Queensland's Founding Documents

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Queensland's Founding Documents
The Letterbooks of the Governor of Queensland from 1859 detail some of the trials, tribulations and concerns at the birth of the new Colony of Queensland.

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Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670)

Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670)

These letterbooks of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies by the Governor include copies of correspondence relating, for example, to the progress and prosperity of the colony including exports, the squatting problem, and railway construction, as well as matters such as abuses to...

256 pages: 56% indexed, 100% transcribed, 30% needs review
Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659)

Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659)

These letterbooks of Governors' official letters to various persons contain copies of letters sent intra-colony, inter-colony and overseas. The subjects include defence and troop matters, shipping concerns including labour vessels, coastal surveys, telegraphic and submarine cable communication...

174 pages: 24% indexed, 100% transcribed, 66% needs review
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