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Theophilus Jones: Tasmania Through Anglo-Indian Eyes in the 1880s and 1890s

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Haygarth, N, Theophilus Jones: Tasmania Through Anglo-Indian Eyes in the 1880s and 1890s, Papers and proceedings (Launceston Historical Society), 23 pp. 51-74. ISSN 1034-1625 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

Abstract

How to foster immigration and tourism was vigorously debated in Tasmania during the 1880s. One debater was Theophilus Jones, a British-born, former Bombay harbour pilot who had left India for Tasmania in the hope of ‘bettering himself’. From 1883 to 1885 wrote a 97-part series of colonial sketches under the banner ‘Through Tasmania’. Jones’ insights into Tasmania still resonate today. These and his colourful adventures on the road, however, hid a desperate struggle to provide for his large family.

Item Details

Item Type:Non 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:Haygarth, N (Dr Nic Haygarth)
ID Code:77527
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2012-04-26
Last Modified:2012-04-26
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