Fragment of an Australian goldfields diary

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Fragment of a diary; Correspondence

Summary of records

Administrative / Biographical History

The diary covers the period May-November 1856. The anonymous writer, a farmer's son and his brother appear to have had gold claims at Whitehorse, near Ballarat for about three years. The writer then describes life aboard ship on a voyage (without his brother) from Melbourne on the 'James Baines' bound for Liverpool, as far as Cape Clear.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued online to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison.Rules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: November 2008

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