The Diary of the Reverend Robert Knopwood 1803-1838. First Chaplain of Van Diemen's Land.

By: KNOPWOOD, Rev. Robert. (Edited by Mary Nicholls.)

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4to. 738pp. Black cloth with dustwrapper (spine sunned, extremities a little rubbed - as usual - now in protective sleeve). Edges yellowed, ownr's (unsophisticated) bookplate on front endpaper. A good to very good clean copy. ISBN 0909479003 ***Only 750 copies were printed (not stated). 'Bobby' Knopwood was with the party led by David Collins which was sent to found a colony on Bass Strait. After an abortive attempt to settle at present-day Sorrento in Port Phillip Bay, Collins moved his party the Derwent River and founded Hobart Town in 1804. Knopwood was the new colony's chaplain (serving also as a magistrate) and he remained in Van Diemen's Land until his death in 1838. Amongst his affects that were sold at this time was his manuscript diary in six volumes: five were purchased by George Stokell and these eventually found their way into the Mitchell Library (these five comprise the text of this publication). The other volume - covering the years 1808-13 - was apparently bought by T.G. Gregson, but its whereabouts are now unknown.

Title: The Diary of the Reverend Robert Knopwood 1803-1838. First Chaplain of Van Diemen's Land.

Author Name: KNOPWOOD, Rev. Robert. (Edited by Mary Nicholls.)

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: 1977

Seller ID: 31006

Keywords: anglican church church of england diaries history religion tasmania Van Diemen's Land,