Australia, 1839

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

Lancelot Threlkeld, Ebenezer, Lake Macquarie - French interference in Tahiti

William Crook, Sydney - enclosed extract from George Pritchard giving French demands on Queen Pomare; a letter appended to a note from William Mills to John Harris, undeliverable due to Harris's death at Erromanga; funeral service at Pitt Street church for John Williams; massacre at Fiji

Henry Nott, Sydney - narrative of death of John Williams and John Harris

Frederick Miller, Hobart - mentions Richard Knill as possible agent

William Howe, Sydney

Campbell & Co, Sydney

John Barff, Sydney

joint letter from William Howe and George Pratt

John Canham, Adelaide

Thomas Stow, Adelaide

Captain J Long Innes [later Major Joseph Long Innes], Sydney

joint letter from William Crook and James Hayward

Captain Robert Morgan, Sydney - detailed narrative of the landing on Erromanga and deaths of John Williams and John Harris

W Wright, Sydney - enclosing copy of letter by John Williams

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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.

Archivist's Note