Collections tagged Australia

Waples Diary

Waples Diary

The diary, written in a reporter style notebook, contains entries written by 'Tubby' Waples while serving on board HMAS KALGOORLIE during the Pacific campaign of World War Two. Waples writes of the general activities that occurred during the trip talking about the weather, the duties he...

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Robert Lees Diary 1875

Robert Lees Diary 1875

A diary written by E. Holland about his voyage to Australia with his wife. Beginning on September 11 1875, he writes of his travelling experiences which started at Oxford before travelling to Plymouth to go through the Emigrants Depot, and then heading on-board the the 'Robert Lees' to finally...

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Prewett Diary

Prewett Diary

This diary consists of almost daily descriptions of passenger life on board the SS ORCADES. Travelling from February until March 1961, both Peter and Lorna Prewett write of their experiences as the boat journeys through different countries. They start off at Tilbury, where they boarded, and...

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Oriana Diary

Oriana Diary

Elizabeth Greer, traveled on board the SS ORIANA in 1965, recording her experiences her diary. Travelling alone from Southampton to Australia, Elizabeth wrote daily and concise entries of her life as a passenger on board. She included details about her roommates and the friends she had made on...

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Vernon Smith Diary

Vernon Smith Diary

Vernon Smith’s diary presents incomplete entries of daily events on a sea voyage to the north of Australia in the lugger VENTURE. Entitled ‘Port Darwin May/July 1905’, it presents the daily experiences Smith had on board the ship as well as the different places he visited during his voyage. He...

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Chief Gunner Logbook

Chief Gunner Logbook

The Chief Gunner’s journal provides, on one side of the diary, a rough journal by Edward Argent detailing the voyage to China of the PROTECTOR to serve with the Admiralty during the Boxer Rebellion. He writes of the events that occur during the voyage which involve travelling from Adelaide...

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William Strapps Diaries

William Strapps Diaries

William Strapps’ 1879 diary contains almost daily entries detailing his voyage to Australia from Camberwell England. Sailing on the ship GARONNE, Strapps writes of his time on board living with different people and different nationalities. He also talks of his experiences on the ship from the...

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Postboy Logbook

Postboy Logbook

This diary logs the many travels that the schooner ‘Postboy’ completed during the late 19th century. It contains travels mostly from Port Adelaide to other gulf ports in South Australia such as Port McDonnell and Port Pirie. Mostly used as a trading ship, this diary also contains a travel log of...

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JH Gill

JH Gill

These papers contain the memoirs of J.H Gill, a Lieutenant-Commander of the Royal Australian Navy. He writes of his time in the Navy, from when he joined the South Australian Naval Reserve in July 1898 until 1943 when he finally retired and became a ferry-boat master, still enjoying life on the...

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Loughridge diary 1904-1905

Loughridge diary 1904-1905

The shipboard diary was written by C.W. Loughridge, the fourth officer of a cargo vessel, the "Torr Head" on its outward voyage from Ireland to Australia, via the Cape of Good Hope. It includes much observational commentary on Port Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and in particular Brisbane...

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Records of male convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land, 1820-1844, and female convicts, 1844-1852

Records of male convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land, 1820-1844, and female convicts, 1844-1852

In times past, having a convict in your family history was something to be ashamed of – it is ironic that now it is almost un-Australian not to have one! Apart from the usual personal details of when and where the person was born, what you find in these records are the reasons for your...

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Francis Forbes - Correspondence relating to the Sudds, Thompson, and Robison cases, ca.1824-1830

Francis Forbes - Correspondence relating to the Sudds, Thompson, and Robison cases, ca.1824-1830

In 1826, the privates Joseph Sudds and Patrick Thompson deliberately committed theft in the expectation that they would be transported, a fate they believed to be preferable to continued service in the army. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Darling, Governor of N.S.W., commuted their sentence to a...

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Hassall family papers, 1793-2000

Hassall family papers, 1793-2000

Hassall Family Papers https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/1Jk404VY This collection contains correspondence, diaries, ledgers, and letter books produced by several generations of the Hassall family. Rowland Hassall (1768–1820) was born in Coventry, England, and was one of the first...

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Vocabulary of New South Wales Aboriginal Dialects

Vocabulary of New South Wales Aboriginal Dialects

This collection includes word lists of Indigenous Australian to English (6 volumes), and English to Indigenous Australian (4 volumes), with map, and location index in Volume 01.

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Gillette Safety Razor Company - Cables and radio scripts concerning the 'bodyline' cricket series, 1932-1933

Gillette Safety Razor Company - Cables and radio scripts concerning the 'bodyline' cricket series, 1932-1933

Bodyline cricket series https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YolEXLy9 Restrictions on commercial radio in the United Kingdom in the 1930s resulted in radio stations being established on the continent beamed directly to the United Kingdom. The main station was situated in Paris. One of its...

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Claude Fraser Diary

Claude Fraser Diary

This diary was kept by 18 year old Claude Fraser from Queensland, who volunteered for deployment with the Graves Registration Unit in 1919. The men were tasked with locating, exhuming, identifying and reburying of Australian war dead on the battlefields of France in 1919.

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Emily Caroline Creaghe - Diary, 22 Dec. 1882 - 5 Sept. 1883

Emily Caroline Creaghe - Diary, 22 Dec. 1882 - 5 Sept. 1883

Describes her journey from Sydney in the ship Corea with calls at Queensland ports, reaching Thursday Island 9 Jan. 1883, arrival at Flinders telegraph station 14 Jan. 1883, and the journey from Normanton to Port Darwin, sailing from Port Darwin for Sydney 22 Aug. 1883 on the steamer Feilung....

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Colonial Secretary's Correspondence

Colonial Secretary's Correspondence

State Library of Queensland has digitised the Colonial Secretary's letters received relating to Moreton Bay and Queensland 1822-1860 from a microfilm collection. This large collection of more than 42,000 pages of correspondence over nearly 40 years has been challenging to research. Volunteer...

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Colonial Secretary's Inwards Correspondence (S5253)

Colonial Secretary's Inwards Correspondence (S5253)

This is the main series of letters received by the Colonial Secretary's Office, and was started following separation from New South Wales in December 1859. The Colonial Secretary’s correspondence contains fascinating stories from the people living and working in the new state of Queensland, in...

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Miles Franklin diaries and personal papers

Miles Franklin diaries and personal papers

Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin – known as Stella to her family and friends, and as Miles to her readers – was born on 14 October 1879. The young Miles published her best-known and much-loved work My Brilliant Career in 1901. One of the greatest insights into the life of Miles Franklin is...

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Sydney Female Refuge Society records

Sydney Female Refuge Society records

In 1848 the Sydney Female Refuge Society was established to provide a home for women escaping from prostitution and for young unmarried girls who fell pregnant. This collection includes the digitised pages of three 'minute books' from the Society records. The refuge was established on 21...

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Parma Diary

Parma Diary

This diary contains personal experiences of the author’s life on board the windjammer PARMA from March 1936 until July 1936. The author, Eric Stevens, writes his diary as a letter to his mother and includes several entries of his activities and jobs while travelling on the PARMA. He recounts the...

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Diary of Harry Andrewartha

Diary of Harry Andrewartha

Harry Andrewartha, writes of his personal experiences as an apprentice on board the windjammer Moshulu. He talks about his voyage from Port Victoria to England via Cape Horn and presents a daily description of his time on the Moshulu performing his duties as an apprentice, the weather (an...

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George Jeffrey, Protector Diary

George Jeffrey, Protector Diary

This diary, written by George Frederik Jeffery, talks about an expedition on board the H.M.S Protector from Port Adelaide to the Boxer Rebellion in China. Commencing on 6 August 1900, Jeffery writes of his experiences on board the PROTECTOR. He explains the entire journey as they stop at...

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alt-text test

alt-text test

experiment setting up an alt-text creation project

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Betty Perrett diary

Betty Perrett diary

A diary written by 17 year old Betty Perrett who was living in Kilkivan in the Gympie region of Queensland, Australia. It documents her life working as a nanny in the nearby town of Goomeri and later in the Brisbane suburb of Lutwyche. In the diary she discusses her social life attending balls...

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Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 Correspondence, 1944

Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 Correspondence, 1944

Alan Hooper served in New Guinea during the Second World War with 1 Papuan Infantry Battalion (1 PIB) and Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU). These narratives lead us through his wartime experiences in New Guinea, and the life of his new bride Nancy at home in Brisbane. Hooper...

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