Document ReferenceOs C 285
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison, Ossington, Nottinghamshire; 8 Aug. 1847
Date8 August 1847
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionContinues discussion of transportation from last letter; has heard from England that transportation is to cease but believes people in colonies are not grateful; believes remaining convicts will supply secure labour for few years but consequences will be felt in higher wages; states that colony population is decreasing with migration; has plans for improving transport and education in colony; believes colony should rely on local rather than Government contributions; discusses division of church and public schools; states that he wants to levy compulsory school rate; informs him that he has problems with Colonial Office appointees.
Termappointments, colonial
punishments, transportation
colonial affairs, labour
colonial affairs, administration
schools, religious
government departments, Colonial Office

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA982Gladstone; William E. (1809-1898); P.M. 1868-74 1880-85 1886 1892-941809-1898
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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PL8878/Port Phillip/Victoria/Australia
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