Robinson, George Augustus (1791-1866)

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G. A. R. (1791-)
G A R (1791-1866)
R., G. A. (1791-)
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Robinson, G. A. (1791-1866)
Robinson, G. A. (George Augustus) (1791-)
Robinson, George (1791-1866)
Robinson, George Augustus (1791-)
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protector of Aboriginals; Artist; Draughtsman; chief protector of the Victorian Aborigines; commandant of the Aboriginal settlement; protector of Aborigines; Builder
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George Augustus Robinson (1791-1866), protector of Aboriginals, was born on 22 March 1791 probably in London, a younger son of William Robinson, a builder in Boston, Lincolnshire, and his wife Susannah,...

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A sketcher and a builder George Augustus Robinson was also Protector of Aborigines. He also offered religious succour to prisoners in gaol.

sketcher, builder and protector of Aborigines, was born in London on 22 March 1791, a son of William and Susannah Robinson. His was a family of artisans, both father and son being builders. He had little formal schooling and educated himself by reading; he was much concerned with the Methodist religion. On 8 February 1814 he married Maria Amelia Evans in London and they had seven children, five born in England and two in Hobart Town, where the family arrived as migrants in January 1824. He continued as a builder and developed a successful business. As well, he was involved in the foundation and early affairs of the Mechanics Institute, in the Seaman’s Friend and Bethel Union Society and in the Auxiliary Bible Society. He also visited the prisoners in the gaol to offer them religious help. In 1829 he began what turned out to be the most memorable period of his life – his association with a project for the conciliation of the Tasmanian Aborigines. Not only did he show himself concerned with their welfare, but between 1830 and 1834 he made a number of epic journeys through the Tasmanian bush in search of them, visiting many areas before any other Europeans did so. On these journeys he showed great endurance and a will to succeed in his objective. Fortunately a day-by-day record of these tours exists in the form of field diaries. From time to time they are illustrated by sketches depicting events, and though of the crudest ...

  • January 1824

Flourished

  • fl. c.1830 - c.1839

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • British Museum, London, England, UK
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • (see also) Duterrau, Benjamin
  • (see also) Glover, John
  • (see also) Robinson, William
  • (see also) Robinson, Susannah
  • (see also) Robinson, Maria Amelia
  • (see also) Robinson, Cecilia
  • (see also) Robinson, Rose
  • (see also) Pyne, J. B.
  • (see also) Mechanics Institute, Hobart, TAS
  • (see also) Seaman's Friend and Bethel Union Society, TAS
  • (see also) Auxiliary Bible Society, TAS

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  1. G.A. Robinson, Chief Protector
    Carylon, Norman D. (Norman Dean), 1903-
    [ Book : 1984 ]
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  2. Journals : Van Diemen's Land
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1829-1834 ]
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  3. The Aboriginal or Flinders Island chronicle : under the sanction of the Commandant
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Periodical : 1836-1838 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Correspondence of G.A. Robinson, 17 February 1831 to 4 August 1847
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1847 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Expedition to the aboriginal tribes of the western interior / by George Augustus Robinson
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Book : 1841 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  6. Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers, 1829-1834. Supplement
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  7. 'Australia Felix Report of a Journey of 1100 miles to the Tribes of the N.W. & Western Interior, 1845', by George Augustus Robinson
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1845 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. The Aboriginal or Flinders Island chronicle : under the sanction of the Commandant
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1836-1838 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  9. Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 : a supplement / edited by N.J.B. Plomley
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  10. Journals of G.A. Robinson, March 1841-May 1841 : extracts of manuscripts held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney and published with their permission / edited by Gary Presland
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  1. Negatives of various pages of Volume 18 of G. A. Robinson papers, compiled 1976
    [ Photograph : 1976 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector of Aborigines, 1829-1849, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. G.A. Robinson, Chief Protector
    Carylon, Norman D. (Norman Dean), 1903-
    [ Book : 1984 ]
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  4. Robinson, George Augustus [1788-1866]
    Dunbabin, Thomas, 1883-1973
    [ Book : 1926 ]
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  5. Typescript copy of the last will and testament of Arthur Perry Robinson, 5 February 1939, referring inter alia to the books and manuscripts of his father George Augustus Robinson
    Robinson, Arthur Perry
    [ Photograph : 1939 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. The Aboriginal or Flinders Island chronicle : under the sanction of the Commandant
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Periodical : 1836-1838 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Journals : Van Diemen's Land
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1829-1834 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  8. Correspondence of G.A. Robinson, 17 February 1831 to 4 August 1847
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1847 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Expedition to the aboriginal tribes of the western interior / by George Augustus Robinson
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Book : 1841 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  10. Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers, 1829-1834. Supplement
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  1. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION. In the Insolvent Estate of Augustus Robinson, of 166, Lower George-street, Sydney, writing clerk.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 17 July 1860 [Issue No.130] p 1354

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    ... Augustus l^obinson, df 165, Xower George-street, Sydney, writing clerk, TAKE NOTICE, -that I, Augustus ... . AUGUSTUS ROBINSON, *12130 4s.<M, ... 85 words
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  2. NOTICE is hereby given, that Alfred Augustus Robinson has this day retired from
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 13 October 1854 [Issue No.131] p 2206

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ANDERSON. EO. ANDERSON. ALFRED A. ROBINSON. Witness^-WiLLM. Spain, .Solicitor, George-street, Sydney. 1314 ... N OTIGE is hereby given, that Alfred Au gustus Robinson has this day retired from the firm of ... 84 words
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  3. NOTICE is hereby given, that Alfred Augustus Robinson has this day retired from
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 17 October 1854 [Issue No.133] p 2249

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ANDERSON. RO. ANDERSON. ALFRED A. ROBINSON. Witness—Willm. Spain, Solicitor, George-street, Sydney. 1814 7s ... N OTICE is hereby given, that Alfred Au gustus Robinson has this day retired from the firm of ... 83 words
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    [ Photograph : 1976 ]
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    Duterrau, Benja ...
    [ Art work : 1930 ]
    Portrait of George A. Robinson, protector of Aborigines, parleying with some natives, 1835, printed 1930 / Benjamin Duterrau
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    Portrait of George A. Robinson, protector of Aborigines, parleying with some natives, 1835 / Benjamin Duterrau
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    [ Photograph : 1939 ]
  5. Tasmanian sketches, mostly by G.A. ...
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    [ Photograph : 1843 ]
  6. G.A. Robinson Esq., Chief Protector ...
    Gauci, M
    [ Art work : 1850-1859 ]
    G.A. Robinson Esq., Chief Protector of the Australasian Aborigines and the pacificator of the Aborigines of Van Diemans [sic] Land / on stone by M. Gauci
  1. GEORGE AUGUSTUS ROBINSON.
    World (Hobart, Tas. : 1918 - 1924) Monday 31 May 1920 p 3 Article
    ... GEORGE AUGUSTUS ROBINSON. Iu March, 1829, George Augustus Robinson, a bricklayer by • profession ... ." Robinson, who was residing in Hobart, had long yearned for a chance such as this of personally putting into ... 409 words
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  2. GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA.
    Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912) Friday 31 July 1885 p 3 Article
    ... GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA. South Australians welcome to-day George Augustus Sala. At one time it seemed ... numbered among his intimates. George Augustus Sala is deserving of honour. In his notable pamphlet on ... 1224 words
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  3. GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Friday 31 July 1885 p 4 Article
    ... GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA. South Australians welcome to-day George Augustus Sala. At one time it seemed ... numbered among his intimates. George Augustus Sala is deserving of honour. In his notable pamphlet on ... 7279 words
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  1. Series 1: George Augustus Robinson, Great Britain and voyage to Van Diemen's Land, etc., 1818-1844
    [ Art work, Map : 1818-1844 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Mr Robinson, Where Are You Going To?
    Clarke, Ian D
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  3. Collection of maps taken from the collection Lewis Family - papers, 1838-1991, being mainly papers of Richard Race Lewis relating to the Sydney Expansion Scheme, 1897-1931
    Lewis, Richard Race
    [ Map : 1890-1930 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Robinson, George Augustus
    Gondwana To Gold: A Chronological History of Australia
    [ Article : 1996 ]
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  2. George Augustus Robinson (1788-1866)
    Rimon, WG
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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    At Uni of Tas: Inst Rep
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  3. Truganini and George Augustus Robinson
    Maloney, Shane; Grosz, Chris
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    [ Article : 2012 ]
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  4. George Augustus Robinson and imperial networks
    Lester, Alan
    Reading Robinson: Companion Essays to Friendly Mission
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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  1. [Journal of George Augustus Robinson] / edited by Gary Presland
    Presland, Gary
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    Languages: Undetermined
    At Museums Victoria
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  2. Journals of George Augustus Robinson March - May 1841
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  3. Journals of George Augustus Robinson, January - March 1840
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  4. The Papers of George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector, Port Philip Aboriginal Protectorate, Volume Three : Miscellanea
    Robinson, George Augustus
    [ Book : 2014 ]
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  1. South, Alfred (1827 - 1866)
    South, Alfred (1827 - 1866)
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  2. Family - Harman
    Family - Harman
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  3. Brown & Yule-Brown & Brown-Seal Family
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  1. The Tasmanian journals of George Augustus Robinson
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    The Tasmanian journals of George Augustus Robinson
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  2. ASH, P.: Golden Ticket (The) [Opera] (Robinson)
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  3. Ford startime. a Banda production ; in association with Hubbell Robinson Productions, Inc. ; NBC Television presents ; director, Dick Darley ; produced and written by Mac Benoff
    NBC Television Collection (Library of Congress)
    [ Video : 1959 ]
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  4. Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe
    Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
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