Document ReferenceOs C 547
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison; 12 Jan. 1852
Date12 January 1852
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to change in opposition to his government due to elections; states that constitution of Legislative Council is superior to those of Adelaide and Victoria; refers to wool production; states that he is encouraging agriculturalists; refers to anti-transportation element in council; labour supply reduced in colony due to gold discovery in Port Philip; believes convicts are main supply of agricultural labour; refers to land fund; informs him that he has heard from Alfred [Denison]; states that levels of crop production have increased; refers to Denison and Lady Charlotte's trip to Pyrenees; asks Denison to enquire at Colonial Office on his behalf; is sending home paintings; refers to George [Denison]'s views on relationship between Church and State.
Termreligions, Church of England
agriculture, crops
transport, ships
gold, discovery of
punishments, transportation
colonial affairs, administration
colonies, Van Diemen's Land
colonial affairs, Australia
elections, Van Diemen's Land
trade, wool
travel, Europe
government departments, Colonial Office

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
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
PL8878/Port Phillip/Victoria/Australia
PL8746/Adelaide/South Australia/Australia
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