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Webster, Alexander George (1830 - 1914)


Chapman, GPR, Webster, Alexander George (1830 - 1914), Australian Dictionary of Biography, G Serle and R Ward (ed), Melbourne, 6, pp. 374-375 (1976) [Entry]

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Alexander George Webster (1830-1914), merchant, was born on 3 December 1830 in London. He spent two years at Cape of Good Hope with his mother and sister before they sailed to Sydney in the Roxburgh Castle; they arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1840. Educated at the Melville Street school in Hobart Town and at a private boarding-school at Kempton, he was also a pupil of the artist Thomas Evans Chapman. Later, as an amateur he exhibited both water-colours and pencil drawings of the Tasmanian landscape.

Item Details

Item Type:Entry
Keywords:history, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Chapman, GPR (Associate Professor Peter Chapman)
ID Code:130206
Year Published:1976
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-01-16
Last Modified:2019-01-17

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