The Resource Papers, Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, (microform)

Papers, Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, (microform)

Label
Papers, 1818-1849
Title
Papers
Statement of responsibility
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
Inclusive dates
1818-1849
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Correspondence, mainly letters received, 1818-1841, with index to correspondents compiled in the Mitchell Library. Includes letters from Sir Francis Beaufort, 1834 and Jean Baptiste Le Chevalier 1818-1823 ; Sacred thoughts notes extracts, 1823-1825 ; Instructions as commander of troops and Governor of N.S.W., 1821 ; Material re astronomical observations at Parramatta, N.S.W., c.1830-c1849, including 'Report on the Parramatta Observations' by Davies Gilbert, Francis Baily and Sir Francis Beaufort in an unknown hand with statements by Charles Rumker and James Dunlop in an unknown hand ; Two letters from Jean Baptiste Le Chevalier to an unknown person referring to Brisbane, 1822-1824 ; Account of voyage of ships Claudine and Hastings from Port Jackson, N.S.W., to Murray Island, Torres Strait, 1820 in an unknown hand ; Account of voyage from Ireland to Van Diemen's Land, 1823-1824, in an unknown hand ; Miscellaneous material, 1828-1845
Biographical or historical data
Governor of New South Wales 1821-1825. During this period a nominee council was set up to assist the governor. He instituted many reforms in line with Commissioner Bigge's reports; abolished censorship of the press, land grants to people who would work it, systematised convict administration, set up a supreme court and allowed trial by jury in certain cases, reformed the currency. Had a lifelong interest in astronomy and built an observatory at Parramatta, and left his instruments and scientific library to the Colony.
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1773-1860
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Brisbane, Thomas
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Location of originals duplicates
Mitchell Library
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  • Brisbane, Thomas
  • Governors
Label
Papers, Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, (microform)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Roll no. CY 3119
  • Silver halide positive
Dimensions
35 mm.
Extent
1 microfilm reel
Governing access note
Available for reference. Not for Inter-Library loan
Label
Papers, Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, (microform)
Publication
Note
  • Roll no. CY 3119
  • Silver halide positive
Dimensions
35 mm.
Extent
1 microfilm reel
Governing access note
Available for reference. Not for Inter-Library loan

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