Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell (1816-1880)

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Surveyor; Anthropologist; Artist; Sculptor; Photographer; Draughtsman; Registrar
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Sketcher, amateur photographer, modeller and surveyor throughout Victoria. Wherever he lived he became acquainted with the Aboriginal people and learned their languages.

sketcher, amateur photographer, modeller and surveyor, was born in Datchet, Buckinghamshire, on 21 June 1816, third and youngest surviving child of William Snell Chauncy and Theresa, the English-born daughter of a French surgeon, Dr Dominique Pierre Lamothe. He was the brother of Martha Snell Berkeley and Theresa Snell Walker . Their mother died in 1818 and their father remarried the following year, subsequently having five more children, some of whom also came to Australia. The Chauncys lived in France for almost five years, and, said Philip, his elder sister Theresa 'did her best to supply the place of a mother to me’. In 1825 the family moved back to Britain and Philip lived with his father and family in Wales and Worcester, until going to London to study under an aurist, Mr Curtis of Soho Square. Chauncy’s sisters had migrated to South Australia in 1836. Prompted by Theresa’s glowing accounts of the colony, Philip joined them in 1839, landing at Holdfast Bay from the Dumfries on 23 October. Other members of the Chauncy family were in Adelaide by 1841, the year Philip married Charlotte Kemmis and was appointed an assistant government surveyor at the Swan River Colony (Western Australia). He noted 'making a reduced sketch of Fremantle in my field book’, on 19 October 1845. Charlotte died on 11 February 1847 and on 30 June 1848 Philip married Susan Augusta Mitchell at ...

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  • fl. c.1848 - c.1878

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Philip Chauncy was Assistant Surveyor in Western Australia from 1841 to 1853. He then moved to Victoria where he worked as a Surveyor at McIvor, Echuca, Dunolly 1860, Castlemaine 1867 and Ballarat. He was a major contributor to R. Brough Smyth's "Aborigines of Victoria" (1878).

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Place Names and Words Collected by Philip Chauncy: a Linguistic Examination
    Morey, S.
    Published: 2005
    Series: Victorian Historical Journal, 76, 180-98
  3. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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  1. Diaries and survey books, 1840-1875
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Unpublished : 2010 ]
    At WA State Library
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  2. Memoirs of Mrs Poole and Mrs Chauncy
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Unpublished : 1873-1979 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. Philip Chauncy diaries and survey books, 1840-1875
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Unpublished : 1840-1875 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. P.L.S. Chauncey journal, September 1839-October 1841
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Unpublished : 1841 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Memoires of Mrs. Chauncy by her husband Phillip Lamothe Snell Chauncy... : written for the instruction and comport of their eight children
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Book : 1873 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. Memoirs of and Mrs. Chauncy
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Book : 1973 ]
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  7. Papers
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Unpublished : 1839-1878 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  8. [Plan of townships of Currency Creek and Goolwa] drawn by Philip L. Snell Chauncy. Surveyor, Adelaide
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Map : 1841 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  9. Notes and anecdotes of the Aborigines of Australia / by Philip Chauncy
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Book : 1878 ]
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  10. [List of place-names in the vicinity of rivers Loddon, Avoca, Richardson, Wimmera, and the Upper Hopkins]
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Book : 1878 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  1. Diaries and survey books, 1840-1875
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Unpublished : 2010 ]
    At WA State Library
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  2. Memoirs of Mrs Poole and Mrs Chauncy
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880
    [ Unpublished : 1873-1979 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. The place names and words collected by Phillip Chauncy : a linguistic examination / Stephen Morey
    Morey, Stephen
    [ Book : 2005 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  4. Memoirs of Mrs. Poole and Mrs. Chauncy
    Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 26 libraries
    Memoirs of Mrs. Poole and Mrs. Chauncy
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  5. Mysterious correspondences between Charles Baudelaire and Tommy McRae : reimagining modernism in Australia as a contact zone / Ian McLean
    McLean, Ian, 1952-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    Possibly online
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  1. Berkeley, Martha Maria Snell (1813-1899)
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    ... Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell ... Chauncy, William ... daughter of William Chauncy and Theresa, nee Lamothe. Martha’s mother died in 1818 and her father ... both faith and morals’, Mr Chauncy had his children taught at home. In 1825 the family returned ...
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  3. Walker, Theresa (1807-1876)
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    ... Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell ... Berkeley, Martha Maria Snell ... ’s brother Philip Chauncy writing on the experience, however, stated that even then she was ... born at Keynsham near Bath, England, elder daughter of William Chauncy and his first wife Theresa, nee ...
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  1. THE LATE MR PHILIP CHAUNCY.
    The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Wednesday 9 June 1880 p 4 Article
    ... , notes respect ing him. Philip Lamothe Snell Chauncy-was born at Datchett, in Buckinghamshire, on 21st ... June, 1816. Considerations of health led to his being educated as a surveyor in stead of as an aurist ... 724 words
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  2. THE LATE MR. PHILIP CHAUNCY.
    The Church of England Messenger and Ecclesiastical Gazette for the Diocese of Melbourne and Ballarat (Vic. : 1876 - 1889) Monday 7 June 1880 p 6 Article
    ... a few, necessarily hasty, notes respecting him.   Philip Lamothe Snell Chauncy was born at ... Datchett, in Buckinghamshire, on 21st June, 1816. Considerations of health led to his being educated as a ... 723 words
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  3. Out Among the Links With Maker Of Chauncy Line
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Friday 8 October 1954 p 4 Article
    ... ) by her husband Philip Lamothe Snell Chauncy, district surveyor, Ballarat, "writ-ten for the ... -riage) married Sir Trent's father, Philip Ch de Cres-pigny. Philip Chauncy came here in 1838, surveyed the line ... 955 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Friday 18 November 1927 [Issue No.128] p 3105

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    ... .. Charles, George Alfred .. Charlton. Margaret Jane .. Charman, Ellen May fChauncy, Auschar Philip Lamothe ... Margaret Calder, Eric Rogerson tCaldwell, John. Callander, Albert Edward Cambridge, Geoffrey Philip Cameron ... 155612 words
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