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Papers of Sir Thomas Brisbane, 1815-1858 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2620184
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Brisbane, Thomas, Sir, 1773-1860
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1815-1858 
56 cm. (4 boxes). 
Summary

Reports and letters dealing with his period in N.S.W. chiefly, giving detailed description of events.

Biography/History

Governor of New South Wales 1821-1825. During this period a nominee council was set up to assist the governor. He instituted many reforms in line with Commissioner Bigge's reports; abolished censorship of the press, land grants to people who would work it, systematised convict administration, set up a supreme court and allowed trial by jury in certain cases, reformed the currency. Had a lifelong interest in astronomy and built an observatory at Parramatta, and left his instruments and scientific library to the Colony.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 4036.

Source of Acquisition Nan Kivell Collection. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C298

Index/Finding Aid Note List and description of the papers is in Box 1 
Subjects Brisbane, Thomas, - Sir, - 1773-1860 - Archives.  |  Governors - New South Wales - Archives.
Time Coverage 1815-1858 
Occupation Governors

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