiki' and Maori woman (File)

Fonds. Thornhill Family, 1862 - 1919

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand; New Zealand Wars; Railways: New Zealand.

Letters of George Thornhill, his brother Edward Thornhill and their cousins Cudbert and William Thornhill written in New Zealand to Henrietta Thornhill in London, 1862 - 1919 (File)

The four cousins emigrated to New Zealand in 1861-1868 and acquired a farm at Centre Hill, near Invercargill. Cudbert moved to India in 1876 but the other three remained in New Zealand, although they abandoned farming.

There are 26 letters from Edward, Cudbert and William, 1862-1878, referring to the climate, horse-breeding and training, discovery of coal and family news.

There are about 60 letters from George and his wife and daughter 1862-1919, referring to the Maori War, property disputes, sheep, fencing, labour troubles, construction of railways, the dissolution of the partnership, a visit to England in 1878, social life, marriage and its breakup, life in Invercargill and recruitment in World War I.

Fonds. Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 5 December 1849 - 29 December 1849

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Emigration and immigration; New Zealand; New Zealand Company.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862), the theorist of systematic colonisation, influenced the policies of the British Government concerning immigration and the sale of crown lands in New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land and South Australia. He was the founder of the New Zealand Association in 1837 and sent a party of colonists to New Zealand in 1839. He was a director of the New Zealand Company from 1840 to 1849. He lived in New Zealand from 1853 until his death.

Three letters from E.G. Wakefield to George F. Young, 5 December 1849 - 29 December 1849 (File)

Government opposition to New Zealand Company; opposition of Lord Grey to Colonial Reformers; dissolution of Parliament. Also printed leaflet on foundation and objects of Society for Reform of Colonial Government.

Fonds. Young, George F, 1842 - 1846

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

New Zealand; New Zealand Company.

Biographical / Historical

George Frederick Young (1791-1870) was a partner in a London shipbuilding company and had extensive interests in colonial trade and shipping. He was a member of the House of Commons from 1832 to 1852. A supporter of colonial reform and an associate of E.G. Wakefield, he was a director of the New Zealand Company and purchased land in New Zealand.

Four letters from G.F. Young, member of New Zealand Association, to James Kelham, Henry St. Hall and Captain Arthur Wakefield, settlers in New Zealand, 1842 - 1846 (File)

Fonds. Albemarle Family, 1899

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Australia; Australia: visits to.

Biographical / Historical

Lady Hilda Keppel (1864-1955) and Lady Mary Keppel (1869-1906), sisters of Walter Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle, visited Australia in 1899. In July-August they went on a Pacific cruise on the Waikare, calling at Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. They left Australia in November 1899 and returned to England on RMS Britannia.

Album of photographs of Government House, Sydney, and of South Sea cruise, 1899 (File)

Including pictures of Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji. There are also manuscript notes and a letter signed by King George II of Tonga, 18 February 1899.

Fonds. Barque Alfred's Log Book, 11 September 1828 - 2 June 1829

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Alfred, whaling ship; Santa Cruz.

Log of barque Alfred on whaling voyage from Sydney to Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands and back to Sydney, 11 September 1828 - 2 June 1829 (File)

Fonds. Cantrell, Ernest G, 1910 - 1914

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Recollections of life in Ceylon, Malaya and Samoa, where Cantrell lived. (52 p.), 1910 - 1914 (File)

Fonds. Davis, Edward H.M., Admiral, 1892

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Subjects

Davis, Edward H.M., Admiral; Gilbert and Ellice Islands.

Report on Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1892 (File)

Printed with manuscript annotations, (86 p.)

Fonds. Davis, S.M, c.1896

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Three photographs of Cook's memorial, Kealakeakua Bay, c.1896 (File)

Fonds. Welchman, Dr. And Brittain, A.H. Reverend, 1892

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Palmer Welchman (1850-1908) joined the Melanesian Mission in 1888 as a missionary-doctor. He was stationed at Santa Isabel Island in the Solomon Islands. He was ordained a priest in 1893. Arthur Brittain, who was ordained a priest in 1884, served with the Melanesian Mission from 1881 to 1896. Henry Hutchinson Montgomery (1847-1932) was bishop of Tasmania from 1889 to 1901.

Album of photographs taken during tour of Melanesia by Bishop H.H. Montgomery, 1892 (File)

Fonds. Wickham, Sir Henry A, c.1899

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Alexander Wickham (1846-1928) was a sugar and tobacco planter in Brazil. In 1872 he began collecting seeds for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. In 1876 he sent seeds from the rubber tree Hevea Brasiliensis which ultimately led to the development of the rubber industry in India, Ceylon, the Straits Settlements, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. In 1895-1896 he visited British New Guinea and took out a lease in the Conflict Islands, east of Samarai, where he established a coconut plantation.

Sketch for chart of Conflict Group, c.1899 (File)

Fonds. Photographs, November 1884

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Album of 39 photographs taken when Commodore Erskine proclaimed British Protectorate in eastern New Guinea, November 1884 (File)

Biographical / Historical

James Elphinstone Erskine (1838-1911), who joined the Royal Navy in 1858, was Commodore of the Australian Station from 1882 to 1884. In August 1884 Chancellor Bismarck ordered the establishment of a German protectorate in north-eastern New Guinea and New Britain. It was proclaimed on 3 November 1884. In response, Erskine was ordered to proclaim a protectorate over the south coast of eastern New Guinea (Papua). The proclamation took place on board HMS Nelson at Port Moresby on 6 November 1884.

Fonds. Riaz, Theo D, 1940 - 5 August 1965

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Copies of letters from T.D. Riaz to J.C. Potts and Lady Madocks concerning neglected graves on Karowaqua Hill, April 1962 - June 1962 (File)

Letter from Riaz, 5 August 1965 (File)

Describing experiment in production of wheat in Fiji.

Photographs of Riaz, Sir Harry Luke and Fiji, 1940 - 1962 (File)

Fonds. Semisi Maya, c.1963

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1697.

Three paintings of Fijian scenes, c.1963 (File)

Fonds. Royal Commonwealth Society Records, 13 August 1869 - 1973

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M1698-M1703.

Subjects

Antarctica; Army officers; Australia; Australia: visits to; Boose, James R.; Borrie, W.D., Prof.; Convicts: Norfolk Island; Corbett, A.R.; Davidson, J.W., Prof.; Eddy, Charles W.; Emigration and immigration; Explorers; Farms and farming; Federation: Australia; Fiji: annexation; Fison, Lorimer, Rev.; French in the Pacific; Germans in the Pacific; Governors and Governors General: Queensland; Haggard, Sir H. Rider; Latham, R.T.E; New Zealand; New Zealand: visits to; Norfolk Island; Pacific labour trade; Papua New Guinea: annexation; Pearls and pearling; Queensland; Roth, H. Ling; Royal Colonial Institute; Royal Commonwealth Society; Sedgwick.

Series. Council Minutes, 6 May 1873 - 9 December 1929

Book No. 1, 6 May 1873 - 29 June 1876 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Deputation to Lord Kimberley on annexation of Fiji Islands, 6 May 1873 (Item f.220)
Deputation to Lord Carnarvon on annexation of Fiji Islands, 14 July 1874 (Item f.293)
Deputation to Lord Carnarvon on New Guinea, 30 March 1875 (Item f.339)
Deputation to Lord Carnarvon on New Guinea, 15 April 1875 (Item f.343)
Deputation to Lord Carnarvon on New Guinea, 27 April 1875 (Item f.345)
Scheme by Lieutenant R. Armit for colonisation of New Guinea, 19 October 1875 (Item ff.373-374)
New Guinea Colonisation Association, 29 June 1876 (Item f.435)
Book No. 2, 15 May 1877 - 7 March 1882 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Royal Commission on colonial defence, 15 May 1877 (Item f.57)
Royal Commission on colonial defence; annexation of eastern New Guinea, 25 June 1878 (Item f.121)
Annexation of eastern New Guinea, 6 August 1878 (Item f.128)
Censorship of paper on political history of Victoria, 17 December 1878 (Item f.144)
Defences of Australian colonies, 20 May 1879 (Item f.188)
Introduction of salmon to Tasmania, 3 June 1879 (Item f.195)
Publication of R. Etheridge. Catalogue of publications of Australian geology and mineralogy, 10 February 1880 (Item f.254)
Visit by Duke of Manchester to Australia, 13 July 1880 (Item ff.294-297)
Deputation to Lord Granville on French aggression in Pacific, 17 January 1882 (Item ff.419-420)
French aggression in Pacific, 31 January 1882 (Item f.428)
Letter from Lord Granville on French actions in Pacific, 7 March 1882 (Item f.436)
Book No. 3, 5 December 1882 - 3 March 1885 (File)

Filmed selectively.

German colonisation of New Guinea, 5 December 1882 (Item f.49)
Correspondence on New Guinea, 19 December 1882 (Item f.54)
Letter from Western Australian Governor on New Guinea, 3 April 1883 (Item f.89a)
Queensland annexation of New Guinea, 24 April 1883 (Item f.98)
Queensland annexation of New Guinea; formation of committee, 8 May 1883 (Item f.104)
Deputation to Lord Derby on New Guinea, 22 May 1883 (Item f.108-109)
Annexation of New Guinea, 26 June 1883 (Item f.129)
Withdrawal of motion on New Guinea, 17 July 1883 (Item f.134)
New Guinea Exploration and Colonization Company, 23 October 1883 (Item f.157)
Annexation of New Guinea, 12 January 1885 (Item f.327)
Annexation of New Guinea, 27 January 1885 (Item ff.332-333)
New Guinea resolutions, 3 March 1885 (Item ff.348-349)
Book No. 4, 7 June 1886 - 31 July 1888 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Establishment of Colonial Museum in London, 7 June 1886 (Item ff.74-76)
Deputation on Pacific steamship service, 9 May 1887 (Item f.206)
Deputation on Pacific steamship service, 17 May 1887 (Item ff.209-211)
Australian expedition to Antarctic, 11 October 1887 (Item f.243)
Australian expedition to Antarctic, 25 October 1887 (Item ff.250-251)
Australian expedition to Antarctic, 15 November 1887 (Item f.255)
Chinese immigration to Australia, 17 July 1888 (Item ff.369-370)
Chinese immigration to Australia, 31 July 1888 (Item f.375)
Book No. 5, 29 October 1889 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Purchase of Australian drawings of W. Westall, 29 October 1889 (Item f.87)
Book No. 6, 15 October 1895 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Formation of committee on double taxation, 15 October 1895 (Item ff.291-292)
Book No. 7, 28 June 1898 - 29 January 1901 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Correspondence on double taxation, 28 June 1898 (Item f.81)
Australian federation, 15 January 1901 (Item f.278)
Australian federation, 29 January 1901 (Item f.284)
Book No. 8, 26 May 1903 - 6 April 1909 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Revision of fiscal relations of Empire, 26 May 1903 (Item f.12)
Revision of fiscal relations of Empire, 30 June 1903 (Item f.20)
Work of Reverend L. Fison on Australian ethnology, 14 March 1905 (Item f.152)
Reduction of postage between U.K. and Australia, 11 April 1905 (Item ff.157-158)
Correspondence on double taxation, 11 April 1905 (Item f.158)
Naval defence of Empire, 6 April 1909 (Item f.433)
Book No. 9, 8 February 1910 - 1 July 1913 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Conference on emigration, 8 February 1910 (Item f.39)
Conference on emigration, 8 March 1910 (Item f.46)
Conference on emigration, 21 March 1910 (Item f.52)
Conference on emigration, 12 April 1910 (Item f.60)
Conference on emigration, 6 June 1910 (Item f.77)
Closer constitutional union of Empire, 12 July 1910 (Item f.89)
Standing Committee on Emigration, 12 July 1910 (Item f.94)
Report of Committee on Imperial Union, 14 March 1911 (Item ff.153-154)
Closer constitutional union of Empire, 4 April 1911 (Item ff.161-162)
Report of standing Committee on Education (11p.), 7 June 1911 (Item f.179)
Child emigration to Australia and New Zealand, 16 April 1912 (Item f.269)
Proposed delegation to visit Australia, 23 July 1912 (Item f.316)
Formation of branch in Melbourne, 23 July 1912 (Item f.317)
Proposed delegation to visit Australia, 5 November 1912 (Item ff.342-343)
Proposed Empire Settlement and Re-Union Board (4p.), 1 July 1913 (Item f.459)
Book No. 10, 19 January 1915 - 8 November 1915 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Report of Secretary on mission to Australia and New Zealand. (23 p.), 19 January 1915 (Item f.205)
Memo by A. Pearson and Sir Harry Wilson, 19 January 1915 (Item f.207)

On emigration of ex-servicemen and widows and orphans. (6.p)

Consultation with Dominions on peace terms, 13 April 1915 (Item ff.252-254)
Post-war land settlement in Dominions, 8 November 1915 (Item ff.344-345)
Book No. 11, 30 November 1915 - 5 March 1918 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Mission to Dominions by Sir Rider Haggard, 30 November 1915 (Item f.5)
Mission to Dominions by Sir Rider Haggard, 20 December 1915 (Item ff.14-15)
Mission to Dominions by Sir Rider Haggard, 11 January 1916 (Item ff.26-27)
Mission to Dominions by Sir Rider Haggard, 8 February 1916 (Item f.46)
Appreciation of W.M. Hughes, 17 October 1916 (Item ff.155-156)
Presentation of bust of Sir Thomas Mitchell, 12 June 1917 (Item f.253)
Scheme for training ex-servicemen in farming, 5 March 1918 (Item ff.347-348)
Book No. 12, 18 February 1919 - 19 May 1920 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Ownership of former German colonies in Pacific, 18 February 1919 (Item ff.121-122)
Gift of £25,000 by H.R. Denison of Sydney, 9 December 1919 (Item f.234)
Establishment of Imperial Migration Authority, 19 May 1920 (Item f.337)
Book No. 13, 30 December 1920 - 22 November 1921 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Criticisms by Western Australian Government of report by C. Turner on land settlement in Dominions, 30 December 1920 (Item f.87)
Establishment of branches in Australia and New Zealand, 11 January 1921 (Item f.93)
Royal Colonial Institute and Over-Seas club and Patriotic League; draft statement for the press (Item ff. 117-118)
Formation of N.S.W. and Queensland branches, 14 June 1921 (Item f.177)
Memo to Government on imperial migration. (4p.), 22 November 1921 (Item f.243)
Book No. 14, 10 October 1922 - 14 November 1927 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Report by J.R. Boose of tour of Australia and New Zealand. (20p.), 10 October 1922 (Item f.15)
Funding of N.S.W. branch, 12 March 1923 (Item ff.74-75)
Meeting with representatives of N.S.W. Branch. (7p.), 16 June 1924 (Item ff.184-185)
Funding of Australian branches, 14 July 1924 (Item ff.199-200)
Funding of N.S.W. branch, 8 December 1924 (Item f.224)
Memo to Prime Minister on migration and settlement. (3p.), 13 July 1925 (Item f.281)
Migration and settlement, 14 December 1925 (Item f.315)
Conference on migration, 8 March 1926 (Item ff.337-338)
Report by Sir Frederick Dutton of tour of Australia, New Zealand and South America. (16p.), 8 March 1926 (Item f.340)
Reports of conferences on migration. (15p.), 11 October 1926 (Item ff.382-383)
Migration and settlement, 13 December 1926 (Item ff.395-396)
Migration and settlement, 17 January 1927 (Item f.406)
Funding of N.S.W. branch; drawings of W. Westall, 14 November 1927 (Item f.478)
Book No. 15, 12 March 1928 - 9 December 1929 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Funding of N.S.W. branch, 12 March 1928 (Item f.33)
Curtailment of assisted migration by Australian Government, 9 December 1929 (Item f.282)

Series. General Letter Books, 13 August 1869 - 1 March 1888

Letterbook No. 1, 13 August 1869 - 10 November 1873 (File)

Filmed selectively.

F. Roche to J. Knight (Melbourne), 13 August 1869 (Item ff.118-119)

Formation of colonial museum.

F. Roche to Sir Frederick Weld (Perth), 21 March 1870 (Item ff.159-160)

Resources of Western Australia.

C. Eddy to W. Tallerman, 27 October 1873 (Item ff.436-437)

Reduction of duty on Australian wines.

C. Eddy to Sir Frederick Weld, 29 October 1873 (Item ff.443-445)

Circular sent to Chamber of Commerce; north-west Australia pearl fisheries.

C. Eddy to W. Tallerman, 10 November 1873 (Item ff.461-463)

Australian wine.

C. Eddy to Chamber of Commerce, October 1873 (Item ff.474-476)

Representation of colonial Chamber of Commerce on Associated Chamber of Commerce.

Letterbook No. 2, 1 July 1874 - 2 July 1874 (File)

Correspondence of C. Eddy relating to the annexation of Fiji Islands. Correspondents are the Editor of the Standard and Lord Carnarvon. (2 letters)

Letterbook No. 3, 5 April 1875 - 30 June 1876 (File)

Correspondents include: F. Young, H. Labilliere, Lieutenant R. Armit, the Duke of Manchester, Lord Carnarvon, P. Foster, H. Clarke.

Subjects include: Deputation on colonisation of New Guinea, scheme of Lieutenant R. Armit for colonisation of New Guinea, colonisation of New Guinea, proposals for settement on north coast of Australia, annexation of eastern New Guinea.

Letterbook, 10 December 1881 - 17 December 1881 (File)

Filmed selectively.

F. Young to C. Trotter, 10 December 1881 (Item f.737)

French activities in Pacific.

F. Young to S.W. Silver, 12 December 1881 (Item f.740)

French activities in Pacific.

F. Young to C. Trotter, 17 December 1881 (Item f.746a)

French activities in Pacific.

Letterbook, 18 January 1882 - 14 July 1883 (File)

Filmed selectively.

F. Young to Lord Granville, 18 January 1882 (Item f.32)

Deputation on French occupation of Raiatea.

F. Young to C. Trotter, 19 January 1882 (Item f.37)

Deputation to Lord Granville.

F. Young to C. Trotter, 27 January 1882 (Item f.48)

Deputation to Lord Granville.

F. Young to Lord Granville, 31 January 1882 (Item ff.54-59)

French aggression in Pacific.

F. Young to A. Brodribb, 8 February 1882 (Item f.81)

Visit of Sir Henry Parkes to England.

F. Young to Lord Granville, 27 February 1882 (Item f.122)

Deputation on French in Pacific.

F. Young to Lord Granville, 7 March 1882 (Item ff.146-147)

Deputation on French in Pacific.

F. Young to W. Forrest, 11 March 1882 (Item f.158)

Institute members in Queensland.

F. Young to Sir Henry Parkes, 22 March 1882 (Item f.178)

Welcome to England.

F. Young to Sir Henry Parkes, 18 April 1882 (Item f.207)

Invitation to give address.

F. Young to Lord Granville, 9 December 1882 (Item ff.525-527)

German annexation of New Guinea.

F. Young to Sir Arthur Blyth, 13 December 1882 (Item ff.535-537)

German annexation of New Guinea.

F. Young to Sir Thomas McIlwraith, 15 December 1882 (Item f.538)

Relations between Queensland and Britain.

F. Young to Sir Thomas McIlwraith, 18 April 1883 (Item f.796)

Anglo-Queensland relations.

F. Young to Duke of Manchester, 23 April 1883 (Item f.801)

Deputation on New Guinea.

F. Young to J. Hughes, 16 May 1883 (Item f.841)

Deputation on New Guinea.

F. Young to Lord Derby, 23 May 1883 (Item f.848)

Seeks interview on New Guinea.

F. Young to Sir Robert Herbert, 25 May 1883 (Item f.854)

Sends memorial on New Guinea.

F. Young to Lord Derby, 30 June 1883 (Item ff.902-903)

Annexation of New Guinea.

F. Young to T. Holt, 10 July 1883 (Item f.922)

Annexation of New Guinea.

F. Young to Sir Julian Goldsmith, 14 July 1883 (Item f.939)

Annexation of New Guinea.

Letterbook, 21 August 1883 - 29 January 1885 (File)

Filmed selectively.

F. Young to J. Service, 21 August 1883 (Item f.33)

Australian federation.

F. Young to Lord Derby, 29 January 1885 (Item f.993)

Resolutions on annexation of New Guinea.

Letterbook, 30 March 1887 - 1 March 1888 (File)

Filmed selectively.

J. O'Halloran to Sir Henry Holland, 30 March 1887 (Item ff.443-444)

Resolution concerning holders of public offices in colonies.

J. O'Halloran to A. Deakin, 21 April 1887 (Item f.475)

Coverage of colonial affairs in British press.

J. O'Halloran to Lord Salisbury, 9 May 1887 (Item f.505)

Deputation on subsidy for Pacific steamship line.

J. O'Halloran to Duke of Manchester, 9 May 1887 (Item f.506)

Pacific steamship deputation.

J. O'Halloran to H. Moody, 12 May 1887 (Item f.509)

Pacific steamship deputation.

J. O'Halloran to W.H. Smith, 11 May 1887 (Item f.511)

Pacific steamship deputation.

J. O'Halloran to Sir Graham Berry, 25 October 1887 (Item ff.756-757)

Resolution on Australian Antarctic expedition.

J. O'Halloran to Lord Salisbury, 25 October 1887 (Item ff.758-759)

Australian Antarctic expedition.

J. O'Halloran to Sir Henry Holland, 25 October 1887 (Item ff.760-761)

Australian Antarctic expedition.

J. O'Halloran to W.H. Smith, 25 October 1887 (Item ff.762-763)

Australian Antarctic expedition.

J. O'Halloran to G. Goschen, 25 October 1887 (Item ff.764-765)

Australian Antarctic expedition.

J. O'Halloran to Sir Graham Berry, 27 October 1887 (Item f.767)

Lord Salisbury letter.

J. O'Halloran to Editor, The Times, 8 November 1887 (Item f.787)

Australian Antarctic expedition.

J. O'Halloran to Editor, The Times, 20 January 1888 (Item f.910)

Antarctic expedition.

J. O'Halloran to Lord Carrington, 27 January 1888 (Item f.935)

Australian centenary.

J. O'Halloran to Sir George Grey, 1 March 1888 (Item f.998)

Work of Institute; New Zealand.

Series. New Guinea Papers, 1875 - 1885

Minutebook of Gambia Committee and New Guinea Deputation Committee, 10 May 1883 - 22 May 1883 (File 1)

Filmed selectively.

Minutes of New Guinea Deputation Committee, 10 May 1883 - 21 May 1883 (Item)
Memorial to Lord Derby urging annexation of eastern New Guinea, 22 May 1883 (Item)
Correspondence relating to the New Guinea Colonising Association, August 1875 - June 1876 (File 2)

Correspondence concerning a French expedition to New Guinea, the proposal to send an exploring expedition to New Guinea, problems that would be caused by annexation, and relations between the Colonising Association and the Royal Colonial Institute. Correspondents include R.H. Armit, F.P. Labilliere, E. Johnson and Duke of Manchester. There are also copies of the printed rules and regulations and articles of association of the Colonising Association. (13 letters)

Correspondence relating to annexation of New Guinea, 1875 - 1885 (File 3)

Correspondence concerning German designs in New Guinea and the opposition of the British Government to annexation. The correspondents include Sir Robert Herbert, Sir Thomas Lister, J. Bramston, the Colonial Secretaries of Western Australia, Tasmania and Fiji, and the Duke of Manchester. (11 letters)

Series. Emigration Papers, 1910 - March 1935

Emigration correspondence, 1910 - 1912 (File 1)

The papers include a report of a meeting of the Standing Emigration Committee, 8 December 1910, correspondence with R.R. Sargood on a draft scheme for imperial emigration, 1910, correspondence with Agents-General for N.S.W. and Western Australia on female emigration, 1910-1911, and correspondence with Agents-General on child emigration, 1912.

Emigration letterbook, July 1910 - April 1914 (File 2)

Copies of letters from J.R. Boose to Duke of Marlborough, Sir George Reid, Agents-General, Sir Thomas Robinson, H.E. Easton (Sydney), P.H. Kerr, H.E. Rawson, W.A. Evans and others. (311 p.)

Emigration Conference, August 1910 (File 3)

Report of Emigration Committee, April 1910, and agenda, papers, correspondence and draft resolutions of Emigration Conference.

Empire Migration Committee Minutebook, April 1910 - February 1914 (File 4)

The volume includes the minutes of the Sub-Committee on Child Emigration.

Empire Land Settlement Committee, Minutebook, (206 p.), March 1915 - May 1920 (File 5)
Empire Migration Committee Minutebook, (306 p.), March 1914 - February 1930 (File 6)
Overseas Land Settlement Sub-Committee Minutebook, (15p.), January 1916 - August 1919 (File 7)
Empire Migration Committee correspondence, September 1923 - March 1935 (File 8)

(6 files)

The files contain correspondence, submissions, minutes, agenda papers, cuttings.

Migration Conference (1 file), October 1927 (File 9)
Emigration papers, 1915 - 2 December 1919 (File 10)

Filmed selectively.

Correspondence on soldier settlement (1 file), 1916 - 1918 (Item i)
Memorandum and other papers on Australian Farms Ltd. (Item ii)
Minute of meeting between Overseas Land Settlement Sub-Committee and W.F. Massey and Sir Joseph Ward, 9 January 1917 (Item iii)
Copies of letters of T.E. Sedgwick to W.F. Massey and Premier of South Australia, 16 November 1916 (Item iv)
Correspondence with Prime Minister, Minister of Reconstruction and Church of England on Land settlement, July 1918 - August 1918 (Item v)
Letter to Lord Milner on land settlement, 26 November 1918 (Item vi)
C. Turner, Report on land settlement for ex-servicemen in New Zealand, 2 December 1919 (Item vii)
Correspondence with W.A.S. Hewins on Emigration Bill, June 1918 (Item viii)
Papers on Western Australian Land Settlement Society training centre for ex-officers (1 file) (Item ix)
Papers on deputation to H. Asquith, A Bonar Law and Lord Selborne on emigration, (1 file), 1915 (Item x)

Series. Rider Haggard Mission, October 1915 - October 1916

Papers on Royal Colonial Institute Post-War Settlement Mission carried out by Sir Rider Haggard, 1916.

Origins and policy, October 1915 - February 1916 (File 1)
Minutes of meeting of 'After the War' Committee, 1915-10-29; 1916-01 (Item 1a)

Also includes correspondence with H.E. Easton of British Immigration League, Sydney on need for Empire land settlement, October 1915, and with newspaper editors on appointment of Rider Haggard, January 1916.

Correspondence between Rider Haggard, Sir Harry Wilson and W.A. Bulkely Evans, December 1915 - February 1916 (Item 1b)

About organisation of tour.

Correspondence between Lord Grey and Sir Harry Wilson on Mission (Item 1c)

Referring to suggestions of British Immigration League that Government set aside 2.5m. acres for returned soldiers.

Correspondence between Lord Sydenham, Sir Harry Wilson and A. Bonar Law (Item 1d)

On attempt to obtain Government support for Mission.

Letter sent to Governors-General, Governors, Prime Ministers, High Commissioners and Agents-General, 1 February 1916 (Item 1e)

Asking for assistance for the Mission. Among the replies are letters from A. Fisher, W.F. Massey, B.R. Wise, Sir Peter McBride and Sir Thomas Mackenzie.

Organisation and Finance, December 1915 - February 1916 (File 2)
Requests for financial contributions, December 1915 - February 1916 (Item 2a)

Sent to Bank of Australia, Union Bank of Australia, Australian Estates and Mortgage Company, Goldsborough, Mort and Company, New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Western Australian Insurance Company, Queensland Investment and Land Mortgage Company, Australian Agricultural Company and other organizations.

The Journey, March 1916 - June 1916 (File 3)
Letters from Rider Haggard and his secretary A.R. Corbett, April 1916 - May 1916 (Item 3c)

Concerning the visit to Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, negotiations with Governments on ex-servicemen settlement, speeches and the general response to the Mission.

There is a copy of a memorandum submitted by Rider Haggard to the Premiers Conference at Adelaide and also letters from H.E. Easton of the British Immigration League.

Letters from Rider Haggard, June 1916 (Item 3d)

Concerning the visit to Wellington and Auckland, civic receptions, and the arrangements for the Canadian tour. There is also a letter from W.F. Massey on migration of ex-servicemen.

Letters to Rider Haggard from Sir Harry Wilson, March 1916 (Item 3f)

Referring to the coverage of the Mission in the British press, letters from Australia, the Premiers Conference, funds, and the visit of T.J. Ryan to London.

Subsequent action, July 1916 - October 1916 (File 4)
Correspondence between Rider Haggard and Sir Harry Wilson, July 1916 - October 1916 (Item 4a)

Concerning drafting of the Report and referring to the Premiers Conference and C.J. Watson.

Miscellaneous papers (Item 4c)

Includes lists of people who received copies of Report, summaries of offers of land overseas made to Rider Haggard, letter from All for Empire League, Wellington, on formation of League, letter from British Trade Commission in New Zealand, report on economic conditions in New Zealand, and a settlement scheme proposed by G. Alderton of Auckland.

Series. J.R. Boose Missions, July 1914 - 1922

Biographical / Historical

James R. Boose was Secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute 1909-1915 and Travelling Commissioner 1915-1922.

Press cutting book, July 1914 - January 1922 (File 2)

Filmed selectively.

Visit to Australia and New Zealand with additional material, July 1914 - 25 May 1916 (Item ff.1-61)

Visit to Australia and New Zealand (July- Nov 1914)

Additional material filmed, subjects include; West Indies, Royal colonial institute, Trinidad, American Line mail steamer, Barbados. (11 Nov 1915 -25 May 1916)

Visit to Australia and New Zealand, October 1920 - January 1922 (Item ff.124-200)
Press cutting book; Australia and New Zealand, 1922 (File 3)
Press cutting book; Australia and New Zealand, 1921 - 1922 (File 5)
Letterbooks, 1920 - 1922 (File 6)

Copies of Boose's letters, mostly to Sir Harry Wilson and G. Boughey, giving detailed reports of his Australian and New Zealand tour. (2 vols.)

Correspondence, 1920 - 1922 (File 7)

Letters, mostly from Sir Harry Wilson and G. Boughey, commenting on the tour. There are a few letters from individuals in Australia, including Sir Walter Davidson and Hugh Denison. (1 file)

Report to Council on Australian and New Zealand tour (19p.), 15 July 1922 (File 8)

Series. Minor Correspondence, 26 February 1883 - 6 April 1893

Filmed selectively.

Sir Thomas McIlwraith (Brisbane) to F. Young, 26 February 1883 (File)

Allegations against McIlwrarth of separation; effects of uniform postal rates; sends extract from Hansard.

G. Strahan (Hobart) to F. Young, 8 July 1885 (File)

Acknowledges resolution of Royal Colonial Institute on import duty on colonial wines.

H. Jekyll to J. O'Halloran, 31 October 1887 (File)

Seeks cooperation of R.C.I. for Centennial International Exhibition in Melbourne in 1888.

J.C. Hoey to J. O'Halloran, 19 November 1887 (File)

Resolution of R.C.I. on proposed Antarctic expedition forwarded to Victorian Government.

J. Bramston to J. O'Halloran, 31 October 1887 (File)

Acknowledges resolution on Antarctic expedition.

F. Labilliere to J. O'Halloran, 5 July 1888 (File)

Sends amended resolution supporting restrictions on Chinese immigration into Australia.

J.D. Wood to J. O'Halloran, 26 July 1888 (File)

Opposes motion on Chinese immigration; precipitate action of Sir Henry Parkes.

W. Burnet (Adelaide) to J. O'Halloran, 15 December 1888 (File)

Urges cooperation between R.C.I. and Australian Natives Association.

J. O'Halloran to W. Burnet, 29 January 1889 (File)

R.C.I. unable to accept proposal.

Lord Carrington to J. O'Halloran, January 1891 (File)

Arrangements for lecture (4 letters).

G. Wallop (Brisbane) to J. O'Halloran, 25 March 1893 (File)

Governor acknowledges resolution of sympathy on losses in floods.

Sir Henry Norman (Brisbane) to J. O'Halloran, 6 April 1893 (File)

Resolution on losses in Queensland floods.

Series. Autograph Collection I, 19 February 1872 - 10 September 1917

Filmed selectively.

Sir Edmund Barton (London) to Sir Harry Wilson, 30 October 1915 (File)

Plans for departure from London.

Sir Graham Berry (London) to J. O'Halloran, 14 November 1887 (File)

Antarctic expedition resolution.

Sir George Bowen to J. O'Halloran, 7 December 1886 (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

Sir George Bowen to J. O'Halloran, 4 November 1893 (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

Lord Carmichael (Biggar) to Sir Harry Wilson, 10 September 1917 (File)

Arrangements for dinner.

R. Muirheard Collins to E. Lewin, n.d. (File)

Meeting of Australian Section.

Sir Charles Cowper to C. Eddy, 19 February 1872 (File)

Sends Parlimentary Paper on Polynesian labour trade; N.S.W. not involved in trade.

Sir James Edwards to E. Lewin, 15 September 1912 (File)

Evidence for Royal Commission on Trade and Resources of Empire.

Sir William Fox (Auckland) to Frederick Young, 13 September 1888 (File)

Introduces Dr H. Moore.

Lord Glasgow to J. O'Halloran, [1898-03] (File)

Declines to respond to toast.

Sir George Grey to J. Boose, 21 July 1894 (File)

Thanks for The Library: offers to help R.C.I. Library.

Lord Hampden to J. Boose, 9 August 1895 (File)

Thanks for book.

J.H. Heaton to J. Boose, 22 August 1889 (File)

Visitors to House of Commons.

Sir Robert Herbert to J. O'Halloran, 17 November 1887 (File)

Banquet for J. Service.

Sir Robert Herbert to J. Boose, 22 July 1892 (File)

Returns paper.

Sir Robert Herbert to J. Boose, 1 February 1897 (File)

Sends essays and addresses of Lord Carnarvon.

Sir Edward Hutton to J. O'Halloran, 12 May 1900 (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

Sir Edward Hutton to J. Boose, 23 November [n.y.] (File)

Thanks for information.

Sir Edward Hutton to J. O'Halloran, 23 April [n.y.] (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

Sir Edward Hutton to E. Lewin, 21 October 1913 (File)

Review of history of King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Sir Everard Im Thurm to E. Lewin, 29 March 1913 (File)

Article on Ceylon or Sir Stamford Raffles.

Lord Jersey to J. O'Halloran, 19 April 1896 (File)

Toast to naval and military forces.

Sir William Jervois to J. O'Halloran, 9 November 1893 (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

Sir John Keltie to J. Boose, 21 January 1897 (File)

Map of British New Guinea.

Lord Kintore to J. O'Halloran, 24 February 1898 (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

Lord Kintore to J. O'Halloran, 22 March 1898 (File)

Agrees to prepose Royal toast.

Lord Kintore to J. O'Halloran, 6 March [n.y.] (File)

Declines invitation.

Sir Arthur Lawley to E. Lewin, 27 February 1913 (File)

Requests loan of book.

Lord Loch to J. O'Halloran, 31 March 1896 (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

J. Moresby to J. O'Halloran, 5 March [n.y.] (File)

Paper by Sir William Macgregor.

Lord Normanby to S.W. Silver, 30 April [n.y.] (File)

Thanks for library catalogue.

Lord Onslow to J. O'Halloran, 14 November 1893 (File)

Requests additional ticket.

Lord Plunket to E. Lewin, 5 February 1913 (File)

Supply of Hansards.

Lord Plunket to E. Lewin, 2 June 1913 (File)

Thanks for list of books on Empire.

Lord Ranfurly to E. Lewin, 16 January [n.y.] (File)

Maps of Middle East.

Sir George Reid to J. Boose, 5 March [n.y.] (File)

Requests loan of book.

Sir George Reid to J. Boose, 28 June 1911 (File)

Thanks for congratulations.

Sir George Reid to Sir Harry Wilson, 19 November 1915 (File)

Lunch for his retirement.

Sir George Reid to J. Pike, 16 December 1915 (File)

Requests loan of N.S.W. Hansards.

Sir Hercules Robinson (Sydney) to J. Montefiore, 18 January 1876 (File)

Thanks for paper.

H. Ling Roth to E. Lewin, 5 September 1913 (File)

Thanks for photographs.

J. Service to J.W. Silver, 7 May 1887 (File)

Thanks for Libary catalogue.

Lord Sherbrooke to J. Boose, 7 May 1890 (File)

Sends poems.

D. Sladen to E. Lewin, 7 January 1913 (File)

Sends book on A.L. Gordon.

Sir George Clarke to J. O'Halloran, 21 April 1896 (File)

R.C.I. dinner.

Sir John Thurston to J. Boose, 21 August 1895 (File)

Thanks for information about books.

Sir Joseph Ward to J. Boose, 21 June 1911 (File)

Thanks for congratulations.

Series. Library Talks, 7 October 1958 - 4 May 1965

Filmed selectively.

Sir Harry Luke. 'Easter Island' (4 p.), 7 October 1958 (File)
T.M. Perry. 'William Westall and his Australian drawings' (4 p.), 2 June 1959 (File)
P. Mander-Jones. 'An Australian Librarian in England' (15 p.), 2 March 1960 (File)
C.R.H. Taylor, 'The Alexander Turnbull Library' (5 p.), 5 July 1960 (File)
L.J. Wilmoth, 'The discovery of Australia' (6 p.), 6 June 1961 (File)
R.E. Banks. 'Some problems of building in Australia' (8 p.), 5 June 1962 (File)
H. Wallis. 'John Hawkesworth and the English circumnavigation, 1763-1773'. (10 p.), 7 May 1963 (File)
P. Mander-Jones. 'Australian and Pacific manuscripts in Great Britain' (7 p.), 4 May 1965 (File)

Series. Walter Frewen Lord Prize, 1930 - 1973

Filmed selectively.

K. Sinclair. 'The Maori Land League; an examination into the source of a New Zealand myth' was published as Auckland University College Bulletin, no.37.

R.T.E. Latham. 'The New Hebrides in the twentieth century'. (149 p.), 1930 (File)
J.W. Davidson. 'Scandinavian settlement in New Zealand'. (136 p.), 1938 (File)
W.D. Borrie. 'Immigration to New Zealand, 1854-1880'. (94 p.), 1939 (File)
A.G. Serle. 'Social and political aspects of migration from Great Britain to Australia, 1919-1938'.(69 p.), 1948 (File)
G.S. Parsonson. 'Early Protestant mission in the New Hebrides'. (46 p.), 1951 (File)
G. Williams. 'The Admiralty, James Cook and the search for the Northwest Passage, 1763-1780', 1958 (File)
M.J. Rooney, 'Aspects of Imperial defence; the relevance of the 1879 Royal Commission on the defence of British possessions and commerce abroad'. (78 p.), 1963 (File)
F. Farrell. 'European contact as a political factor in Tahiti, 1767-1815', 1973 (File)
Unsuccessful Entries, 1938; 1957 (File)

Filmed selectively.

G. S. Bridgland. 'International relationships of Australia.' (106p.), 1938 (Item)
R. Apple. 'Captain Maconochie at Norfolk Island'. (17p.), 1957 (Item)

Series. School Empire Tour Committee, 1925 - 1938

Subseries. Minute Books, 1925 - 1938
Vol.1, 1925 - 1927 (File)
Vol.2, 1927 - 1934 (File)
Vol.3, 1934 - 1938 (File)

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