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423627
  • Title
    David Collins - general and garrison orders, 1803-1808
  • Creator
  • Call number
    A 341
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1803-1808
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423627
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 1151, frames 1-360 (A 341)
  • Physical Description
    1 volume - 0.04 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    David Collins, born in London, was Deputy-Judge advocate and Lieutenant-Governor. From his arrival in Botany Bay with the First Fleet onboard the Sirius in 1788, Collins was responsible for the Colony's entire legal establishment but returned to England in 1796. In 1803 he was appointed as Lieutenant-Governor commissioned to form a new settlement in Bass Strait, sailing on the H.M.S. Calcutta. Critical of the intended site at Risdon, Collins chose Sullivan Cove as a superior location and harbour for Hobart Town. -- Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.1, 1788-1850. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1966
  • Scope and Content
    16 Oct. 1803 - 3 May 1808; Includes index to orders at front of volume. Subject matter of orders include: activities and duties of garrison soldiers; court marital; conduct and labour of male convicts; general supplies and provisions; suitability of sites for settlement; interaction with natives [Tasmanian Aborigines]; awaiting ships bearing supplies and settlement aid; appointment of persons to civil establishment, 1803; daily allowance of spirits; state of prisons; detachment of royal marines; travel; Surgeon's report (Matt Bowden) on death of Nicholas Piroelle, May 1804; health; general musters; defining limits and jurisdictions of the different Lieutenant Governors, Dec. 1804; substitution of kangaroo for salted meet, Aug. 1805; crime; pardons; interactions with settlers; comments on William Bligh, Oct. 1806
  • Source
    Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907
  • General note

    Titled on spine, "General and garrison orders by D. Collins at Port Philip and Risdon, etc. 1803-1808"
    Page 233 is missing from volume
    Inserted into volume is a handwritten letter from H.E. Smith (formerly Chief Clerk) authenticating Order book and dated 1901
    Typed inscription at front of volume, "Bound in full light brown morocco, gold vein marble paper ends, gold mitred lines on spine and gold and blind tooling on sides by F. Heyner. Mitchell Library Bindery"
    D.S. Mitchell bookplate inside front cover
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823654
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