Australia, 1801

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

Samuel Marsden, Parramatta [Sydney] - recommendations re future conduct of mission; commends William Shelley; opposes sending single missionaries; argues for independence from government

John Youl, Sydney - death of Stephen Morrice; work at Sydney; possible mission should be independent of government

Philip King (governor of New South Wales) - requires report on ships whose crews misbehaved at Tahiti

Rowland Hassell, Parramatta [Sydney] - explains his position re Tahiti; report on former missionaries, only 4 remain in Colony; his work and Samuel Marsden's

William Shelley, Parramatta - describes wars among islanders; glad LMS directors will persevere with Tahiti, sailing immediately

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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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