Document ReferenceOs C 296
TitleLetter from W.T. Denison, Government House, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison, Ossington, Nottinghamshire; 27 Aug. 1850
Date27 July 1850
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Council session is over and that members in parliament are pleased with his dispatches; mentions that Bill on colonial government is to be reintroduced; discusses attitudes of colonists; refers to employers' objections to ending transportation and 'ticket of leave' system; refers to plans for Education Bill and Road Bill; states that he wants to levy local rates and introduce pensions for public employees; comments on food duties and levels of taxation; refers to Government approval of treatment of Smith O'Brien as he had attempted to escape and join friends in America; comments on family members and refers to 'Willy's' accident; discusses Alfred Denison's estates and financial speculations; refers to dealing in wool and tallow; comments on consequences of emigration to labour market; refers to Charles Denison's financial problems and suggests he could become Denison's private secretary; believes Sir George Grey will govern Van Diemen's Land and he may govern New South Wales; mentions drought in Australia and possibility that Alfred may lose his lambs; recommends he sell sheep and move to Port Phillip.
weather, drought, Australia
patronage, personal
appointments, political
animals, sheep
financial affairs, Alfred Denison
financial affairs, Charles Denison
taxation, Van Diemen's Land
pensions, Van Diemen's Land
punishments, transportation
colonial affairs, convicts
parliamentary business, bills, Van Diemen's Land
governments, Van Diemen's Land 1850
appointments, familial

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
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
NA209Denison; William E. (1843-1916); Captain; son of W.T. Denison1843-1916
NA8650Denison; Henry (1810-1858); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1810-1858
NA8688Denison; Charles A. (1819-1877); Lieutenant-Colonel; brother of J.E. Denison1819-1877
NA8968Grey; George (1812-1898); Sir; governor of New Zealand 1845-53 1861-7; governor of Cape Colony 1854-18611812-1898
NA9767Hamilton; Edward W.T. (1809-1898); Mr; Australian landowner1809-1898
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
PL122/New South Wales/Australia
PL8878/Port Phillip/Victoria/Australia
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
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