Australia, 1845

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

Robert Ross, Sydney - asks LMS directors to deal with enclosed petititon (signed by Pa Makea and principal chiefs, translated and forwarded by Aaron Buzacott) for USA to annex Rarotonga to forestall French; enclosed letters from Alfred Smee: under French martial law, Charles Barff: certain chiefs helping French at Borabora; Catholic activity backed by French arms

Captain Robert Morgan, Apia Bay (Samoa) - statement regarding the John Williams [John Williams I]'s grounding at Huahine

William Gibson (mate, the John Williams), Navigators Islands [Samoa] - praise for ship and new crew

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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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