National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Surrey Record Office. Guildford Muniment Room
- Collections held by the Surrey Record Office, Guildford Muniment Room (as filmed by the AJCP)
- Date Range
- 1854 - 1941
- Collection Number
- 60 items
- Language of Materials
- Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents
Papers 1888-1905 of Sir William Hillier Onslow, 4th Earl of Onslow, Governor of New Zealand 1889-1892. Subjects include: Maoris; Federation of Australia; Chinese crisis in New South Wales; defences of New Zealand and Australia; and New Zealand birds. Correspondents include Queen Victoria, Lord Knutsford, Richard Seddon and J. Chamberlain. Also papers of his son Sir Richard Onslow including an account of a visit to Australia and New Zealand 1889-1890.
Letters 1922-1941 of Arthur and Fred Gammon of Kaikohe, New Zealand, to Harold Gammon referring to conditions of soldiers' settlement farm and impact of the Great Depression.
Papers 1854-1865 of Martin Ware comprising letters from former boys of Ragged Schools and Shoeblack Society referring to Australian churches, life at the Ovens River diggings, Maori War, work on railways in Queensland, and Australian Aborigines. Also journal of Martin S. Ware kept on journey to North America, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand 1911-1912.
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.
This microfilm is to be used for reference and research only. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce any of the papers should seek the permission of the appropriate copyright owners through the Senior Archivist, Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey.
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)
Material selectively filmed at the Guildford Muniment Room, Surrey Record Office, Castle Arch, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1983 (AJCP Reels:M1840). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.
This collection was originally held by the Guildford Muniment Room, Castle Arch, Guildford, England. However, since the records were filmed the Surrey History Centre replaced the Guildford Muniment Room, the Surrey Record Office and the Surrey Local Studies Library.
Existence and Location of Originals
Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, England.
For more information see the Surrey Record Office. [https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/history-centre]
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-vn746688] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.
The records of the Surrey Record Office (M1834-M1839) have been listed and filmed seperately. [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2269170]
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.
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Australia; Australia: Church Building; Australia: defence; Australia: Federation; Australia: visits to; Chamberlain, Joseph; Chinese in Australia; Fiji; Gammon, Arthur; Gammon, Fred; Gammon, Harold; Gold and Goldfields: Victoria; Great Britain; Holland, Sir Henry T., 1st Viscount Knutsford; Indigenous Australians; Kaikohe, New Zealand; Maori; New Zealand; New Zealand: Birds; New Zealand: defence; New Zealand: economic conditions; New Zealand: farms and farming ; New Zealand: flora and fauna; New Zealand: Governors and Govenors General; New Zealand: visits to; New Zealand Wars; North America; Onslow, Sir Richard; Onslow, William H., 4th Earl; Ovens River, Victoria; Ragged Schools and Shoeblack Society; Railways: Queensland; Seddon, Richard; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Ware, Martin; Ware, Martin S.
Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 451, p177. [http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-397322928]
Papers of Onslow Family of Clandon Park, Guildford.
Biographical / Historical
Sir William Hillier Onslow (1853-1911), 4th Earl of Onslow (succeeded 1870), Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Colonies 1887-1888, Parliamentary Secretary to Board of Trade 1888, Governor of New Zealand 1889-1892, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for India 1895-1900, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Colonies 1900-1903.
Sir Richard William Alan Onslow (1876-1945), 5th Earl of Onslow (succeeded 1911), served in Diplomatic Service and Foreign Office 1901-1914.
Onslow. Native New Zealand birds (4pp, printed). [25 December 1891]
Notes on New Zealand birds, Including part of memorandum by Sir Walter Buller on vanishing species of birds.
Queen Victoria to Onslow. Thanks for letter; attachment of New Zealand people to Queen rather than dynasty. [7 August 1891]
Queen Victoria to Onslow. Thanks for letter; Maoris a fine race; behaviour of Opposition in Parliament. [31 July 1890]
Correspondence on claim of Rear Admiral Lord Charles Scott, Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Station, to title of 'His Excellency' in official correspondence with Governor and Ministry of N.S.W., (8p., printed) 
Correspondence on federation of Australia, (36p., printed) [1889-1890]
Private notes of Lord Carrington on Chinese crisis in N.S.W., (26p., printed) 
Notes on 1887 Colonial Conference and increase of Australian Squadron. (3p., typescript).
Notes on 1887 Colonial Conference. (14p., typescript)
Hopes Onslow will retain Hon. Colonelcy of Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry.
Recommendation by Onslow of honour for Sir Francis Bell.
Delay in filling Australian Command due entirely to Australian Government.
Land settlement in South Africa; value of Australian and New Zealand experiences.
Offer of Governorship of western Australia to Sir Frederick Lugard; Governor of South Australia; South African affairs. (copy)
Colonial Office affairs; Governorship of Western Australia.
Introduces Dr Chapple of Wellington, interested in flax industry.
Onslow's request for colonial governorship; New Zealand proposes to cut down governors' salaries.
Appointment of Captain. Fox to command New Zealand forces.
Indifferent to attacks from Antipodes; possibility of capital being diverted from New Zealand.
Offers Governorship of Queensland; New Guinea problem; success could lead to Governship of N.S.W. or Victoria.
Governorship of New Zealand; Onslow's work at Board of Trade; recommends J. Fortescue as private secretary.
Proposes K.C.M.G. for Onslow for his work for Colonial Conference.
Onslow's resignation; excellent work in New Zealand.
Series 1274/54. Letters from Arthur and Fred Gammon (Kaikohe, New Zealand) to Harold Gammon (Guildford), 1922 - 1941
The letters, which mostly date from 1928-1933, describe conditions on a soldier's settlement farm, referring to wool sales, stock, bank interest, financial problems, impact of Great Depression, World War II, and general family news. (14 letters)
Biographical / Historical
Martin Ware (1818-1902), London lawyer, active member of Ragged School Union, Ragged School Shoe Black Committee, Reformatory and Refuge Union, Bible Society and other philanthropic and religious organizations. His son Martin S. Ware (b. 1872) was Warden of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Director of Religious Education in the Diocese of Winchester.
Series Box 5 Bundle 1. Letters to K. Ware from former boys of Ragged Schools and Shoeblack Society, 1854 - 1 April 19127 items
Voyage to Australia; Sydney 'most dangerous place to morals and spiritual well-being'; purchase of property at Kiama; churches.
Voyage to New Zealand; family news; financial affairs; churches near Christchurch; life at diggings; wages; work on Evening Mail; introduces friends; marriage; trade depression; losses in fires; Shoeblack Society; Illustrated London News; Maoris. (22 letters)
Family news; British ignorance of New Zealand; rents; prices; Lyttelton and countryside; weather; Maori War; plans of returning to England. (4 letters)
Series Box 6. Journal of Reverend Martin S. Ware of a journey to Newfoundland, Canada, California, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand, (typescript), 25 October 1911 - 1 April 19121 item
The journal describes journeys in Fiji and the people, villages, houses, dances and countryside; life in the Australian bush near Dubbo, including church services, aboriginal camps, kangaroos, and the summer heat; the Blue Mountains; travels in the North Island of New Zealand, fishing, church services, railways, meeting with Sir Joseph Ward; descriptions of Melbourne, Camperdown, Adelaide, Perth; voyage home to England.