Captain John Finnis - Narrative and Letters compiled by HJ Finnis
|The following unpublished typewritten document was written by Harold Jack Finnis (1889-1980), the eldest grandchild of Captain John Finnis (1802-1873), to enable the other Finnis grandchildren to know something of their Grandfather. It consists of a number of John Finnis' letters plus a narrative to give cohesion to the story they unfold, and includes information not available from HJ Finnis' many publications. As the document contains material related to the early Colony of South Australia and the establishment of Mount Barker and region, it could also be useful to those interested in the early history of South Australia|
Index - Pages in Document
The document consists of the following subject matter: | Introduction - pages 1 & 2 | Parentage - page 3 | Matrimony - pages 3 & 4 | Extract from Letter re Mr Hook - page 5 | Seaman - pages 6 & 7 | Whaling - Pages 8 to 11 | Ship Owner - Pages 12 to 14 | Overlander - pages 15 & 16 | The Journey - pages 16 to 21 | Price of Beef - pages 21 to 26 | Disposal of the Stock - pages 27 to 32 | Station at Mount Barker - pages 33 & 34 | Stock Salesman - Pages 35 to 37 | The Aborigines - Pages 38 to 41 | The First Special Survey - pages 42 & 43 | Agreement to Divide - pages 44 & 45 | The Deed of Partition - Pages 45 & 46 | Meeting at Mount Barker - page 46 | Ballot for Township Allotments - pages 46 & 47 | Legal Proceedings - Pages 47 to 51 | Resale of Mount Barker Survey - Pages 51 to 63 | Mount Dispersion - pages 64 & 65 | Partnership Difficulties - pages 66 & 67 | Legal Proceedings - pages 67 to 70 | New Zealand - pages 71 & 72 | Witness on Ports and Pilotage - pages 73 to 77 | The Great Eastern Road - pages 78 to 81 | Land Transfer - pages 82 & 83 | The Man - Pages 84 & 85 | Dates and Places - pages 86 to 93 |.
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