Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb) (1797-1867)

Also known as
Amateur Laureate of Victoria (1797-1867)
Kentish, N. L. (1797-1867)
Kentish, Nathaniel Lipscomb (1797-1867)
Field of activity
Surveyor; Author; Editor; Artist; Draughtsman; Printmaker; NSW Government Surveyor; Emigration agent; Teacher
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Biographies

Nathaniel Lipscomb Kentish (1797-1867), surveyor, author and editor, was born in Winchester, England, the son of Nathaniel Kentish, a naval surgeon. Trained as an engineer he became staff instructor in...

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The self-styled 'Amateur Poet Laureate' of Victoria, Kentish owned and published the 'Sydney Times' from 1834-1838 which doubtless featured his own poems, drawings and engravings. In 1849 he was gaoled for horsewhipping an editor.

Sketcher, engraver, editor and surveyor, born in Hampshire, England, was a teacher of surveying and drawing at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst before migrating to Sydney in 1829 to take up an appointment as a NSW government surveyor. He resigned from the position in 1833 after a disagreement with his superior, Surveyor-General Thomas Mitchell , and embarked for London, where he proposed to publish a fortnightly newspaper full of English news relating to Australia to be called The Surveyor-General . His ship, the Sarah , had to be abandoned in Cloudy Bay, New Zealand, and after waiting five months for another, he and Mrs Kentish returned to Sydney. On 15 August 1834 he purchased the Sydney Times , an independent apolitical bi-weekly journal full of poetry, which cost tuppence (2d). Its new masthead under Kentish was a crude wood-engraving of a hand labelled 'ED TIMES’ wielding a bunch of flagellants – to express his aim of flogging any critics of his paper – which he doubtless drew and engraved himself. This pro-emancipist newspaper survived until 1838, then Kentish briefly became an emigration agent before returning to surveying. He spent most of the 1840s in Van Diemen’s Land, then moved to Port Phillip (Victoria) in 1849, where he was gaoled for horsewhipping an editor. The rest of his life was spent in Sydney. He wrote many pamphlets attacking officialdom, two books on New South Wales (1835 and 1838) and several verse essays and miscellanies. The Question of Questions (1855) reprints the ...

  • 1829 Sydney, NSW

Flourished

  • fl. c.1829 - c.1851

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  • (see also) Mitchell, Thomas
  • (see also) Royal Military College, Sandhurst, England, UK
  • (see also) Sydney Times

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  1. Autograph letter
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Unpublished : 1850 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Atrocious case of infamously false and malicious libel upon a respectable and honorable man : by that scurrilous and oft-convicted libeller Wm. Lushington Goodwin ... / by N.L. Kentish
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1846 ]
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    Atrocious case of infamously false and malicious libel upon a respectable and honorable man : by that scurrilous and oft-convicted libeller Wm. Lushington Goodwin ... / by N.L. Kentish
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 285,442.469)

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  3. [Collection of pamphlets / by N.L. Kentish]
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1846 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Statement of extraordinary but indusputable facts : disclosing a case of unprecedented and (it is hoped) unparalleled persecution and injustuce cruelty and oppression, officially permitted and inflicted on Mr. N. L. Kentish, a government officer sinc ...
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1847 ]
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    Statement of extraordinary but indusputable facts : disclosing a case of unprecedented and (it is hoped) unparalleled persecution and injustuce cruelty and oppression, officially permitted and inflicted on Mr. N. L. Kentish, a government officer since 1827, with an explanation of the circumstances which obtained for him thanks of the government (and of the V.D.L. Company,) and dismissal from office, empty praise and utter ruin
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 264,957.031)

  5. Diabolism! in New South Wales / [by N.L. Kentish]
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1865 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 223,841.5)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 223,841.5)

  6. The memorial to the Queen, Lords & Commons petitioning for the continuance of the transportation and assignment system, being Appendix A to Kentish's Political economy of New South Wales
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1838 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 166,177)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 166,177)

  7. Thoughts on the proposed address and petition of the colonists of New South Wales to the king / by N. L. Kentish
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1831 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 161,311.141)

  8. Valedictory (P.P.C.) letter to his aquaintances ... [and] Treatise on penal discipline depicting the various modes of treatment of criminals ... / by N.L. Kentish
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1858 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,952.82)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,952.82)

  9. Treatise on penal discipline : depicting the various modes of treatment of criminals under penal sentences of courts of law / by N. L. Kentish
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1858 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,265.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,265.391)

  10. The question of questions! : showing how to make food plentiful and cheap and the agricultural interest prosperous ... viz the land (and water) question in Victoria ... / by N.L. Kentish
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1855 ]
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    The question of questions! : showing how to make food plentiful and cheap and the agricultural interest prosperous ... viz the land (and water) question in Victoria ... / by N.L. Kentish
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  1. Autograph letter
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Unpublished : 1850 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 328,142.938)

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  2. Atrocious case of infamously false and malicious libel upon a respectable and honorable man : by that scurrilous and oft-convicted libeller Wm. Lushington Goodwin ... / by N.L. Kentish
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1846 ]
    View online
    At 3 libraries
    Atrocious case of infamously false and malicious libel upon a respectable and honorable man : by that scurrilous and oft-convicted libeller Wm. Lushington Goodwin ... / by N.L. Kentish
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 285,777.906)

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  3. [Collection of pamphlets / by N.L. Kentish]
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1846 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 279,559.406)

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  4. Statement of extraordinary but indusputable facts : disclosing a case of unprecedented and (it is hoped) unparalleled persecution and injustuce cruelty and oppression, officially permitted and inflicted on Mr. N. L. Kentish, a government officer sinc ...
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1847 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Statement of extraordinary but indusputable facts : disclosing a case of unprecedented and (it is hoped) unparalleled persecution and injustuce cruelty and oppression, officially permitted and inflicted on Mr. N. L. Kentish, a government officer since 1827, with an explanation of the circumstances which obtained for him thanks of the government (and of the V.D.L. Company,) and dismissal from office, empty praise and utter ruin
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  5. Alleged "Victorian Motive Power" / David E. Wilkie [ et al.]
    Wilkie, David E. (David Elliott), 1815-1885
    [ Book : 1856 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 233,058.547)

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  6. Diabolism! in New South Wales / [by N.L. Kentish]
    Kentish, N. L. (Nathaniel Lipscomb), 1797-1867
    [ Book : 1865 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 224,092.25)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 224,092.25)

  7. Tracts : [a collection of bound volumes of pamphlets]
    Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron, 1803-1873
    [ Published : 1824-1837 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. MR NATHANIEL LIPSCOMBE KENTISH IN THE COURT OF REQUESTS.
    The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880) Wednesday 16 September 1846 p 711 Article
    ... MR NATHANIEL LIPSCOMBE KENTISH IN THE COURT OF REQUESTS. Thb Examiner of Wednesday furnishes the ... diiected to be charged to him ; — but lo make the matter plain, tbe account should appear — N. L. Kentish ... 1586 words
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    The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838) Wednesday 14 March 1832 p 2 Article
    ... LAW and LAWYERS of NEW SOUTH WALES, By N. LIPSCOMB KENTISH, Esq. of the Surveyor General's Dqpartment ... Sir, Your humble and obedient Servant, NAT. LIPSCOMB KENTISH." Having finished his annotations on the ... 2707 words
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    The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838) Friday 24 January 1834 p 2 Article
    ... . Some dispute having occurred on board the brig between the Captain and passengers, Mr. N. L. Kentish ... Zealand, on her passage to Mr. C whaling establishmlent at Clouldy Bay. The l'at, r lon it appears, n ... 996 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Saturday 31 December 1949 [INDEX Jan 1949-Dec 1949] p 29

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    ... . M.. 3154. Ahern, T. F. S., 1217, 1867. Adams, B. T. A., 1608. Ahlbrand, N. J. L. H., 550. Adams, B ... , C. F. T., 1220, 1867. Allender, J. M., 612, 1142. Allengarne, N., 3232. Allen-Rand, S. R. P., 2982 ... 142461 words
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  3. COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE. PROMOTIONS—SECTION 50 AND REGULATION 109.
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  1. Report on the N.W. quarter of Van Diemen's Land, explored in the years 1842-3-4-5 : and on the route discovered through the same, and opened into a road - 40 miles shorter, and of but one fouth part the altitude of the V.D.L. Company's old road - fro ...
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  2. The question of questions : (of more vital importance than gold, or than the anxiously expected new constitution) showing how to make food plentiful and cheap and the agricultural interest prosperous and at the same time to render the colony independ ...
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  3. Proposals for establishing in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, (which is Australia Felix,) a company on the mutual principle combining the advantages of a capital guaranteed ... : to be designated, the Victoria Sheep and Cattle Assurance Company . ...
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