Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A letter to The Governor around 1809

My great,great,great,great grandfather who came to Australia as a free settler under the stewardship of Sir Joseph Banks on the ship Barwell in 1798,he was granted land at Baulkam Hills north west of Sydney town. This letter was written by him to Governor Bligh in 1809 and is an exercise in grovelling.The original is held in the Bligh Papers in the Mitchell Library in Sydney.