Document ReferenceOs C 295
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, [Van Diemen's Land], to J.E. Denison; 12 Nov. 1849
Date12 November 1849
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he has received Irish rebels; comments on effects of transportation for 'educated' convicts; lists convicts such as 'lawyers and clerks'; refers to [William] Smith O'Brien's refusal of 'ticket of leave'; refers to Cape colony refusal to become penal colony and its denial of entry to Navy and troops entry; states that he has had details from Mrs Georgiana Eyre's letter; believes cheap labour to be necessary for colony's development; informs him that Government is opposed to upper and lower house system and Bill has been withdrawn; states that Privy Council approves of changing system and Lord Russell has left land price decisions to the Council; comments on legislative and executive functions; describes land in colony; refers to tariffs; states that Montagu's case has been argued; informs him that estimates for Road Bill carried in Council and he is hoping to reduce duties.
Termlegal cases, Algernon Montagu
land, value of
governments, Van Diemen's Land 1849
parliamentary business, bills, Road Bill
colonial affairs, labour
navies, British
punishments, transportation
penal system, colonies
civil disorder, Irish rebellion 1848

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9476O'Brien; William S. (1803-1864); Mr; M.P. 1835-49 Young Irelander1803-1864
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
NA9879Eyre; Georgiana L. (fl 1841-1855); Mrs; née Bridgeman Simpsonfl 1841-1855
NA9880Eyre; William (1805-1859); Sir; Major-General1805-1859
NA9876Montagu; Algernon S. (1802-1880); Mr; Puisne Judge of Supreme Court Van Diemen's Land 18471802-1880
NA9881Bailey; William (1806-1879); Rev.; convict1806-1879
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
PL225/South Africa
PL10130/Cape Colony
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
PL8740/Hobart Town/Van Diemen's Land
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