Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volumes 1-6 Set
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (5862 pages)
Year: (1921-1923) 2011
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
The Historical Records of Australia Series III, published 1921-1923, covers despatches and papers relating to the settlement of the states.
The reproduction of the actual material gives an invaluable insight into the lives, frustrations, triumphs and failures of the settlers and settlements. comprehensive indexes allow easy access to individual events.
LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR COLLINS TO UNDER SECRETARY SULLIVAN.
(Despatch per brig Lady Nelson and H.M.S. Calcutta.)
Head-Quarters Camp, Sullivan Cove,
Derwent River, 4th March, 1804.
I am concerned to acquaint you that many of the articles sent out for the Settlement intended to be formed in Bass Straits have been constructed of very bad Materials. I have the following Observations to make on them:-
The Axes in general are so soft that the commonest Wood will turn their Edges.
Of the Gimblets, scarce one in a dozen will stand boring twice.
The Iron is mostly rolled, not wrought, as it ought to have been.
The Materials for making and mending the Convicts' Cloathing are both very bad. The thread is nearly all rotten, and none of the Twist mentioned in the Invoice appears to have been sent out.
The Ordnance has been put on board incomplete, and of the four Iron Guns, two of them are twelve-, and the other two Six-Pounders, and these are, moreover, odd Guns.
Of the Triangle, which was sent to weigh them, one of the Legs was found entirely rotten ...
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Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 1
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 2
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 3
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 4
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 5
Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Volume 6