Guide to the Papers of George Everett (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Everett, George
Papers of George Everett (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1838-1855, 1949
Collection Number
15 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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.


Scope and Contents

Collection includes: Letters 1838-55 from George Everett in northern New South Wales to his family in England; three photographs of the Everett Family at Tenterfield, New South Wales; and thesis by A.V. Cane entitled 'Ollera 1838 to 1900: A Study of a Sheep Station' (University of Sydney, 1949).

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:

Archival History

Filmed at the private residence of Colonel G.N. Everett, Sussex, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1972 (AJCP Reel: M841). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The private residence of Colonel G.N. Everett. Sussex, England.

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 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 2018. 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.


Armidale, New South Wales; Bushrangers; Cane, A.V.; Chinese in Australia; Everett Family; Everett, Edwin; Everett, George; Everett, John; Gold and Goldfields: New South Wales; Hope (ship); New England district, New South Wales; New South Wales; Ollera station, New South Wales; Photographs; Wool and woolgrowing: Australia


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 160, p58.

Biographical / Historical

George Everett and his brother John (1816-1902) arrived in Sydney in 1838 on the ship Hope. They took up a selection, 'Ollera', north of Armidale, New South Wales, and were joined in 1842 by their younger brother Edwin (1822-1909). George returned to England about 1856 but still retained his interest in the station, while John returned in 1858 and managed the sale of 'Ollera' wool in London. Edwin bought the adjacent property and became one of the largest landholders in the district.

Item Descriptions

Series. Letters of George Everett, 1838 - 1855

13 items

George Everett (Dalwood, NSW) to his sister Ann Everett (Andover), 29 December 1838 (File)

Account of his first visit to New England; description of the country; danger of bushrangers. (crossed).

George Everett (Wandsworth, NSW) to Ann Everett, 6 July 1839 (File)

An attack by bushrangers; life on their selection; 40 mile ride to collect post; new licensing fees. With an addition from his brother John Everett.

George Everett (Wandsworth) to his brother William Everett (Andover), 1 August 1840 (File)

Disappearance of a neighbour's sheep.

George Everett (Wandsworth) to Ann Everett, 17 November 1840 (File)

Recommends Cunningham's book on New South Wales; recent weather conditions.

George Everett (Black Creek, Hunter River) to William Everett, 12 January 1841 (File)

News of George Wyndham, Mr Samuda and others whom he has visited.

George Everett (Wandsworth) to Ann Everett, 24 February 1841 (File)

Journey back to New England with the shepherd Mr Canning and family.

George Everett (Wandsworth) to Ann Everett, 20 September 1841 (File)

Severe winter, drought predicted; fewer bushrangers in the district.

George Everett (Ollera) to his brother Rev. Thomas Everett (Andover), 27 July 1853 (File)

Faster mails with steam shipping; his property increased to 120 acres; gold diggings; domestic news. (incomplete)

George Everett (Ollera) to his brother Rev. Thomas Everett (Andover), 11 October 1853 (File)

Mismanagement of Royal Mail Company; John and Edwin to visit England; plans to return and stay; family finances.

George Everett (Ollera) to Rev. Thomas Everett, 9 February 1854 (File)

Marriage of Tom Everett; Edwin's asthma; financial crash expected in Melbourne; trouble with Chinese staff.

George Everett (Ollera) to Rev. Thomas Everett, 12 May 1854 (File)

Domestic news; hopes John and Edwin have arrived at Biddesden; he will follow in due course.

George Everett (Ollera) to Rev. Thomas Everett, 13 March 1855 (File)

Edwin Everett and his health; another attack of dog distemper.

George Everett (Ollera) to Rev. Thomas Everett, 15 December 1855 (File)

Does not know when John will return; recent purchase of a small cattle station should give them total of nearly 2000 cattle; Codrington's failure to sell his stock.

Series. Photographs

Charlotte, William Everett and Kathleen, Cottage, Tenterfield, New England.

W.F. Everett and C. and Helen Merewether.

Ian and Nancy Everett.

Three photographs.

Series. Thesis, 1949

A.V. Kane. Ollera 1838 to 1900: A study of a sheep station. MA thesis, University of Sydney, 1949. (typescript, 170pp)