Australia, 1806

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Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

Samuel Marsden, Parramatta [Sydney] - Gregory Warner arrived; sending small vessel to Tahiti with goods but detaining Warner, considering it wise for men to remain for a time in the Colony to experience conditions

Gregory Warner, Sydney

William Shelley, Parramatta - child murder and human sacrifice common in Tahiti but signs encouraging

William Crook, Parramatta [Sydney] - difficult getting to Tahiti, teaching and preaching in Australia; news from

Philip King (governor of New South Wales), Sydney - has informed governor Bligh [William Bligh, governor 1806-1808] of all that is needed-- including photocopy of "letter sheet" addressed to Rev. T. Haweis c/o Joseph Hardcastle sent to SOAS archives by James Grimwood-Taylor 10 June 2010.

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Australia Incoming Correspondence, 1798-1868 (list D1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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