Guide to the Papers of Sir Henry Loch (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Loch, Henry Brougham, Sir
Papers of Sir Henry Loch (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1848 - 1900
Collection Number
3 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

The material filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project includes: Typescript copy of part of Loch's autobiography written in the 1890s and covering the years 1848-53 which describes his first visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1852-53; Diary 1884-86 kept by Emma Southgate, a maid of Lady Loch, describing the voyage to Australia on the Coptic; life at Government House Melbourne; and visits to Sydney, Adelaide.

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

Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1980 (AJCP Reel: M1132). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The private residence of Lieut. Col. Charles Earle, Somerset.

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.


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 287, p107.

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.


Adelaide, South Australia: visits to; Australia: visits to; Coptic (ship); Govenors and Governors General: Victoria; Government House, Melbourne; Hobart, Tasmania: visits to; Loch, Sir Henry B., 1st Baron; Melbourne, Victoria; New Zealand: visits to; Southgate, Emma; Sydney, New South Wales: visits to; Victoria

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Loch, 1st Baron Loch (created 1895). Governor of Victoria 1884-89; Governor of Cape Colony 1889-95.

Item Descriptions

Lord Loch's letters to his son, Vol. II., 1848 - 1853 (File)

Typescript copy of part of Lord Loch's autobiography, written for his son Edward Loch in the 1890s, and covering the years.

The volume describes Loch's activities in England in 1848-49 and India in 1849-52 and then provides a detailed account of his first visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1852-53. It refers to his stay at the following places: Penang (p. 145), Singapore (p. 148), Cocos Islands (p. 152), Melbourne (p. 156), Geelong (p. 164), Western district of Victoria (p. 167), Melbourne (p. 174), Sydney (p. 179), Melbourne (p. 185), Ballarat (p. 187), Hobart (p. 192), Tasman Peninsula (p. 196), Sydney (p. 213), Newcastle (p. 216), Lyttleton (p. 222), Christchurch (p. 228), Wellington (p. 236), Nelson (p.240), Sydney (p. 241), Hong Kong (p. 255).

Diary kept by a maid to Lady Loch, 26 May 1884 - 17 October 1886 (File 2)

The diarist later married Mr. Hawkins, the butler at Government House, Melbourne. She describes the voyage from Gravesend to Hobart on the Coptic, May-July 1884, life at the Government Houses at Melbourne and Mount Macedon, and visits to Hobart (July 1834), Ballarat (September 1884), Warrnambool (October 1884), Portland (November 1884), Bright (January 1885), Sydney (June 1885), Sale (December 1885), Bairnsdale (December 1885), Hobart (March 1886), Adelaide (July 1886), and Horsham (September 1886).

Photograph of the laying of a foundation stone at the Houses of Parliament, Melbourne, by Sir Henry Loch, 1 October 1886 (File 3)