Cover image for Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Commandant, Macquarie Harbour.
Series:
Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Commandant, Macquarie Harbour.
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
22 Jan 1830
End Date:
10 Dec 1833
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Previous Series:
CSO35 General Letterbooks.17 May 182416 Jun 1826
Series notes:
Macquarie Harbour was established by Lieutenant-Governor Sorell as a penal settlement for the worst convict offenders at the end of 1821

it was abandoned at the end of 1833. This volume is not the first of the series, but it is the last. The letters relate to the detail of the administration of the station, both generally and with respect to individuals sent there

many letters are orders for goods (office furniture, boats etc.) which were manufactured there. There is no index, but file references are quoted.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
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