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441772
  • Title
    William Hilton Hovell - papers, 1815-1860, with associated papers, ca. 1902-1931
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Ah 47
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1815-1860, ca. 1902-1931
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    441772
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : Trading agreements with Maori chieftains re flax, 1815).
    Microfilm : Misc. letters & documents, 1815-1931).
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.01 Meters
    Textual Records
    Clippings
    Textual Records - (printed)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Hilton Hovell (1786-1875), sailor, explorer and settler, arrived in Sydney in 1813. In 1814 he joined a company led by Simeon Lord to trade in New Zealand flax. The following year the brig Trial, commanded by Hovell, and the schooner Brothers, under Captain William Burnett, sailed to New Zealand. At an anchorage which they named Trials (or Trial) Harbour the ships were attacked by Maoris in canoes, probably following a disagreement over the delivery of flax. Several men were killed and wounded. Hovell left the sea in about 1816, taking up residence at Narellan. In 1924 he joined Hamilton Hume on their journey of exploration to Port Phillip. The account of their journey, edited by William Bland, was published in 1831. Hovell lived on his property Grabberdrack near Goulburn and was active in promoting the development of the district.
  • Scope and Content
    12 Jan. 1834; Holograph letter from W.H. Hovell to Walter Morris concerning financial and farming matters and advising on the route to Goulburn. (Call No.: Ah 47/1/1: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    1851; Petition by W.H. Hovell to New South Wales Legislative Council requesting permission to erect bridges over the Cataract and Nepean Rivers; presented on 11 Nov. 1851. (Call No.: Ah 47/1/2: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    undated, after 1836; Map of Australia from Morton Bay to the New Colonies in Australia Felix with the discoveries of the recent expeditions in the interior in 1835 and 1836, published by R. Clint. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/3: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    22 August 1815; Letter received by W.H. Hovell from William Burnett, Schooner Brothers, Trials Harbour. Burnett, captain of the Brothers, gives Hovell an account of the attack by Maoris upon the Brothers in which several men were killed and Burnett was wounded. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/5: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    undated; Leaflet copied from 'The Norman People and their Descendants in the British Dominions' describing the derivation of the name Hovell. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/5: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    undated, after 1902; Newspaper cutting reporting the addition to the collections of the Technological Museum, Sydney, of an old iron chest which was formerly the property of W.H. Hovell. Sydney Morning Herald 1912, June 13, p.8. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/6: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    18 Jan. 1853; Holograph draft letter by W.H. Hovell to Hamilton Hume reporting on his visit to Melbourne, giving news of the obelisk to be erected at Geelong to honour their discoveries, and inviting Hume to join him in possible journeys to Melbourne and the Ovens district. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/7: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    ca. 1852-3; Resolutions prepared for a meeting at Geelong to propose a permanent monument to commemorate Hume and Hovell's discoveries. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/8: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    29 and 31 Oct. 1860; Letters (2) received by W.H. Hovell from William Pitt Faithfull concerning the formation of the Association for the Suppression of Cattle Stealing. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/9: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    1850-1851; Memorial to His Excellency Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy from landowners and others interested in the Great South Road. Printed by Jones, Goulburn, 11 Nov. 1850; presented to the Governor on 30 Dec. 1850 by William Bradley, Daniel Cooper Jnr. and W.H. Hovell. Includes manuscript reply from Edward Deas Thomson, Colonial Secretary, 21 Jan. 1851. (Call No.: Ah 47/1/1/10: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    ca. 1914; Newscutting with photograph of explorers' tree at Albury. (Call No.: Ah 47/1/11: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    1833-1836; Printed broadsheet concerning the formation, in 1833-1834, of associations to suppress cattle stealing; printed by W.Jones, Sydney, ca. 1834; annotated by W.H. Hovell, 1836, with the names of association members and comments on the success of the associations. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/12: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    1904; Newscutting giving an account of banquet held for W.H. Hovell on 29th anniversary of discovery of Geelong. (Call No.: Ah 47/1/13: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    16 Feb. 1931; Letter from W.C. Wentworth to the Trustees of the Mitchell Library giving the provenance of W.H. Hovell's walking stick presented to the Library by Mrs. Kell. (Call No.: Ah 47/1/1/14: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    ca. 1931; Note, probably by Hugh Wright, Mitchell Librarian, concerning the history of W.H. Hovell's walking stick presented to the Mitchell Library in 1931. (Call No.: Ah 1/1/15: CY 1522, frames 633-687)
    Sept. 1815, 5-10 Oct. 1815; Trading agreements (3) between Maori chieftains at Bay of Islands and Simeon Lord, concerning flax, Sept. 1815, with moko signatures; with holograph notes by W.H. Hovell concerning non-delivery of flax, 5-10 Oct. 1815. (Call No.: Ah 47/2/items 1-3: CY 1522, frames 622-632)
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    Digital order no:Album ID : 823513
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