Australia, 1805

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

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

Rowland Hassell, Parramatta - news from Tahiti; mission's safety depends on king

Samuel Marsden, Parramatta - need for (small) mission ship; islanders travel to Sydney

John Harris, Sydney - left Norfolk island 1803, in charge of church and orphan school at Hawkesbury [i.e. beside Hawkesbury river, New South Wales]

Gregory Warner, on board ship Sinclair

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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