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Oceania (continent)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Letter from John Fawkner to Alexander Simen, 1836 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/39
Scope and Contents

Two copies of a letter written from Port Phillip, 2 May 1836, discussing the foundation of the settlement at Melbourne in 1803 and its bright prospects. The collection comprises a manuscript copy (7 pages), which may be contemporary, and an undated typescript duplicate (4 pages). There are two accompanying pieces of correspondence, 1945-1946, regarding the gift of the manuscript copy to the R.C.S.

Dates: 1836 - 1945
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