Collection H14 - Diary of Peter Harrisson

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Diary of Peter Harrisson


  • 1822 (Creation)

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1 typescript of original diary

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Biographical history

Peter Harrisson arrived in Van Diemen's Land via the ‘Macclesfield’ on 8th of September, 1822. He received a grant of 2000 acres at Oatlands, lived at Grove House, Jericho, married Mary Lloyd Owen of Jericho and died on 20 July 1869, aged 78.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Original diary was presented to the Royal Society by Mrs Joan Bruford in 1949 along with a typescript copy, a second copy, this copy, of the typescript was presented to the University Library

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Collection consists of a typescript copy of an original diary of Peter Harrisson's voyage to Van Diemen's Land in 1822.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement: “Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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The original diary is held in the Royal Society of Tasmania deposit collection, entitled" Memorandums of a Voyage to Van Dieman's [sic] Land by Mr. P. Harrisson commenced February 1st and his arrival there September 8th 1822, with such observations as may prove useful to future emigrants'. RS 47. Digitised with transcript

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Publication note

Typed copy of the journal of Peter Harrisson, Jericho settler, with introduction and other notes by W.H. Hudspeth. -

Publication note

Subject file - Peter Harrisson, Jericho - notes on his journal -

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CE August 2018




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