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Papers of Oswald Bloxsome, 1838-1942 [manuscript]
Bib ID 308699
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Bloxsome, Oswald, 1802-1886
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1838-1942] 
0.12 m. (4 folders) 
Summary

Original diary in Oswald Bloxsome's handwriting of a voyage to New South Wales, April-June 21, 1838. The continuation of this journal is in photographic form and covers the remainder of Bloxsome's journey until he landed in Sydney on August 3. The continuation also exists in typed transcript form with a biographical note on Bloxsome written by Emmeline Fisher nee Bloxsome, London 1926. Photostat of A short biography of Oswald Bloxsome compiled by Herbert S. Bloxsome, 1942. Offprint from the Australian Historical Society journal, vol. 2, pt. 10 (1909), p. 230-270. Photograph of sketch of Nelson's Bay, N.S.W.

Biography/History

Bloxsome arrived in Sydney in August 1838. He held a government post managing funds for the Anglican Church and schools. He took up sheep grazing land in New England. In 1844 he built 'The Rangers', a homestead in Mosman, N.S.W., in which Oswald Brierly painted a fresco of H.M.S. Rattlesnake in a squall.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 336.

Associated materials: Papers of the Bloxsome family, 1802-1969 MS 7414, and, Diary and lease, 1845-1852 MS 5802.

Some parts of the collection have been photocopied.

Subjects Bloxsome, Oswald, 1802-1886 -- Archives.  |  Immigrants -- New South Wales -- Archives.  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Land settlement -- New South Wales.  |  New South Wales -- Emigration and immigration.  |  Mosman (N.S.W.) -- History.
Time Coverage 1838-1942 
Occupation Immigrants.  |  Selectors.

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