Collection R13 - Diary of Samuel Ready of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land

Index to R13 Diary: voyage to Van Diemen's Land

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Diary of Samuel Ready of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land


  • 1865 (Creation)

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1 folder - 22 pages of typescript + photocopy

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Samuel Ready arrived in Launceston, Tasmania on 22 May 1865 on the ship Utopia, which sailed from Liverpool, England. He lived in La Trobe and operated a saddlery and was also the postmaster there. Mr Ready also obtained the first musical instruments for the Latrobe Federal Band, which is now the oldest continuously operating band in Australia.

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Typed copy donated by Charles Ramsey , Latrobe

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Typed copy of Samuel Ready's Diary of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land in the ship Utopia, February to May, 1865. From the original diary owned by L E O Ready of Latrobe, son of Samuel Ready.

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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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LG 14/11/18




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