Item F1682 - Diaries, 1908 Nov 21-1926 Oct 10

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Diaries, 1908 Nov 21-1926 Oct 10


  • 1908-1926. (Creation)

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6 v. ; 21 cm.

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Reverend Robert Hugh Wilson was a minister who served in the Presbyterian missions to Aborigines, at Aurukun, Queensland (1908-1911), then in Western Australia, at Broome, Port George and Kunmunya, and from 22 November 1918 to 1940 at Mornington Island, Queensland.

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Xerox copies of holograph diary.
Diary entries for 23 Sept 1922 to 30 June 1923 not by Reverend Wilson. Probably by Mr. H. Dyer, who was in charge during the Wilson's absence.

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Five bound volumes, one (v.6) unbound.
v.1. Nov 21 1908-Dec 31 1912
v.2. Jan 1913-Jan 1915
v.3. July 9 1915-Oct 30 1917
v.4. Dec 9 1918-Sept 20 1922
v.5. Sept 23 1922-April 30 1925
v.6. May 1 1925-Oct 10 1926.

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  • English

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Originals held by State Library of Queensland: 8074, Reverend Robert Hugh Wilson Papers 1908-1939.

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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Joanna Cruickshank & Patricia Grimshaw (2015). '"I had gone to teach but stayed to learn": Geraldine MacKenzie at Aurukun Mission, 1925-1965', Journal of Australian Studies, 39:1, 54-65.
Cruickshank, J., & Grimshaw, P. (2019). White Women, Aboriginal Missions and Australian Settler Governments. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
Wharton, G. S., & Presbyterian Church of Queensland. (2000). Mission time: a guide to Queensland Presbyterian Church records relating to the Gulf missions at Aurukun, Mapoon, Mornington Island, Weipa and the Thursday Island Mission Agency, 1891 to 1978. PCE Press.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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