Guide to the Papers of the Bourke Family (as filmed by AJCP)



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Created: 2018

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Series. Bourke Papers, 1809 - 1855

Diary of Anne Bourke, daughter of Sir Richard Bourke, kept on the voyage from England to New South Wales on the Margaret and during her first few weeks in Sydney, 19 August 1831 - 27 December 1831 (File 1)

In addition to a detailed account of the voyage from Tenerife onwards, the diary records her first impressions of Sydney, Government House, and the Botanical Gardens and refers to bushrangers, aborigines and colonial officials such as A. Macleay and F. Forbes...

Copies of letters from Alexander Knox to Lady B (22pp), 1809 - 1815 (File 2)

They mainly deal with religious subjects, including a critique of the Church Missionary Society.

Family correspondence of the Bourke Family (45 letters), 1822 - 1855 (File 3)

Most of the letters were written to Bishop J. Jebb, Bishop of Limerick, his nephew Rev. J. Jebb and Fanny Jebb, the daughter of Sir Richard Bourke. The principal correspondents are Governor Richard Bourke, his wife Elizabeth Bourke, his son Richard Bourke, and his daughter Anne Bourke, who married Edward Deas Thomson in 1833. Other correspondents include T. Spring-Rice (later Lord Monteagle), Rev. C. Forster, J. Kinchela (Sydney), and Sophia Gordon...