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



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Created: 2018

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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)

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.