Collection MS 496 - Diaries

Transcript of diary, 1871-1872 Transcript of diary, 1870-1871
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  • 1871 - 1872 (Creation)
  • 1870 - 1871 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm; 49 page digital PDF

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(28 June 1842-10 June 1909)

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Farquhar, a farmer of Maryborough, Queensland, visited New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands and New Hebrides (Vanuatu) in the schooner 'City of Melbourne' in November 1870 to January 1871 to recruit Pacific Islander labourers for himself and other farmers in Maryborough. He made a second voyage to New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and Banks Islands in the schooner Petrel in September 1871-January 1872 as a government agent under the Polynesian Labourers' Act of 1868.

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  • English

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Institution: James Cook University
Address: 1 James Cook Drive, Douglas, Queensland 4811
Country: Australia

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The original diaries were donated to James Cook University Library in 1985. At the time of copying (1969) they were held by Mr C. Farquhar, 58 Mylne Street, Chermside QLD 4032.

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This reel was split into two PDF's for web delivery.

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