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431049
  • Title
    Francis MacNamara - A convict's tour to hell...
  • Creator
  • Call number
    C 967
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1832-1839
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    431049
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 1296, frames 1-25 (C 967)
  • Physical Description
    1 volume - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Convict Francis MacNamara (1811-1861) was popularly known as 'Frank the Poet' and Frank Goddard. He was employed by the Australian Agricultural Company.

    References:
    For a study of the authorship of this manuscript see: Frank the Poet: The Life and Works of Francis MacNamara / John Meredith & Rex Whalan. Melbourne : Red Rooster, 1979. (Transcripts have been taken from this source).
    For an account about the last years of Macnamara's life and the probable date and nature of his death, see 'Frank the Poet - His Death' by Peter Mara in Bikwil: The Magazine of Quiest Enthusiasms, no. 68, July 2008, pp 3-9.
  • Scope and Content
    Title verse continues: composed at Stroud, A.A.Co.'s establishment at [?] New South Wales. Composed and written Oct. the 23rd day Anno 1832.
    Other verses are:
    A Petition from the Chain Gang at Newcastle to Capt. Furlong the Superintendent praying him to dismiss a scourger named Duffy from the cookhouse and appoint a man in his room [by] Frank McNamara.
    Francis McNamara of Newcastle to [J?] Crosdale Esq. ["For the company underground"]
    A petition from the A.A.Co. flocks at Peel's River on behalf of the Irish Bard.
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs Trimingham, 1958
  • General note

    Watermark "1838". Sewn into a cover made from a piece of Sydney Morning Herald dated 17 June 1857.
    Original manuscript copied onto preservation microfilm, July 1988.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824146
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