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Martin Coombs - The Memoirs of George Dewes 1826-1861, 2005

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Martin Coombs - The Memoirs of George Dewes 1826-1861, 2005

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MLMSS 7591

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9yM6DpE9

Martin Coombs - The Memoirs of George Dewes 1826-1861, 2005

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Martin Coombs - The Memoirs of George Dewes 1826-1861, 2005

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Martin Coombs - The Memoirs of George Dewes 1826-1861, 2005

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Written ca. 1896, transcribed and edited 2005

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MLMSS 7591

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9yM6DpE9
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1 folder - 0.02 Meters

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Memoirs of George Dewes written in his late 60s and early 70s and transcribed and edited by his great grandson Martin Coombs. They include accounts of his childhood and youth in Leicestershire, voyage to Sydney, sheep shearing at Yass and working on cattle and sheep stations at Gundagai, whaling in the South Pacific on the American whaler George Ch...

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Martin Coombs - The Memoirs of George Dewes 1826-1861, 2005

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Presented by Canon Martin Coombs, August 2005

Administrative / Biographical history

George Dewes was born in the village of Blackfordby, Leicestershire in 1826 or 1827 and emigrated to Australia in 1848. During an adventurous life he was a whaler in the South Pacific and a gold prospector in California and Victoria. He died in 1906.

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MLMSS 7591

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9yM6DpE9

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