Document ReferenceOs C 198
TitleLetter from H. Denison, Sydney, Australia, to J.E. Denison, Ossington, Nottinghamshire; 1 June 1840
Date1 June 1840
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionComments on delays in receiving letters; inform him that he is leaving for 'New England' [Queensland] and discusses farmers in area; is intending to have cattle station; expresses views on land system of squatters and small managers; comments on shortage of labour and depression in wool market; believes convict labour system should be replaced by free migration or assignment; lists cattle and sheep prices; refers to importation of Durham bulls; comments on changes in society of colony; criticises rehabilitation of convicts on Norfolk Island; hopes Denison will support emigration of free labour; discusses weather; is giving letter of introduction to Mr Atkinson who is returning to England; Mrs Dumaresq is also returning; requests that Denison sends out Durham bulls; mentions William Denison; has news of Kentucky bonds.

Holograph note by J.E. Denison on f 3v; reads 'Henry to me - Sydney June 1840 - for Durham Bulls & cows, and brood mares'.
Termcolonial affairs, colonisation
travel, Australia
agriculture, livestock
animals, cattle
animals, sheep
colonial affairs, labour
social life, Australia
markets, wool
land, rights to

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA9767Hamilton; Edward W.T. (1809-1898); Mr; Australian landowner1809-1898
NA9766Dumaresq; Elizabeth S. (-1877); Mrs; née Butler-Danvers wife of H. Dumaresq-1877
NA8650Denison; Henry (1810-1858); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1810-1858
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
PL8760/Norfolk Island/Australia
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