Document ReferenceOs C 30
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to H. Denison; 23 Feb. n.y. [1852]
Date23 February 1852
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionBelieves his personal authority has been undermined in Colony by Government's dealings with Irish convicts such as Smith O'Brien; refers to judges and position of Queen in colonies with regard to issue of warrants; asks Stephen Denison to enquire into legal precedents; comments on guests; and society in Colony; comments on setting up of Australian League Against Transportation; believes that convict labour is needed in Port Phillip as inlet is to form a dock; has pressed merchants into forming Chamber of Commerce; refers to development of Port; comments on death of Colonial Secretary [Bicheno]; discusses court martial of relative of Captain Power; refers to franchise and extension of districts in colonies.

Dated from Os C 29.
Termcolonial affairs, administration
judicial system, colonial
punishments, transportation
colonial affairs, labour
business and commerce, Van Diemen's Land
politics, colonial
harbours and ports, Van Diemen's Land
social life, Van Diemen's Land

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9423Merivale; John H. (1779-1844); Mr; barrister and scholar1779-1844
NA8661Denison; Stephen C. (1811-1871); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1811-1871
NA9472Wynyard; Robert H. (1802-1864); Major-General; governor of New Zealand 1854-5 brother of E.B. Wynyard1802-1864
NA9473Gardiner; Marguerite (1789-1849); Countess of Blessington; née Power author1789-1849
NA9474Jackson; John A. (c.1809-1885); Mr; colonial agentc.1809-1885
NA9475Power; Robert (1794-1869); Captain; surveyor-general of Van Dieman's Land 1841-571794-1869
NA9476O'Brien; William S. (1803-1864); Mr; M.P. 1835-49 Young Irelander1803-1864
NA9477Bicheno; James E. (1785-1851); Mr; author and colonial secretary in Van Dieman's Land from 18511785-1851
NA6997Erskine; John Elphinstone (1806-1887); Admiral; naval commander M.P. 1865-741806-1887
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA8650Denison; Henry (1810-1858); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1810-1858
PL8750/Moreton Bay/Queensland/Australia
PL8740/Hobart Town/Van Diemen's Land
PL8878/Port Phillip/Victoria/Australia
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