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  • Title
    George Kershaw notebook, 1840-1853
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 624
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  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : MAV/FM4/1629
  • Physical Description
    1 folder of textual material

    Emigrant to N.S.W. Arrived in Sydney from Liverpool in Dec. 1841 on the Columbine. He worked as a plasterer and as a policeman at Braidwood, N.S.W.
  • Scope and Content
    Memorandum book with short diary entries, lists of income expenditure and family biographical notes. The diary entries, Aug.-Dec. 1841, describe weather conditions and daily routine on the voyage to Australia. There are lists of his earnings and places worked while a plasterer in Liverpool from May 1840 to Aug. 1841, in Sydney from Dec. 1841 to July 1850, and the earnings of William A. Kershaw, 1841, 1845-46. At the end of the notebook are religious lecture notes, recipes and a list of distances travelled and places visited while constable at Braidwood and an inventory of pistols, ammunition and other property given him when sworn in as constable. Finally there are details of the birth and death of his parents, wife and children

    Portrait of G. Kershaw is at P1
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (5-169B) as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012
  • General note

    Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales
    National Library of Australia holds microfilm master
    Available for reference
    Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A189
    Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 93, p. 48
    Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series M435
    Microfilm copy of originals held by the Mitchell Library, Sydney
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