Ross, James (1786-1838)

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Ross, James, (Dr) (1786-1838)
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Teacher; Editor; Artist; Printmaker; Printer
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James Ross (1786-1838), teacher and editor, was baptized on 4 January 1787 at Aberdeen, Scotland, the third son of Alexander Ross, writer to the signet, and his wife Catharine, née Morrison. He was educated...

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James Ross was an engraver, teacher, editor and printer. He was appointed joint government printer and editor of the Hobart Town Gazette in June 1825. Ross was also responsible for publishing the Hobart Town Courier (1827) and the Hobart Town Almanack (1829-1836).

engraver, teacher, editor and printer, was baptised on 4 January 1787 in Aberdeen, Scotland, third son of Alexander Ross, a 'writer’, and Catharine, nee Morrison. Educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, he graduated Master of Arts in 1803, Doctor of Laws in 1818 then conducted schools at Sevenoaks, Kent and Sunbury, Middlesex. Dr Ross married Susannah Smith at Sunbury. Poor prospects and a growing family led to migration to Van Diemen’s Land; the family reached Hobart Town on board the Regalia in December 1822. Discouraged by bushrangers and fire from farming his property on the River Shannon (inappropriately called The Hermitage), Ross briefly became tutor to Lieutenant-Governor Arthur’s children in 1825. In May he was appointed joint government printer and editor of the Hobart Town Gazette with G.T. Howe, the first issue of the newspaper appearing in June. The partnership was dissolved in January 1827 and Ross continued alone as government printer and publisher of the Gazette (now restricted to official announcements). In October 1827 he simultaneously began to publish the weekly independent Hobart Town Courier and in 1829 brought out the first annual Hobart Town Almanack . Both contained occasional illustrations. The Almanack survived until 1838, all but the two last volumes being produced by Ross. The first five were the best illustrated, carrying (small) full-page engravings, mainly etched with a little line-engraving, and having tiny woodcut vignettes interspersed throughout the text. Thomas Bock was the engraver for the 1829-1830 and 1835 volumes and Charles Bruce for those of 1831-1833 ...

  • 1822 Hobart Town, vessel: 'Regalia'

Flourished

  • fl. 1825 - 1836

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  1. An emigrant's struggles
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Book : 1832 ]
    At National Library
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  2. The settler in Van Diemen's Land / James Ross
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Book : 1836-1975 ]
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    The settler in Van Diemen's Land / James Ross
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  3. Dr Ross's recollections of a short excursion to Lake Echo in Van Diemen's Land 1823 / [James Ross]
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At 20 libraries
    Dr Ross's recollections of a short excursion to Lake Echo in Van Diemen's Land 1823 / [James Ross]
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  4. The Van Diemen's Land anniversary and Hobart-Town almanack for the year... ..
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Microform, Periodical : 1831 ]
    At National Library
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  5. The Van Diemen's Land anniversary and Hobart-Town almanack
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Periodical : 1831 ]
    At 6 libraries
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  6. The Van Diemen's Land annual and Hobart-Town almanack for the year... ..
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Microform, Periodical : 1833 ]
    At National Library
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  7. The Van Diemen's Land annual and Hobart-Town almanack
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Periodical : 1833 ]
    At 8 libraries
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  8. Natives of Van Diemen's Land / drawn and engraved at Hobart Town; designed R. Neill Esqre.; engraver Bruce
    Bruce, Charles, 1807-1851
    [ Art work : 1831 ]
    At National Library
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  9. Elliston's Hobart Town almanack and Ross's Van Diemen's Land annual for ... ..
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Microform, Periodical : 1837 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  10. Hobart Town 1831 / Brian Rieusset
    Rieusset, Brian
    [ Book : 1997-2018 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  1. An emigrant's struggles
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Book : 1832 ]
    At National Library
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  2. The settler in Van Diemen's Land / James Ross
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Book : 1836-1975 ]
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    The settler in Van Diemen's Land / James Ross
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  3. Dr Ross's recollections of a short excursion to Lake Echo in Van Diemen's Land 1823 / [James Ross]
    Ross, James, 1786-1838
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At 20 libraries
    Dr Ross's recollections of a short excursion to Lake Echo in Van Diemen's Land 1823 / [James Ross]
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  4. Letter to the Editor of the "Courier"
    Grant, James, 1786-1870
    [ Unpublished : 1834 ]
    At National Library
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  5. Government printing in Tasmania : the first fifty years / by Lois Baily
    Baily, Lois
    [ Thesis : 1974 ]
    At Libraries Tas
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  6. Knocklofty : Hobart's back yard / Suzanne Smythe
    Smythe, Suzanne, 1953-
    [ Book : 2018 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  7. Sir George Arthur - papers, 1821-1855
    Arthur, George Sir, 1784-1854
    [ Microform, Unpublished, Book : 1821-1855 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re William James Ross, of Parkes, labourer.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 11 September 1912 [Issue No.132] p 5725

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  2. I, JAMES ROSS BRIDGES, of Mullumbimby, in the State of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 24 December 1948 [Issue No.163] p 3502

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    ... I, James Ross Bridges, of Mullumbimby, in the State of New South Wales, banana worker, a son of ... intended thenceforth upon all occasions whatsoever to use and subscribe the name of James Ross Bridger ... 164 words
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  3. RE will of JAMES ROSS CHARLTON, late of Broken Hill,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 12 October 1951 [Issue No.171] p 2981

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    ... RE will of JAMES BOSS CHARLTON, late of Bfoken Hill. ill the State of New South Wales, retired ... James Boss Charlton, who died on the 13th day of January, 1951, hereby gives notice that creditors f ... 177 words
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    The teeth and under jaw of the platypus / Engraved for Ross's Van Diemen's Land anual [sic] by Bock
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    Mrs Robert Turnbull
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    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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  2. James Clark Ross - letters, 1845-1858
    Ross, James Clark, Sir, 1800-1862
    [ Unpublished : 1845-1858 ]
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    James Clark Ross - letters, 1845-1858
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  3. ROSS, James
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    At RHSV Library
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  1. James Quittenden interviewed by Ben Ross in the Australian generations oral history project
    Quittenden, James, 1948-
    [ Sound : 2012 ]
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    James Quittenden interviewed by Ben Ross in the Australian generations oral history project
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  2. Silivia Entcheva & James Ross
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  3. James Murdoch interviewed by Ross Steele
    Murdoch, James, 1930-2010
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 468.563)

  4. Ross Duffin interviewed by James Waites in the Australian response to AIDS oral history project
    Duffin, Ross, 1956-
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
    At National Library
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  1. James Ross Obituary
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    Created by Rossgirl, 1 item.

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  2. MOYLE, Edward James Ross
    MOYLE, Edward James Ross
    Created by winniesfriend, 1 item.

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  3. Ross family
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    John Lachlan Ross and Family

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  1. James Ross, paintings 1984-85 / a text by Francis Pound
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    [ Book : 1985 ]
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    James Ross, paintings 1984-85 / a text by Francis Pound
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  2. Ross, James
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  3. Ross in the Antarctic : the voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty's ships Erebus & Terror, 1839-1843 / M.J. Ross
    Ross, M. J. (Maurice James), 1908-
    [ Book : 1982 ]
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    Ross in the Antarctic : the voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty's ships Erebus & Terror, 1839-1843 / M.J. Ross
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  4. James Ross. a text by Francis Pound
    Pound, Francis, 1948-
    [ Book : 1985 ]
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  1. Remittal of Brian James Ross
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    [ Article : 1970 ]
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  2. Polar Pioneers: John Ross and James Clark Ross.(Brief Article)
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    CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
    [ Article : 1995 ]
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  3. REVIEWS THEATRE RATTIGAN'S "ROSS" JAMES MURPHY
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    [ Article : 1962 ]
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  4. Ross, James. Thought and world: the hidden necessities.(Brief article)(Book review)
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    [ Article : 2010 ]
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  1. JAMES ROSS
    Cloncurry Advocate (Qld. : 1931 - 1953) Friday 7 March 1952 p 1 Article
    ... JAMES ROSS An old identify of Cloncurry district in the person of James Ross, passed away on Sunday ... 105 words
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  2. JAMES--ROSS.
    The Propeller (Hurstville, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Thursday 6 March 1941 p 7 Article
    ... JAMESROSS. On February 22, at the Methodist Church, Hurstville, the marriage took place 'between ... Thelma, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross, of Wara-tah Street, Bexley, and Cieve, eldest son of Mr ... 151 words
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  3. JAMES ROSS
    The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954) Tuesday 10 August 1920 p 2 Article
    ... JAMES ROSS. Another of the grand old men of the State, in the person of James Ross,     ... illness. For years the late Mr. Ross had been in the employ of Mr. G. I. Sefton. The remains were interred ... 128 words
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