Guide to the autobiography of James Dannock (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Dannock, James
Autobiography of James Dannock (as filmed by the AJCP)
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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

Life history of James Dannock, written in 1898 and copied by his son, Jesse Dannock, of Box Hill, Victoria, in 1909.

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 Mr. George Dannock, Norwich, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, (AJCP Reel: M1862). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The private residence of Mr George Dannock. Norwich, 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 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.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.


Australia; Australia: immigration to; Box Hill, Victoria; Bushfires; Castle Eden, convict ship; Dannock, James; Dannock, Jesse; Emigrant voyages; Farms and farming: New South Wales; Gold and goldfields: New South Wales; Gold and goldmining: Victoria; Gold fields and gold mining: Western Australia; Great Britain; Indigneous Australians: Victoria; Kilmore, Victoria; New South Wales; Swan Hill, Victoria; Sydney, New South Wales ; Victoria


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 123, p45.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Norfolk in 1831 and emigrated with his family to Australia on the Castle Eden in 1848. James Dannock died in Melbourne in 1907.

Item Descriptions

Series. Autobiography of James Dannock (74 pp.), 1898

The manuscript contains: an account of the voyage from England to Australia in 1848 on board the Castle Eden; Dannock's work on farms near Sydney; bullock driving near Kilmore; the Black Thursday bushfires; the Victorian, New South Wales and Western Australia goldfields; experience with Aborigines near Swan Hill; his illness and old age.