Australia, 1800

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

James Cooper, Parramatta [Sydney] - intends to return to the Islands to gather information re possible sites

Philip King (governor of New South Wales), Sydney - re missionary refugees' efforts to be self-supporting

Rowland Hassell, Sydney - opening of Kissing Point chapel built by subscription; Samuel Marsden building at Parramatta

William Shelley, Parramatta - Friendly Islands [Tonga] offer best opportunity; need for mission ship

James Puckey, Sydney - still wishing to work for mission, though now employed as official

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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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