Wallis, James (1785-1858)

Also known as
Wallis, (Captain) (1785-1858)
Wallis, James, (Captain) (1785-1858)
Wallis (1785-1858)
Field of activity
Soldier; Artist; Painter
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James Wallis (1785?-1858), soldier, was the second son of James Wallis, of Cork, Ireland, and his wife Lucinda, née Hewson. He was appointed ensign in the 46th Regiment in December 1803 and lieutenant...

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Captain Wallis, commandant of the penal settlement at Newcastle. Close association with convict artist Joseph Lycett. For some years discussion has occurred as to whether Wallis was an artist or simply used drawings prepared for him by Lycett. The painting 'Corroboree at Newcastle' was long attributed to Wallis, although there is now common agreement that it was painted by Lycett.

painter and soldier, was born in Cork, Ireland, second son of James Wallis and Lucinda, nee Hewson. Wallis joined the 46th Regiment as an ensign in 1803 and was promoted lieutenant in 1804. He fought with distinction against the French in the West Indies and was promoted captain in 1811. In February 1814 he arrived at Sydney in charge of a detachment of the 46th Regiment which was to relieve the 73rd as the military presence in New South Wales. The 46th sailed to Sydney in the convict transport General Hewitt ; also on board, as a convict, was Joseph Lycett . On 1 June 1816 Wallis was appointed commandant of the penal settlement at Newcastle where, coincidentally, Lycett had been sent to serve a secondary sentence for forgery. Wallis set about reorganising the settlement, restoring discipline and erecting a hospital, gaol, and convict barracks, enlarging the wharf and beginning a breakwater. It has been said that both Elizabeth Henrietta Macquarie and Lycett had a hand in the design of Christ Church of England (1817), but its builder J.B. Clohesy in his evidence to Commissioner Bigge said that Wallis amended the original plan and supervised the erection. Relieved of his post in January 1819, Wallis sailed for England in March. Macquarie praised his 'zeal, ability and judgement’ in the general orders of 24 December 1819 and sent a glowing testimonial to Earl Bathurst. In 1821 he was promoted major and served in India until his retirement in 1826. In December ...

  • 1814 Arrived Sydney in convict vessel 'General Hewitt'

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Private Collection
  • Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
  • (see also) Lycett, Joseph
  • (see also) Macquarie, Elizabeth Henrietta
  • (see also) Preston, Walter
  • (see also) Ackermann, Rudolf
  • (see also) Wallis, Lucinda
  • (see also) Clohesy, J. B.
  • (see also) Breach, Mary Ann
  • (see also) Litherland, Sarah
  • (see also) Hawkesbury River and Blue Mountains from Windsor
  • (see also) View of Newcastle from an original drawing by Jas. Wallis

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Resources by James Wallis (28)

  1. Captain James Wallis, 46th regiment : his Australian volume, India sketchbook and 1847 watercolour by auction
    Gardner Galleries, London, Ont
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,979.469)

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  2. James Wallis - pictorial material and manuscripts
    Wallis, James, 1785?-1858
    [ Photograph : 2004 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,816.797)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,816.797)

  3. Sydney from the North Shore / James Wallis
    Wallis, James, 1785?-1858
    [ Photograph ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,284.203)

  4. Item 33: A view of Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains, New South Wales / James Wallis
    Wallis, James, 1785?-1858
    [ Photograph ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,617.84)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,617.84)

  5. A view of the Cove and Part of Sydney, taken from Dawe's Battery / James Wallis
    Wallis, James, 1785?-1858
    [ Photograph ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Album of original drawings by Captain James Wallis and Joseph Lycett, ca. 1817-1818, bound with 'An Historical account of the Colony of New South Wales ...', published London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1821
    Wallis, James, 1785?-1858
    [ Art work : 1821 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Album of original drawings by Captain James Wallis and Joseph Lycett, ca. 1817-1818, bound with 'An Historical account of the Colony of New South Wales ...', published London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1821
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,038.594)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,038.594)

  7. Vaucluse Bay, Port Jackson, New South Wales, 1820 / engraved by Walter Preston, from a drawing by James Wallis
    Preston, W. (Walter), 1787-1821
    [ Art work : 1820 ]
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    At His Hou Trust NSW
    Vaucluse Bay, Port Jackson, New South Wales, 1820 / engraved by Walter Preston, from a drawing by James Wallis
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  8. [View of] Vaucluse Bay, Port Jackson, New South Wales, 1820 / engraved by W. Preston from an original drawing by Captain Wallis
    Preston, Walter, 1777-?
    [ Art work : 1820 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    [View of] Vaucluse Bay, Port Jackson, New South Wales, 1820 / engraved by W. Preston from an original drawing by Captain Wallis
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,549.191)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,549.191)

  9. Item 14: Plates for James Wallis Australian Views / Historical Account of the colony of New South Wales, 1817-1819
    Lycett, Joseph, ca. 1775-1828
    [ Art work : 1817-1819 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Item 14: Plates for James Wallis Australian Views / Historical Account of the colony of New South Wales, 1817-1819
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38,031.316)

  10. Corrobborree / Or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales. / New Holland., ca. 1818
    Lycett, Joseph, ca. 1775-1828
    [ Photograph, Art work : 1818 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Corrobborree / Or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales. / New Holland., ca. 1818
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Resources about James Wallis (12)

  1. Captain James Wallis, 46th regiment : his Australian volume, India sketchbook and 1847 watercolour by auction
    Gardner Galleries, London, Ont
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,634.5)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,634.5)

  2. Volume 3: A catalogue of works of art by Major James Wallis, H.M. 46th Regt. of Foot (1785-1858) ... / [compiled on behalf of a previous owner by Barbara M. Mitchell]
    [ Art work : 2004 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78,949.031)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78,949.031)

  3. James Wallis : photographs and paper cuttings / [compiled by Newcastle Region Public Library]
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At Newcastle Region Lib
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,016.344)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,016.344)

  4. Manuscript and notes on Capt. James Wallis 46th Regt. {and} Capt. J.T. Morisset 48th Regt. / B. W. Champion
    Champion, Benjamin William, 1897-1978
    [ Book : 1930-1939 ]
    At Newcastle Region Lib
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,360.977)

  5. Sheffield silver salver inscribed on underside "To Capt. Gill By his Friend Capt. J. Wallis 46th Regt", 1817
    [ Photograph, Object : 1817 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Sheffield silver salver inscribed on underside "To Capt. Gill By his Friend Capt. J. Wallis 46th Regt", 1817
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  6. Papers relating to Captain James Wallis and his historical account of the colony, 1947, 1948
    [ Unpublished : 1948 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. The Newcastle Collector's Chests, ca. 1818
    [ Object : 1818 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Appin massacre / by Grace Karskens
    Karskens, Grace
    [ Periodical : 2015 ]
    Possibly online
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  9. Macquarie Collector's Chest, ca. 1818
    [ Photograph, Object : 1818 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Macquarie Collector's Chest, ca. 1818
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  10. Views in New South Wales, 1813-1814 [and] Historical account of the colony of New South Wales, 1820-1821
    [ Art work : 1821 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Views in New South Wales, 1813-1814 [and] Historical account of the colony of New South Wales, 1820-1821
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  1. Wallis, James H., (James Harold) (1885-)
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  2. Wallis, Marianne C., (Marianne Clare)
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    ... Professor Marianne Wallis is the Associate Dean (Health) and Professor of Nursing in the School of ...
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  3. Wallis-Tayler, A. J., (Alexander James)
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  1. [?] [?] WALLIS.
    The Inverell Times (NSW : 1899 - 1954) Friday 30 December 1938 p 2 Article
    ... Mr. James Wallis, who predeceased her by 22 years. ™Bhe is survived by two daughters, Mesaames W. J ... Wallis were also daughter and eon of deceased. Rev. P. A. Smith conducted the service at the church and ... 178 words
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  2. WEDDINGS. WALLIS—JAMES.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 23 May 1914 p 51 Article
    ... WALLIS ---JAMES. -A quiet wedding took place at the residence of the bride's mother, Walhalla, on ... Wednesday, 29th April, when Miss Rose I. James was married to Mr Henry G. Wallis. The officiating ministers ... 104 words
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  3. MR. JAMES WEST WALLIS.
    The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954) Saturday 11 January 1941 p 8 Article
    ... MR. JAMES WEST WALLIS. Sincere regret was expressed on all sides when it became known that Mr ... . James West Wallis had passed away in Carlyle Private Hospital, Wlngham, on Thursday afternoon, about 5 o ... 373 words
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    [ Art work : 1821 ]
    Album of original drawings by Captain James Wallis and Joseph Lycett, ca. 1817-1818, bound with 'An Historical account of the Colony of New South Wales ...', published London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1821
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  3. A view of the Cove and Part of Sydn ...
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  4. Item 33: A view of Hawkesbury and t ...
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  5. Sydney from the North Shore / James ...
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  6. Vaucluse Bay, Port Jackson, New Sou ...
    Preston, W. (Wa ...
    [ Art work : 1820 ]
    Vaucluse Bay, Port Jackson, New South Wales, 1820 / engraved by Walter Preston, from a drawing by James Wallis
  1. RE will of WALLIS WILDE WALLIS (also known as Wallis
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 14 September 1956 [Issue No.100] p 2721

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... EE will of WALLIS WILDE WALLIS (also known as Wallis Wylde Wallis), late of Pappinbarra, in the ... Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act, 1916-1938, and Trustee Act, 1925-1940), Henry James Murray and ... 181 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,097.552)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,097.552)

  2. RE will of JAMES WALLIS KIRKMAN, late of Kindee,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 25 June 1954 [Issue No.98] p 1911

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... BE will of JAMES WALLIS KIRKMAN, late of Kindee, near Waucliope, in tlie State of New South Wales ... executors of the will of the said James Wallis Kirkman, who died on the 14th September, 1953, hereby give ... 175 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,685.189)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,685.189)

  3. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re James Wallis, of Australia-street, Waverley, builder.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 19 December 1890 [Issue No.729] p 9687

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (2,822) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re James Wallis, of Australia ... 94 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,684.496)

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  1. Harry George Wallis 1877-1953, William James Wallis 1864-1938 / by Noel Wallis
    Wallis, Noel William, 1934-
    [ Book : 2009-2010 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 792.005)

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  2. The family tree of Noel and Val Wallis : extended family of : James John (Alexander) Arcus and Jane (nee Harvey), James Frederick Blundell and Frances (nee Going), William James Wallis and Catherine (nee Daughtrey) / compiled by Noel W Wallis
    Wallis, Noel William, 1934-
    [ Book : 2016 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 566.451)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 566.451)

  3. Two painters : works by Alfred Wallis and James Dixon / by Matthew Gale and Richard Ingleby
    Gale, Matthew
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Two painters : works by Alfred Wallis and James Dixon / by Matthew Gale and Richard Ingleby
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 488.573)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 488.573)

  4. The Wallis report and the Australian financial system / J.O.N. Perkins
    Perkins, J. O. N. (James Oliver Newton), 1924-
    [ Book : 1998 ]
    At 46 libraries
    The Wallis report and the Australian financial system / J.O.N. Perkins
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 485.325)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 485.325)

  1. Wallis
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  2. James Major Court Cases
    James Major Court Cases
    Created by smick, 49 items.

    Articles describing James Major's various court appearances.

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  3. James 'Jim' 'Jimmy' Major
    James 'Jim' 'Jimmy' Major
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    All articles about James Major, aboriginal abt 1865 - 1939

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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 179.104)

  1. Captain James Wallis of the 46th Regiment
    Champion, Ben W
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1933 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 433.121)

  2. Captain James Wallis, of the 46th Regiment - his life and work in Australia
    Champion, Ben W
    Journal and Proceedings (Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society)
    [ Article : 1936 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 343.516)

  3. The forgotten commandant: James Wallis and the Newcastle penal settlement, 1816-1818
    Roberts, David A; Garland, Daniel
    Australian Historical Studies
    [ Article : 2010 ]
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    At Research UNE
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 323.387)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 323.387)

  4. DEATH OF CAPTAIN JAMES WALLIS Well-known Master-mariner (17 May 1945)
    Pacific islands monthly : PIM.
    [ Article : 1945 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    DEATH OF CAPTAIN JAMES WALLIS Well-known Master-mariner (17 May 1945)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 318.855)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 318.855)

  1. Interview with James Gary Wallis / Interviewer: Janice Kelly
    Wallis, James Gary
    [ Sound : 1977 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 729.826)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 729.826)

  2. Jim Wallis in Australia
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 486.669)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 486.669)

  3. Paintings by Captain Wallis and convict Joseph Lycett
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2012 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Paintings by Captain Wallis and convict Joseph Lycett
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 278.476)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 278.476)

  4. Interview with James (Jim) Limerick in 2017 / interviewed by Julia Kay Wallis
    Limerick, James, 1951-
    [ Sound : 2017 ]
    Possibly online
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 237.023)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 237.023)