SLNSW-Sword said to have belonged to Gregory Blaxland-93QV6Ew1
Sword said to have belonged to Gregory Blaxland
Full title: Sword said to have belonged to Gregory Blaxland
Date: ca. 1800.
Call Numbers: LR 81
Record Identifier: 93QV6Ew1
Formats: Pictures, Objects
Contents: Objects - Overall length 84 cm; blade 70.7 cm; shoulder width 2.8 cm tapering to point - 1 steel sword with ribbed wooden grip(?) and steel(?) guard and backpiece. Blade is embossed with geometric designs, the same on both sides. A maker's mark? is visible, but too damaged to read, on shoulder of blade 2.5 cm from top.
This sword was presented to the Library by a descendant of Gregory Blaxland. The donor's father, Arthur John Trevellyn Hays (known as Jack), had custody of the sword, and always referred to it as the Blaxland sword. It passed to him through his grand-mother, Jane Hays (nee Blaxland), who was a daughter of Gregory Blaxland and who lived with Jack Hays parent's property after she was widowed.
The surveyor's compass, presented to the Library in 1997, came from the same family line, but was held by the donor's uncle, Norman Hays
The sword does appear to date from the late eighteenth - early nineteenth century
Digital order no:Album ID : 932057