1816, English, Unpublished edition: Letter of Gregory Blaxland : Brush Farm, N.S.W. to Sir Joseph Banks [manuscript]. Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853.

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Physical Description
  • 1 letter (3 p. in 1 folder)
Published
  • 1816.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Letter of Gregory Blaxland : Brush Farm, N.S.W. to Sir Joseph Banks
Creator
  • Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853.
Published
  • 1816.
Medium
  • [manuscript].
Physical Description
  • 1 letter (3 p. in 1 folder)
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Summary
  • Typescript copy of a letter from Gregory Blaxland to Sir Joseph Banks, regarding his attempts at passage over the Western or Blue Mountains, and his disappointment at not receiving full credit for explorations and discoveries from the Governor of New South Wales (Governor Macquarie).
Biography
  • Gregory Blaxland was influenced by Sir Joseph Banks in his decision to emigrate to Sydney in 1805. The Government promised land, convict servants and free passage to 'Settlers of responsibility and capital', and Blaxland arrived on the 'William Pitt' with his wife, three children, two servants, an overseer, sheep, seed, bees, tools, groceries and clothing. Blaxland speculated on agricultural and pastoral activities. Seeking a solution to pastoralist's land problems, in 1810 he had explored part of the Nepean River. In 1813 he requested Governor Macquaries' approval for an exploring expedition across the Blue Mountains, and set out with William Lawson and W. C. Wentworth. See Australian Dictionary of Biography 1788-1850.
Notes
  • Manuscript reference no.: MS 9605.
  • Original held in the British Library at MSS 8958.
Access Conditions
  • Available for reference. Not for loan.
Language
  • English
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