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



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Hayward, Martinus Peter
Hayward Family (South Australia)
Hayward, Johnson Frederick
Papers of the Hayward Family (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1857 - 1872
Collection Number
6 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

The papers of the Hayward Family filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project include: a typescript copy of Johnson Frederick Hayward's 'Incidents in My Australian Life' (c.1872), being an account of life on a sheep station 1846-1856; three journals kept by J.F. Hayward describing journeys to and from England 1858-1859; diaries of Martinus Peter Hayward 1863-64 kept on voyages between England and Australia; testimonial 1857 to M.P. Hayward as candidate for post of South Australian Emigration Agent in England, containing many signatures and a number of portraits of various members of the Hayward Family.

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-23 September 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1972. (AJCP reel M836). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Mr M.P.J. Hayward; Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding Aid Note

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 2018. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Advisory Statement

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.


Surgeons: emigrant ships; Surgeons; Emigrant voyages; Emigration agents; Hayward Family; Hayward, Johnson F.; Hayward, Martinus P.; South Australia: pastoral industry; Pastoral: encounters with Australian Aboriginals; Flinders RangersPekina, South Australia; South Australia; Wool and woolgrowing: Australia


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry number M836, page 79.

Biographical / Historical

Martinus Peter Hayward (1817-1904) was the son of Joakim Cooper Hayward (1782-1864) of Hayward's End, Stonehouse. A qualified doctor, he emigrated to South Australia on the Rajasthan in 1839-40. He was declared insolvent in the depression of 1843 and went back to England. He returned to Adelaide in 1846, serving as surgeon on the Phoebe. He combined a medical practice with property interests and became a notable member of South Australian society. He lived at McLaren Vale, served as a Justice of the Peace, presided at public meetings, and was an official at race meetings. In 1857 he and his family returned to England. Following the death of his father in 1864, Hayward became the owner of the Hayward's End estate.

Johnson Frederick Hayward (1822-1912) was the brother of Martinus Hayward. He emigrated to South Australia on the Phoebe in 1846 and immediately was engaged by the pastoralist Price Maurice to work on his sheep station at Pekina. In 1851 Hayward acquired a half share of 'Aroona', a property in the Flinders Ranges owned by Dr John Harris Browne and his brother. At the time, 'Aroona' was the most northerly property in South Australia and Hayward played a leading role in the development of the pastoral industry and in exploring the region. Mount Hayward and other landmarks in the Flinders Ranges are named after him. He sold his share in 'Aroona' in 1861 and purchased Canowie Station near Hallett, 20 miles north of Burra. He returned to England in 1864 and settled in Bath but retained an interest in Canowie until his death.

Item Descriptions

Johnson F. Hayward. Incidents in my Australian life: life on a sheep station 1846-1856, c.1872 (File 1)

The account begins with a brief description of Hayward's voyage from London to Adelaide, accompanied by his brother, on the Phoebe in 1846-47. He was immediately engaged by Price Maurice to work on a sheep run at Pekina, 180 miles north of Adelaide. Hayward describes the journey to Pekina, via the Burra copper mines, the erection of slab huts, a store, woolshed and shearing yards, the wages of shepherds and hut-keepers, relations with Indigenous Australians, sheep-stealing, neighbouring stations, the isolated life, dingoes, lambing and other work on the station, emu and kangaroo hunting, sheep-stealing, exploration, the arrival of his brother Charles Hayward (1850), the departure from Pekina and lease of properties at Black Rock Hill and Yudna (1850), his move to Aroona (1851),droving sheep from Encounter Bay to Aroona, the settling of Aroona and establishment of out-stations, neighbours at Wilpena and Arkaba, campaigns against Indigenous Australians, journeys with bullock trays, the death of James grant and his companion in the bush (1854), the founding of Port Augusta, wool production, and exploration of the western side of Lake Torrents. There is an index at the end of the work. (typescript, 105pp)

Johnson F. Hayward. Log of a voyage from Melbourne to Southampton on the steamers Victoria and European, 16 April 1858 - 17 July 1858 (File 2)

The diary has little information about conditions on the ship, but gives a detailed account of Hayward's stay in Ceylon (6 May-9 June 1858), including his travels round the island, impressions of Colombo, Kandy and other towns, the landscape, insects, elephants, impressions of the Singhalese people, their Buddhist beliefs, and visits to temples. The diary also describes his visits to Aden, Cairo, Malta and Gibraltar.(50pp)

Johnson F. Hayward. Diary of a trip through Europe, (61pp) and a voyage from London to Melbourne on the Sussex, (15pp), 12 April-16 May, 1859; 25 June-14 September, 1859 (File 3)

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On his European tour, Johnson was accompanied by his brother Jacob S. Hayward. They visited France, Bavaria, Austria, Bohemia, Prussia, Hamburg, Hesse, the Rhine and Belgium. The diary of his voyage to Australia contains only brief entries, referring to the weather, the seas, storms, sightings of ships, whales and birds, the speed of the ships, and its arrival at Port Phillip.

Martinus P. Hayward. Diary of voyages from Plymouth to Melbourne, and from Melbourne to London, 26 March – 20 June 1863 and 3 January – 6 April 1864 (File 4)

The entries are written in a printed 1863 diary. The entries for the second voyage are written on the pages for 3 January – 21 March 1863 and 22 September – 6 October 1863. Hayward visited Australia with his wife and children. The diary for the outward voyage on the European is fairly detailed, recording the ship's position, weather, gales, sightings of ships, music, dancing, and children's games. The entries for the return voyage are very brief, usually just giving the ship's position and the weather. These entries are very faint and many are virtually illegible.

Testimonial in support of Martinus P. Hayward as a candidate for the position of Emigration Agent for South Australia, Adelaide, May 1857 (File 5)

The testimonial refers to Hayward's experience as a surgeon on an emigrant ship. The signatures extend for several pages and represent a wide geographical area: Adelaide, Aldinga, Auburn, Burra, Clare, Clarendon, Echunga, Goolwa, Kangaroo Island, McLaren Vale, Mount Gambier, Murray River, Noarlunga, Port Lincoln, Upper Wakefield, Willunga and Yorke Peninsular.

Photographs of members of the Hayward family, including Johnson and Martinus Hayward, [c.1859] (File 6)

One photograph, taken outside the Coach House at Haywards End in about March 1859, shows a family group, including Joakim C. Hayward and his sons.