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913956
  • Title
    Annie Maria Dawbin diaries, 12 September 1834-3 May 1869
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DLMSQ 181
    DLMSQ 182
    DLMSQ 183
    MAV/FM4/1760
    MAV/FM4/1761
    MAV/FM4/1762
    MAV/FM4/1763
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    12 September 1834-3 May 1869
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    913956
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : MAV/FM4/1760-MAV/FM4/1763
  • Physical Description
    3 boxes of textual material (32 volumes)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Annie Maria Hadden was born 24 November 1816 in Devon, England; married Andrew Baxter of the 50th Regiment; arriving 23 January 1835. After living in Tasmania, briefly in Sydney and Port Macquarie, N.S.W., Baxter resigned his commission and they worked cattle stations in New South Wales and Victoria namely Yesabba near Kempsey, N.S.W. and Yambuck near Port Fairy, Victoria. She left Baxter and lived with her brother in Tasmania June 1849-January 1851, then returned to England. Baxter died in 1855. In 1857 she arrived in Melbourne and married Robert Dawbin, later working Bongmire near Bochara, Springburn near Hotspur and Sinclair West, named Alcove by Annie Dawbin, adjacent to Springburn, all stations in Victoria. Dawbin was declared insolvent. She then lived in Melbourne, March 1862-8 April 1865 until returning to England. In 1865, having rejoined her husband, she voyaged to New Zealand. She died, childless, at South YanYean, Victoria, 22 November 1905. She published 'Memories of the past by a lady in Australia' in Melbourne in 1873
  • Scope and Content
    Diaries of day to day events including the voyage from England to Tasmania, events at Yesabba Station and journeys in New South Wales and Victoria
    Microfilm reel MAV/FM4/1760:
    Baxter Journal Vol. 1 - Annie Maria Baxter's journal. Convict ship ""Augusta Jessie"", Sept 12th 1834 (add 455)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 2 - Annie Maria Baxter 4 June 1839 - 7 Jul 1841, NSW (add 456)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 3 - Port Macquarie NSW, 1843-1844 (add 457)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 4 - Overland journey from Sydney to Port Phillip, Mar - Aug 1844 (add 458)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 5 - Sept 1844 - 27 Apr 1845 (add 459)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 6 - 12 May 1845 - 3 Feb 1846 (add 460)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 7 - Yambuck, Port Fairy, Victoria, 23 Feb 1846 - 22 Jun 1846 (add 461)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 8 - Aug 1846 - 31 Jan 1847 (add 462)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 9 - 7 Feb 1847 - 16 Jun 1847 (add 463)

    Microfilm reel MAV/FM4/1761:
    Baxter Journal Vol. 10 - Jan - Sept 1848 (add 464)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 11 - Hobart Town, 10 Dec 1848 - 13 Aug 1849 (add 465)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 12 - Hobart Town, Aug - Dec 1849 (add 466)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 13 - Hobart Town, Dec 1849 - 4 Aug 1850 (add 467)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 14 - 4 Aug 1850 - 17 Apr 1851 (add 468)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 15 - Apr - Dec 1851 (add 469)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 16 - Dec 1851 - Aug 1852 (add 470)

    Microfilm reel MAV/FM4/1762:
    Baxter Journal Vol. 17 - Plymouth, Aug 1852 - May 1853 (add 471)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 18 - May 1853 - Feb 1854 (add 472)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 19 - Feb - Aug 1854 (add 473)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 20 - 22 Aug 1854 - 5 May 1855 (add 474)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 21 - 8 May 1855 - 3 May 1856 (add 475)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 22 - 1856 (add 476)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 23 - Voyage out to Melbourne after Baxter's death. On this voyage she meets the man who became her husband, 1856 - 1857 (add 477)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 24 - This diary shows that Mrs Baxter was married to Robert Dawbin on September 1st 1857 at St. Paul's Church (Cathedral) Melbourne, 1857 (add 478)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 25 - 8 Oct 1857 - 1858 (add 479)

    Microfilm reel MAV/FM4/1763:
    Baxter Journal Vol. 26 - 7th Sept 1858 - 29th Aug 1859 (add 480)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 27 - 4th Sept 1859 - 12th Sept 1860 (add 481)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 28 - 20 Sept 1860 - 10 May 1862 (add 482)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 29 - 12 May 1862 - 30 Aug 1863 (add 483)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 30 - 13 Sept 1863 - 26 Jan 1865 (add 484)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 31 - 27 Jan 1865 - 3 May 1868 (add 485)
    Baxter Journal Vol. 32 - This volume belongs to the middle of the last volume of the journals where it ends ""so near and yet so far"". Voyage to England, 1866? - 1 Jan 1867? (add 486)
  • Finding Aids
    Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -
  • Published Information
    She published 'Memories of the past by a lady in Australia' in Melbourne in 1873
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