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Papers of James Coutts Crawford [microform] : [M600, M687-688] 1837-1880 microfilmed by the AJCP
Bib ID 1870528
Format ManuscriptManuscript, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Crawford, James Coutts, 1817-1889
 
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Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
3 microfilm reels ; 35 mm + 20 photographs. 
Summary

1) 11 v. of diaries, 1837-64 (less 1849-56). Describe places he visited and his work in Australia and New Zealand. 2) Letters to Crawford 1840-75, about family and business and building activity in New Zealand, the Fitzroy mines and the Richmond Hill silver mine, Vic. Correspondents include Capt. Wm Loring, J.C. Bidwell, B.W. Mountfort. 3) MSS entitled 'Drafts for book Australia Section 1838-9' and 'Reminiscences, perhaps drafts for New Zealand Section of book'. These drafts give fuller descriptions than corresponding chapters in his book, "Recollections of travel in New Zealand and Australia". 4) Sketchbook of a journey up the Wanganui River, depicting Maoris, settlements and landscapes and a collection of watercolours and drawings of Australia and New Zealand. Subjects include Glebe 1844-49, and other parts of Sydney, Eton Vale, Qld., Mount Egmont and Taranaki, N.Z.

Biography/History

Explorer and settler. Crawford arrived in Sydney in Oct. 1838 and overlanded cattle to Adelaide. He went to New Zealand in 1839, then returned to England. In 1845 he rented "Forest Lodge", Sydney and purchased "Eton Vale", Darling Downs, Qld., in partnership with Sir Arthur Hodgson. 1847-48 he observed geological structures throughout N.S.W. and in 1862 made a geological survey of Wellington Province, N.Z. He settled at Miraman in N.Z. and was an M.L.C., magistrate and sheriff at Wellington.

Notes

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.

National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series M600, M687-688.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-727822226

Microfilm copy of originals held in private ownership

Cited In

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 38, p. 29

Subjects Crawford, James Coutts, 1817-1889 -- Archives.  |  Pioneers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Pioneers -- New Zealand -- Archives.  |  Maori (New Zealand people)  |  Australia -- Description and travel -- To 1850.  |  New Zealand -- Description and travel.
Time Coverage 1851, 1862 
Other authors/contributors Australian Joint Copying Project  |  National Library of Australia  |  State Library of New South Wales

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Collect from: Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
Call Number: Mfm M 600
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
Call Number: Mfm M 687-688
Status: Available
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Mfm M 600 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
Mfm M 687-688 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History

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