Document ReferenceOs C 289
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire; 20 July 1848
Date20 July 1848
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on news of revolutions in Europe; states that Australia and Van Diemen's Land are relatively free of republican sympathies; calls for change in governmental system and recommends changes to Lord Grey; discusses possible modifications in colonial government; believes men are 'too level' and believes that more hierarchical structure needed; comments on difference between rich and poor; believes in colonies only wealth divides people; states that he wishes to introduce upper and lower house in Government; informs him that he was defeated on education measure; comments on church revenues and clergy in colony; has written to Henry Denison about tour of colony; refers to farming and land values; refers to members of family.
Termland, value of
travel, Van Diemen's Land
governments, Van Diemen's Land 1848
colonial affairs, government reform
revolutions, European 1848
social attitudes
poverty, attitudes towards
financial affairs, ecclesiastical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA1899Arnold; Thomas (1795-1842); Dr; headmaster of Rugby school 1828-42; author1795-1842
NA8871Nixon; Francis R. (1803-1879); Bishop of Van Diemen's Land; consecrated 18421803-1879
NA8650Denison; Henry (1810-1858); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1810-1858
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
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
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
PL122/New South Wales/Australia
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