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The Ferrar Diaries: William Moore Ferrar and his Books

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Adkins, KE, The Ferrar Diaries: William Moore Ferrar and his Books, Script & Print, 34, (4) pp. 197-215. ISSN 1834-9013 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

William Moore Ferrar was born in Dublin in 1823. He emigrated in 1841 and settled at Plassy, on the outskirts of Ross, in the Tasmanian midlands, where he farmed and in addition was author to a number of published and unpublished literary works. Recently, his descendants made available his diaries and farm journals, commencing in 1840 with his youth and departure from Ireland, through to 1897. These, though incomplete in span, record his life and farming practices in Tasmania, books he owned or read, often including his reactions, and some of his original poetry and prose writing. This article examines the books he owned, borrowed or read, but also reveals fresh evidence surrounding his published works.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Author:Adkins, KE (Dr Keith Adkins)
ID Code:71796
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2011-08-08
Last Modified:2012-06-15
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