TURNBULL (LEAKE) (née GELLION), Mary (1841-1920) (compiler); BONNEY, Frederic (1842–1921) (photographer)
Two albums of photographs and ephemera compiled by Mrs Mary Turnbull (Leake), including photographs of Aborigines on Momba Station near Wilcannia, New South Wales, and a studio portrait of pastoral heiress Letitia Sarah Leake, of Glencoe Station, South Australia. Late 1870s to early 1880s.
Album 1. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), gilt-ruled half brown morocco over tan pebbled cloth boards (detached from contents), upper board with the initials ‘M. T.’ stamped in gilt, spine with raised gilt bands; all edges gilt, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of Charlwood & Son, Bourke Street, Melbourne;  leaves (thickish paper stock, the …
More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints.
Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1984. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 444). Large octavo, fine pictorial cloth boards in like dust jacket, colour frontispiece plate, 389 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, a fine copy.
LEAKE, Robert Rowland (1811-1860)
[TASMANIA; SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Manuscript letter from grazier Robert Leake to his brother, Edward Leake of Lewisham near Campbell Town, Van Diemen’s Land. Adelaide, October 1838.
Entire letter. Folding letter sheet, 315 x 200 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘J. Green & Co. 1836’, cross-written on  pages; headed ‘Adelaide S.A. / October 31st 1838’ and signed ‘Your affectionate brother Robt. Leake’, the letter is addressed on the outer side to ‘Edward Leake Esq. / Lewisham / near …
REID, Peter Laurie (1833-1911)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm (mount); verso with photographer’s manuscript in ink ‘Mr. Reid, Photographer’; the print appears to be one of Reid’s own copy prints, rather than having been made from the original negative; in fine condition. At the time this rare photograph of Quorn Hall was taken …
[COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF CONVICTS]
[TASMANIA] Convict record of Thomas Watson, sentenced at the Gloucester Assizes in August 1833 to 7 years transportation to Van Diemen’s Land; arrived on the John Barry, August 1834; remained in penal servitude until July 1845.
Single parchment sheet, 300 x 250 mm; manuscript in ink, densely written across 1 1/2 pages, the entries covering the period August 1834 to July 1845, written in many different hands and in different locations in Van Diemen’s Land; the prisoner’s physical description and background are entered in the upper margin recto, and beside it …
BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)
Governor Davey’s Proclamation to the Aborigines, 1816. Presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Bolter, 1867.
[Circa 1890]. [Title from image]. Albumen print photograph of a lithograph held in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum; 260 x 180 mm, blind stamped J. W. Beattie, Photographer, Hobart at lower left; laid down recto of a leaf removed from a 19th-century album; some short edge tears and light foxing at top edge, otherwise in …
[VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. COLLECTOR OF INTERNAL REVENUE]
[TASMANIA; WINE] Licence issued to Messrs. Henty & Company, Launceston, in pursuance of An Act for the Licensing of Wholesale Dealers in Wine and Sprituous Liquors. January 1842.
[Hobart Town : s.n.], 1842. Foolscap folio, 330 x 200 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper with Britannia watermark; the manuscript entries record the successful application by Messrs. Henty & Co., Launceston, for a licence ‘to be a Dealer, under the said Act, In Wine and in Brandy, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Cordials, and …
[MULGRAVE, Peter Archer, 1778-1847]
Hobart Town : Printed and published by John Campbell MacDougall, at the Tasmanian Office, Elizabeth Street, March 21 1828. Folio newspaper,  pp, upper margin of first page with subscriber’s name ‘P. A. Mulgrave, J.P.’ inscribed in ink and 2d newspaper duty stamp in orange; old folds (some tearing along the fold lines); a fragile …
BAILY, Henry Hall (1839-1896)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount); recto with a fully contemporary pencilled inscription beneath the image: ‘Capt. Baily’ [sic]; verso with a back mark design incorporating a ship’s masthead and pennant on which is emblazoned the name and address of the photographer, ‘H. H. Baily, Elizabeth St. Hobart Town’; the …
Albumen print photograph in carte de visite format, 93 x 59 mm (mount); no studio imprint; verso with a later nineteenth-century inscription in pencil: ‘My own, own darling. Given to me one afternoon in the Domain. Darling of [Cl…..]’; the print is pale and has lost some contrast, but the regimental number ’14’ is still very …
GREAT BRITAIN. COMMISSIONERS FOR EMIGRATION.
The Commissioners for Emigration have collected the following information for the use of Persons desirous of emigrating to New South Wales and Van Dieman’s [sic] Land. [Drop title]. [London] : Colonial Office, 1831. Foolscap folio (335 x 200 mm), contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt (worn at corners and with a …
WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911); WOOLLEY, Charles (1834-1922); (TRUGANINI) TRUGERNANNER (1812?-1876); WILLIAM LANNE (1835?-1869)
Twin photographic portraits of Trugernanner (Truganini) and William Lanne, taken at Oyster Cove in 1866 by Charles Woolley.
Two albumen print photographs, each approximately 150 x 100 mm (sheet), both blind stamped at lower left ‘A. Winter, Photo., Hobart Town’; laid down on their original mount of thick card, with respective captions in ink in the lower margin: ‘Trucanini, last of Tasmanians (a woman) / Billy or William Lannie – the last native …
MURDOCH, Peter (1795-1871); FORSTER, Matthew (1796-1846)
[TASMANIA; POLICE] Manuscript letter from the Police Magistrate at Richmond, Peter Murdoch, to the Chief Magistrate of Police in Van Diemen’s Land, alleging that six local constables have obtained rations from him by deception. June 1834.
Foolscap folio bifolium, 320 x 205 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘Clarke & Co. 1831’, 1 1/2 pages; autograph letter signed by Peter Murdoch, Chief Magistrate of Police at Richmond, addressed to the Chief Magistrate of Police in Van Diemen’s Land (Matthew Forster) in Hobart Town, headed ‘Richmond Police Office 16 June 1834’; …
[COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF CONVICTS]
[TASMANIA] Convict record of John Jones, sentenced at the Lancaster Quarter Session in July 1837 to transportation for life to Van Diemen’s Land; arrived on the Neptune, January 1838; remained in penal servitude until April 1844.
Single parchment sheet, 330 x 200 mm; manuscript in ink, densely written on 1 page, the entries covering the period January 1838 to April 1844, written in several different hands and in different locations in Van Diemen’s Land; the prisoner’s physical description and background are entered in the upper margin recto; light staining and rubbing …
WENTWORTH, D'Arcy (jun.) (1793-1861)
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Information and Complaint of William Campbell and John Riley, assigned servants to John Knight of King’s Meadows, and of fellow convict John McAlister, testifying against the convict Edward Silvey for the theft food, clothing and tools from Knight. Launceston, December 1840.
Foolscap folio, 320 x 200 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘Newton 1838’, 8 pages, original ribbon tie; the sworn testimonies of William Campbell and John Riley, assigned servants of John Knight, and of the convict John McAlister, in the case against fellow convict Edward Silvey (aka Selvey), a prisoner who stands accused …
CLARK, John; [FRIEND, Charles] [McGINNIS, James] [BICKERDIKE, Ruth] [FRANKS, William]
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Record of summons for James McGinnes for a charge brought by the Chief District Constable, for allowing a transported female convict to unlawfully remain on his premises. Launceston, June 1836.
[Hobart Town : s.n.], 1836. Foolscap folio, 335 x 210 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper watermarked ‘Harris & Tremlett 1834’; headed ‘Information. Van Diemen’s Land (To wit.)’ and dated 25 June 1836, the manuscript entries record that on 22 June, at Launceston, Charles Friend, the Chief District Constable, informed John Clark Esq., …