A disparate series of inward correspondence sent to the school teacher for Cape Barren Island. It was customary for the incumbent of that position to also assume other duties for the government. The school teacher therefore undertook additional duties on behalf of the police, public health and lands and works departments with an allowance additional to the teaching salary to compensate. The incumbent also undertook electoral office duties and census commission activities for the commonwealth government.
For the period of time in which this correspondence exists, Norman Hawkins was the appointed teacher. Norman Hawkins was born at Greenwich, England, on 15 Nov 1883 and his appointment took effect from 1 October 1928 and went to January 1936.
The majority of the surviving correspondence relates to public health activities and there are numerous letters from the attending medical practitioner from Flinders Island, Dr Evatt Gordon Allport.
This series is registered to multiple creating agencies.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives