Document ReferenceOs C 290
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison; 17 Sept. 1848
Date17 September 1848
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that post is to leave on American ship to Hong Kong and steamer via India and he is forwarding letter from Mr Hart of Australian Bank for Lord Grey; believes that discussion of colonial institutions is likely in 1849 parliamentary session; informs him that it is proposed to extend New South Wales priviledges to rest of Australian colonies; has advised Grey to set up second chamber of Government; discusses role of executive and legislative; comments that he does not want to create 'aristocracy' with Upper House appointment and believes French revolutions illustrate failure of system; comments on secure finances of colony; refers to increase in wages if transportation abolished; comments on depression in wool market; refers to mineral wealth of colony; comments on family and new baby.
Termminerals, coal
markets, wool
economic affairs
punishments, transportation
governments, Van Diemen's Land 1848
patronage, social
colonies, Australia
postal service
colonial affairs, finances
family news, Denison family

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9870Hart; John (1809-1873); Mr; pioneer colonist1809-1873
NA7509Louis Philippe (1773-1850); King of the French; (reigned 1830-48)1773-1850
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA8705Denison; Henry P. (1848-1940); Rev.; son of W.T. Denison1848-1940
NA209Denison; William E. (1843-1916); Captain; son of W.T. Denison1843-1916
NA7900Denison; Charlotte (-1859); Mrs; née Estwick; wife of John Denison; mother of J. Evelyn Denison-1859
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
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
PL8878/Port Phillip/Victoria/Australia
PL10123/Hong Kong
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