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TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Sydney, Australia, to W.E. Denison and F.G. Denison; 12 Apr. 1857
Date12 April 1857
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to political problems in Van Diemen's Land; discusses family news and activities; discusses work of [Thomas] Arnold; refers to attending lecture on wood engraving; he has been trying a new horse; refers to celebrations for their sister Susan's birthday; comments on forthcoming marriage of W.J. MacLeay; describes attending ceremony to confer degrees at University [of Sydney]; refers to incident when Catholic members walked out of ceremony; discusses trying out new 'megaethon' steam engine which can travel over all terrain; states that he is to have false teeth fitted and reminds them to have their teeth checked regularly; refers to gift of a kangaroo; comments on health of family members; discusses man's inability to understand God's motives.

Previous page numbering 51-52.
Termpolitics, colonial
lectures, wood engraving
animals, horses
family news, Denison family
universities, University of Sydney
religion, attitudes towards
social news
machinery, steam
dental treatment
animals, kangaroos
ceremonies, graduation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA8695Denison; Lucy E. (1846-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1846-
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA8694Denison; Mary C. (1839-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1839-
NA8698Breeks; Susan M. (1841-); Mrs; daughter of W.T. Denison1841-
NA1899Arnold; Thomas (1795-1842); Dr; headmaster of Rugby school 1828-42; author1795-1842
NA8704Denison; Alfred J. (1857-1943); Mr; son of W.T. Denison1857-1943
NA8696Denison; Caroline E. (1850-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1850-
NA8831MacLeay; Susan E. (-1903); Lady MacLeay; née Thomson wife of Sir W.J. MacLeay-1903
NA8842MacLeay; William J. (1820-1891); Sir; Australian politician and natural scientist1820-1891
NA8894Barker; Frederick (1808-1882); Bishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of Australia; bishop 18541808-1882
NA8879Polding; John B. (1794-1877); Archbishop of Sydney; Catholic consecrated 18421794-1877
NA8736Plunkett; John H. (1802-1869); Mr; lawyer and politician1802-1869
NA8855Therry; Ann (fl 1829-1858); Lady Therry; née Corley previously Reilly wife of Sir R. Therryfl 1829-1858
NA8815Therry; Roger (1800-1874); Sir; judge1800-1874
NA8874Belisario; John (1820-1900); Dr; Australian dental surgeon1820-1900
NA8697Denison; James E. (1853-1892); Rev.; son of W.T. Denison1853-1892
NA8749Denison; Charles (1855-1858); Mr; son of W.T. Denison1855-1858
NA8970Gregson; Thomas G. (1798-1874); Mr; Tasmanian politician1798-1874
NA8882Salting; George (1835-1909); Mr; art collector1835-1909
NA8971Salting; Severin K. (1805-1865); Mr; Australian merchant and landowner1805-1865
NA8883Salting; William S. (1837-1905); Mr1837-1905
NA8740Thomson; Edward Deas (1800-1879); Sir; Australian public servant1800-1879
NA8866Merewether; Francis L.S. (1811-1899); Mr; Australian public servant and university chancellor1811-1899
NA8796Scott; - (fl 1856-1858); Captain; A.D.C. to Sir W.T. Denison 186-8; of the 11th Footfl 1856-1858
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA209Denison; William E. (1843-1916); Captain; son of W.T. Denison1843-1916
NA210Denison; Frank G. (1844-); son of W.T. Denison1844-
PL123/Van Diemen's Land
PL8807/Hobart Town/Tasmania
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
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