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    Aggregated collection of documents and pictorial items relating to William and Elizabeth Paterson, ca. 1788-1797, 1800-1809, [181-?], 1907
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    ca. 1788-1797, 1800-1809, [181-?], 1907
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    William Paterson arrived in Sydney in 1791 as a captain in the New South Wales Corps. He was gazetted lieutenant-colonel in 1798 and appointed lieutenant-governor of NSW in 1801. When a new settlement was founded at Port Dalrymple (Van Diemen's Land) in 1804 he was put in charge of it, remaining there until 1809 when he returned to Sydney. He left for England in 1810 but died at sea.

    Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/ (accessed January, 2011)
  • Collection history
    This aggregated collection of documents and pictorial material was passed down through the family of Mrs Elizabeth Paterson nee Driver (1770-1839). Elizabeth Driver married soldier, explorer and lieutenant-governor William Paterson (1755-1810) in 1789. In 1814 Elizabeth became the second wife of soldier and lieutenant-governor Francis Grose, (1758?-1814). Elizabeth lived in retirement at Liverpool, England. Miss Helen Lacy Banning was the great-niece of Elizabeth Paterson. References: Anne-Maree Whitaker "Mrs Paterson's keepsakes: the provenance of some significant colonial documents and paintings", Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol.90, no.2. p.136-151. Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/ (accessed January, 2011)
  • Scope and Content
    Collection 01
    Papers relating to Lieutenant-Colonel William Paterson, ca. 1800-1804, [181-?], 1907
    Purchased from Helen L. Banning, February 1908

    Collection 02
    Four watercolour drawings by J.W. Lewin, 1808-1810 ; Two sketches of sharks attributed to the Port Jackson Painter, ca. 1788-1797
    Bequeathed by Miss Helen Lacy Banning, 1913

    Collection 03
    View of part of Hawkesbury River at 1st fall and connection with Grose River N.S. Wales, 1809 / watercolour by George William Evans?
    Purchased 2005 (Originally held by the Banning family)

    Collection 04
    A View near Grose Head, New South Wales, 1809 / watercolour by George William Evans
    Purchased 2007 (Originally held by the Banning family)
  • General note

    Collection 02
    This bequest also included two oil paintings of William and Elizabeth Paterson by William Owen held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
    Colonel William Paterson, 1799 (Accession number 806)
    Mrs Paterson (wife of Colonel Paterson), 1799 (Accession number 805)
    Collection 03 and 04
    The watercolour views of part of the Hawkesbury River and near Grose Head, New South Wales, 1809 were originally offered in Sotheby's [London] Catalogue of Sporting Prints, Views and other coloured prints, 16 July 1963, Lots 126 and 127. Australian art historian Rex Rienits purchased both paintings. They were part of seven lots (Lots 124 to 130), ‘the property of Mrs H.D. Banning’. Lot 128 a watercolour depicting ‘Major Johnston with Quartermaster Laycock and twenty five privates of ye New South Wales Corps defeats two hundred and sixty six armed rebels, 5th March 1804’ was purchased by Francis Edwards for Rex Nan Kivell and is now held by the National Library of Australia. [Convict uprising at Castle Hill, 1804] Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK10162.
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