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  • Title
    William Noah - 'A Voyage to Sydney in New South Wales in 1798 & 1799' and 'A Few Remarks of the County of Cumberland in New South Wales, 1798-1799
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/DLMS 32
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1798 - 1799
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    411771
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 volume - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Noah was sentenced to death for burglary in 1797 at the age of 43. The sentence was commuted to transportation for life. From Newgate Prison he was taken to the transport ship Hillsborough. During the voyage to Sydney one third of the convicts on board died. Noah arrived in Sydney on 26 July 1799. He received a conditional pardon in 1815 and an absolute pardon in 1818. He became a clerk in the Government lumber yard and died in 1827.
  • Scope and Content
    'A List of the Ship's Company of the Hillsborough that saild from Portsmouth on Thursday the 20th of December 1798 for Sydney in New South Wales', pp.1-2.
    'A Narrative of the proceding and Voyage in the Hilborough Capt William Hingston to Sidney in New South Wales of 300 Convicts 1798 & 1799', pp.3-63.
    'A List of the Convicts sent from Newgate Octr 18 1798', p.64.
    'A list of the Convicts sent from the Stanishlaws Hulk (Woolwich) October the 20th 1798 that went for Sydney in New South Wales', pp.65-66.
    'A List of the Convicts sent from the Prudentia Hulk Woolwich Octr 20 1798 that went for Sydney in New South Wales', pp.67-69
    'A List of the Convicts sent from the Lyon Hulk Portsmouth 22 of November 1798 that went for Sydney in New South WAles', pp.69-72.
    'A List of the Convicts sent from the Lafortuna & Ceres Hulks Portsmouth the 24 of November 1798 that went for Sydney New South Wales', pp.72-74.
    'A few Remarks of the County of Cumberland in New South Wales', 12pp. Includes a brief description of Sydney and mentions the settlements at Rose Hill, Parramatta and on the Hawkesbury; the social and commercial conditions of the colony; and Norfolk Island. Also gives descriptions of the Aboriginal people, and flora and fauna.
  • Source
    Bequest of Sir William Dixson in 1952
  • General note

    The 'Narrative...' is addressed 'Dear Sister' and the 'Remarks...' which are in the same hand, are signed 'Your Ever Effectionate Bror Wm. Noah'. Judging from the evenness and neatness of the handwriting, the 'Narrative...' may have been written up from a diary that Noah kept on the voyage.
    A typed transcript (39pp.) is located at DLMSQ 44 and an index to it compiled by Walter Jeffery is at DLMSQ 45 and DLMSQ 70. Another typescript is located at DLMSQ 49 (88pp.). Notes on William Noah and his manuscript compiled in the Library are filed at DLMS 32n.

    Microfilm copy available at MAV/FM3/494, frames 1 - 75
    Transferred from DLSPENCER 380
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823459
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