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Conditional pardon and doll's chest of drawers

  • F1092
  • File
  • 1842 - 1844

Conditional pardon for Thomas Clarke, signed by Governor Gipps and registered on August 8, 1843 and a set of doll's drawers made by Clarke.

Clarke, Thomas

Letters to Mary Anne Ruck from members of the Atkin family

  • F3340
  • File
  • 1865-1867.

This file is comprised of copies (handwritten and typed) of letters written by the Atkin family to Mary Anne Ruck. Newly weds, Robert and Mary Atkin, together with Robert's sister Grace Atkin and his mother Alice Atkin arrived in Brisbane on the vessel the Wansfell on 23 March 1865, from England. The vessel left on 11 November 1864. They travelled by steamer to Rockhampton and eventually settled at Herberts Creek about 100 km from Rockhampton. The letters cover the time in Central Queensland, before moving to Brisbane.

There is an exercise book of handwritten copies of the letters with the cover missing and bottom and side edges appearing to be burnt; 18 leaves of photocopies of typed copies of the letters rom 1865 to 1867 [?], with handwritten annotations in red pen; additional 5 leaves of photocopies of typed copies, no annotations with the title on the cover page 'Copies of letters written to Mrs. Ruck from Queensland 1865-1867 Mary G. [sic] Atkin, Robert L. Atkin, Grace I. [sic] Atkin'; 7 leaves handwritten notes about the letters; 'The Wansfell' (1 leaf printout from The Courier, 1865 Mar 24); 2 leaves (plus title pages) about the Wansfell (photocopies from 'Log of logs : Vol. 2' by Ian Nicholson).

Ruck, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1920

Frank Gordon McKean letters

  • F1070
  • File
  • 1862-1867.

Letters to Frank Gordon McKean who left Elgen, Scotland in 1862 for Queensland. Includes examples of cross writing. Accompanying handwritten notes, on three leaves, by John Sutherlandlist the letters. Correspondence includes:
• Letter of introduction give to Frank from Alexander Munro to his brother Douglas Munro, a resident of Queensland;
• Anne Gordon of Elgen, his aunt;
• F. S. McKean, father of Frank;
• letters from Alexander Raff;
• Robert Mitchell;
• a letter from James Cook, Invercargill N.A. to Mrs McKean, which was forwarded to Frank;
• Charles B. Barff;
• letters from John R. Barff;
• portion of a letter from his mother;
• letter from John Fenwick forwarding mail from Mrs McKean (on the reverse is a circular issued by John Fenwish & Co, Brisbane 5 December 1864)

There are envelopes, partial and whole, most of which are addressed to Frank Gordon.

McKean, Frank Gordon

Cuthbert Edward Peek at Jimbour House for transit of Venus

Photocopies of extracts from letters written by Cuthbert Edward Peek while on the Queensland and British 1882 Transit Expedition, 29 Oct to 18 Dec 1882, 3 copies. [Cuthbert Edward Peek was a self-funded amateur astronomer who joined the official observers from the Royal Geographical Society that travelled to Jimbour Station and chose Jimbour House as the transit station to observe the transit of Venus; Jimbour House had been recently vacated].

Bell family

Brisbane School of Arts Hall Theatre Program File

  • FTPF11
  • File
  • 1851-c1884.

This series contains material such as theatre programs, concert notes, invitations and ephemeral items relating to Australian theatres.

Brisbane School of Arts Hall

Magic lantern projector and glass slides [ca. 1885?]

  • F3786
  • File
  • [ca. 1885?]

Kerosene-fuelled magic lantern projector [possibly made by John Browning of The Strand, London circa 1885], 7 wooden mounting frames for use in projector, 24 glass slides [some of Melbourne, circa 1890s?].
Glass slides are mostly colour and 8 x 8 cm, supplied titles in square brackets:

  1. [Lantern slide, with drawing of a rooster, undated]. --
  2. [Lantern slide, with illustration depicting a cat peeping over table at rats eating a cake, undated]. --
  3. [Lantern slide with text of 'Rule, Britannia' by James Thomson, undated]. --
  4. [Lantern slide, with illustration of sparrows, undated]. --
  5. [Two brown treecreepers perched on a chopped tree trunk fixed to a base, undated]. --
  6. [Carnations, undated]. --
  7. [Carnations, undated]. --
  8. [Carnations, undated]. --
  9. [View of the Upper Ward towards the northwest, with George IV gateway at the extreme left, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, undated]. --
  10. [View of unidentified building, road in foreground, unidentified location, undated]. --
  11. [Lantern slide, with illustration of a castle by a river, showing a boat in the foreground and a bridge, trees and bird flying in background, undated]. --
  12. [Sculpture, bust of woman, undated]. --
  13. St Kilda foreshore, Melbourne, [ca. 1914?]. --
  14. [View of unidentified street, unidentified location, c1900 - ?]. --
  15. Railway Buildings, Spencer Street, [Melbourne, undated]. --
  16. [View of trams on tram track, Melbourne, undated]. --
  17. Botanic Gardens [with view of Government House from lake, Melbourne, undated]. --
  18. Coburg gardens, [Melbourne, undated]. --
  19. Camberwell, TH GDNS [gardens?], [Our Lady of Victories in background, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, undated]. --
  20. [View of Place de la Bastille with Colonne de Juillet at centre, Paris, undated]. --
  21. Blank slide. --
  22. [Four hand painted scenes].

Browning, John, 1835-1925

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