Document ReferenceOs C 297
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison; 26 Nov. 1850
Date26 November 1850
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to previous letter concerning Alfred Denison who is remaining on his property in New South Wales despite drought; refers to rise in labour prices; informs him that Sydney legislature rejected Lord Grey's convict proposals; discusses parliamentary bill on colonial government; states that he does not expect anti-transporation faction to make headway; refers to public works; comments on land system which depends on labour market; believes local legislative should oversee land revenues; refers to building of new ballroom; comments on local produce and his experiments in vegetable growing; refers to correspondence with George Denison on education; states that he is proposing Education Bill in new Council; comments on religious schools.
Termschools, religious
agriculture, crops
agricultural improvements
social news, Van Diemen's Land
colonies, Van Diemen's Land
colonial affairs, labour
parliamentary business, bills
colonial affairs, convicts
punishments, transportation
animals, sheep
trade, wool
weather, drought, Australia

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA8650Denison; Henry (1810-1858); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1810-1858
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA1017Denison; George A. (1805-1896); Rev.; archdeacon of Taunton 1851 brother of J.E. Denison1805-1896
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
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
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