Guide to the Papers of Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (as filmed by the AJCP)



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Created: 2019

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Series 5. Political Correspondence, 1890 - 27 March 1895

Filmed selectively.

Alfred Stephen. The name 'Port Jackson', Sydney, N.S.W. (Sydney), 1880 (File 200)

Sir Saul Samuel to Childers, 27 March 1895 (File 220)

Relates to an error in statement on naming of Port Jackson.

Series 6. Diaries, 29 May 1850 - 14 October 1850

Filmed selectively.

Diary kept by Childers, 1850-05-29 - 1850-05-30; 1850-07-09 - 1850-10-14 (File 2)

The diary covers his voyage from Plymouth to Adelaide and Melbourne, but most of his entries only give the position, course and weather.

Series 8. Diaries of Emily Childers, 1852 - 1856

Filmed selectively.

Diaries kept by Mrs Emily Childers in Australia, 1852-1853; 1855-1856 (File 1-4)

There are detailed entries for most days. The diaries record the life of the Childers Family in Melbourne, their visits to Portland and Hobart, household duties, children's activities, illnesses, visitors, picnics, sport, social events and Hugh Childers' elections and political activities. There are references to Governor C. La Trobe, Bishop C. Perry, J.B. Were, S. Henty and W. Learmonth.

Series 16-18. Papers of Rowland Childers, son of Hugh Childers, 1878 - October 1886

Subseries 17. Bills and financial papers, 1879 - 6 August 1880

Filmed selectively.

Bill from J.B. Milton and Co., Melbourne, 1879 (File)
Bill from David Carson, Melbourne, 1879 (File)
S.W. (Melbourne) to A.W. Cruickshank, 2 April 1880 (File)

Character of Rowland Childers, wishes to work on station.

Emily Hammond (Melbourne) to H.C.E. Childers, 20 April 1880 (File)

Debts of R. Childers

R. Childers (Jerilderie) to Emily Hammond, 2 August 1880 (File)

Payment of bills.

Emily Hammond to H.C.E. Childers, 6 August 1880 (File)

Debts of R. Childers.

Receipts from Bank of South Australia, July 1880 (File)

Subseries 18/1-115. Correspondence relating to Rowland Childers, 1878 - 1886