Cover image for Microfilm Copies of Diaries of Mr Collis, the Flinders Island Mailman
Series:
Microfilm Copies of Diaries of Mr Collis, the Flinders Island Mailman
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
01 Jan 1905
End Date:
30 Dec 1925
Excludes Dates:
27 Dec 1905 - 01 Jan 1908

31 Oct 1908 - 18 Jun 1924
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 1905
Series notes:
Diaries of Mr Collis, the mailman on Flinders Island, 1905 - 1925, contains entries relating mainly to small farming activities - including trapping, skinning, snaring, fencing, shearing, wood-collecting, hay-making, fishing, running sheep and cows, planting, harvesting, gardening, and weather conditions (including fires). Also mentions 'visiting the mines', the arrival of various vessels including the Linda, the Dauntless, the Dawn, the Adelaide, and the Collibor, some entries relating to local residents, delivering the mail and entries mentioning 'working at the wireless' in the 1924 - 1925 period. His wife's name appears to have been Nellie and his two children Hannah Freda and Alfred John. They were resident at Sawyer's Bay, Flinder's Island in 1908.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
Microfilm copies only
Information Sources:
Originals once in possession of the Reverend Charles Sidney Brammall, the father-in-law of the donor and an Anglican rector on the Furneaux group of islands in Bass Strait between 1938 - 1941.
Items:


Diary - microfilm copy of original
Diary - microfilm coy of original.
Diary - microfilm copy of original