Deposit P85 - Telfer’s journal

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Telfer’s journal


  • 1840 - 1903 (Creation)

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(1841 – c. 1903)

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William Telfer, the younger, was born at Calala (West Tamworth) in July 1841. He was the son of William Telfer, the first Australian Agricultural Company employee to be stationed at Warrah in 1833, and who was employed as a shepherd then first manager of "Warrah", under Commissioner Parry. William Telfer, the senior, had arrived from England in 1825 on the “Brothers”. William Telfer, the younger, is attributed to a journal, published in 1980 as The Wallabadah Manuscript, describing life at Tamworth and the surrounding country which relate to the period from the 1840s to the years after Federation.

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This is a copy of the original journal held by the Archives of the University of New England. It is attributed to William Telfer the younger describing life at Tamworth and surrounding districts. The journal was published in 1980 as the Wallabadah Manuscript: the early history of the Northern Districts of New South Wales. The author who compiled the introduction and notes is Roger Milliss.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Before any publication of any part of this document can be made permission must be obtained from the University of New England.

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University of New England Archives: A147/ V213

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Entered from deposit description on 3 July 2012




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