Document ReferenceOs C 318
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison; June 1851
Date1 June 1851-24 June 1851
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionComments that he has been given advice by Denison on his brusque manner and states he is conscious of own strong opinions; refers to unfavourable dispatches published by Colonial Office; states that he has had to be strict with public officers who are now more competent; mentions opposition of General Power whom he has reported to Lord Grey; reflects on his unpopularity in Colony; believes transportation question is to be raised in next session; refers to gold being found in New South Wales which is attracting emigrants and leaving Colony short of labour; refers to attempts to remodel church system; comments on parliamentary bill; refers to family; mentions appointment of Sir Charles Fitzroy as Australia Governor-General.

f 3 is addition dated June 24th; states that he has received letter from Alfred Denison about gold digging; refers to mining licences and emigration from Sydney; believes Colony will profit more from agriculture than mining; refers to hunting; refers to Colony's contribution to Great Exhibition; comments on changes to ploughs.
Termagricultural improvements
exhibitions, Great Exhibition 1851
religions, Church of England
colonial affairs, labour
mining and extraction, gold
punishments, transportation
appointments, colonial
colonial affairs, administration
government departments, Colonial Office
family news, Denison family

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA9473Gardiner; Marguerite (1789-1849); Countess of Blessington; née Power author1789-1849
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA8692Fitzroy; Charles A. (1796-1858); Sir; governor of New South Wales 1846-501796-1858
NA8661Denison; Stephen C. (1811-1871); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1811-1871
NA9892Sutton; Ellen Manners- (-1845); Viscountess Canterbury; née Power 2nd wife of 1st Viscount Canterbury-1845
NA9475Power; Robert (1794-1869); Captain; surveyor-general of Van Dieman's Land 1841-571794-1869
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
PL8754/Bathurst/New South Wales/Australia
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
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