1836-1979: List of Sir John Bates Thurston Levuka photos and letters held in Canberra

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REEL LIST

PMB 1142

THURSTON, Sir John Bates (1836-1897)

Correspondence with his sister, Eliza Thurston,
and related family papers and photographs, 1843-1937

Reels 1-2.

(Available for access.)

Correspondence and related papers.

 

PMB 1142/
Reel 1

John Thurston (Snr.) to John, his son, with lock of hair and cartoon coat of arms

1843

 

 

J B Thurston, Tavenui, Fiji, to Blake (p/c & Ts. transcript) & cover note to Derek Scarr from J S Nelson (?), Canberra

20 Sep 1871

 

 

Letters from Sir J B Thurston to his sister, Mrs Eliza West Morton, and others:

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton (his sister)

19 Jun 1880

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

12 Aug 1883

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

26 Dec 1883

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

25 Jul 1885

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

7 Aug 1885

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

20 Apr 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

23 Jun 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

25 Jun 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

20 Aug 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

17 Sep 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

28 Sep 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

28 Sep 1886 (bis)

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

15 Oct 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

3 Nov 1886

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

1 Jan 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

28 Apr 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

8 Jun 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

17 Jun 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

11 Jul 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

18 Aug 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

29 Aug 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

29 Sep 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

26 Oct 1887

 

Sir J B Thurston to Horace (his nephew)

15 Apr 1893

 

Sir J B Thurston to Little Mr Basset (his son)

25 Jan 1896

 

Sir J B Thurston to Jack (his son)

27 Apr 1896

 

PMB 1142/
Reel 1

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

20? May ?

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

5 Jun 1896

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

7 Jun 1896

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

19 Jun 1896

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mr Jackson

24 Aug 1896

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

24 Sep 1896

 

Sir J B Thurston to Mrs Eliza West Morton

1 Dec 1896

 

Sir J B Thurston, Sydney, to Eliza

n.d.

 

Letters from Sir J B Thurston to his sister, Emily Burrows:

Sir J B Thurston, Fiji, to Emily, Sydney

21 Jan 1882

Sir J B Thurston, Suva, to Emily

6 Feb 1883

Sir J B Thurston, Suva, to Emily

8 Apr 1883

Sir J B Thurston, Fiji, to Emily

2 Jan 1886

Sir J B Thurston, Sydney, to Emily

16 Feb 1888

Sir J B Thurston, Sydney, to Emily

20 Mar 1896

Sir J B Thurston, Sydney, to Emily

15 Apr 1896

Sir J B Thurston, Sydney, to Emily

23 May 1896

Sir J B Thurston, Sydney, to Emily

8 Jun 1896

Sir J B Thurston, Suva, to Emily

18 Jun 1890

Sir J B Thurston, Suva, to Emily

30 Sep 1896

Sir J B Thurston, Suva, to Emily

28 Oct 1896

Unidentified, Rangoon, to Emily

6 Apr 1897

Sir J B Thurston, Suva, to Emily

12 Feb 1889

Sir J B Thurston to Emily: 3 undated letters and a press cutting, 31 Dec 1889

n.d.

Letters of sympathy on the death of JBT:

Brown Thurston, Portland, USA, to Mrs Thurston

22 Feb 1897

A. Carroll, Anthropological Society of Australasia, Kogarah, NSW, to Lady Thurston

12 Feb 1897

Unsigned letter to Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Colonies, re pension for JBT’s widow and children (Ts., copy)

15 Feb 1897

Biographical notes on Sir J. B. Thurston. Ms., pp. 1-4; and Ms., pp.2, 5, 9 & 10.

n.d.

Letters from H. C. Thurston to his sister, Mrs Emily Burrows:

H. C. Thurston, Auckland, to Emily

7 Sep 1880

H. C. Thurston, Bay of Plenty, to Emily

3 Jun 1885

H. C. Thurston, Bay of Plenty, to Emily

17 Jan 1886

H. C. Thurston, Bay of Plenty, to Emily

25 Jan 1886

H. C. Thurston, Bay of Plenty, to Emily

14 Jul 1886

H. C. Thurston, Bay of Plenty, to Emily

19 Aug 1886

H. C. Thurston, Bay of Plenty, to Emily

21 Oct 1886

H. C. Thurston, Bay of Plenty, to Emily

11 Sep 1887

 

H L James, Secretary, St John’s Sunday School, Mudgee, to Miss Thurston re resolution passed by the teachers expressing their regret at Miss Thurston’s departure from the district.

1 Apr 1868

 

 


 

Further letters received by Emily Burrows:

PMB 1142/
Reel 1

Eliza Thurston, Sydney, to Emily Thurston, her daughter, Penrith, NSW

26 Aug 1872

Eliza Thurston to Emily, her daughter

17 Oct 1872

Eliza Thurston, Sydney, to Emily, her daughter

14 Nov 1872

Eliza Thurston to Emily, her daughter, Penrith, NSW

29 Nov 1872

Eliza Thurston, Sydney, to Emily, her daughter, Penrith, NSW

11 Dec 1872

I. M. Stephens to Miss Thurston

n.d.

Harry Thurston, Mudgee, NSW, to Emily, his sister

28 Jan 1877

Henry Thos Thurston, Levuka, to Emily

13 Feb 1877

Harry Thurston, Braidwood, NSW, to Emily, his sister

10 May 1880

Harry Thurston, Mudgee, NSW, to Emily, his sister, with printed verse, by Wm. H. Ore, in memoriam of Mr H. Thurston

14 Jul 1880

Harry Burrows, Hobart, to Emily

24 Nov 1882

Gracie, Burwood, NSW, to her mother

6 Aug 1886

Gracie, Burwood, NSW, to her mother

2 Sep 1886

Grace E. Burrows, Glenbrook, NSW, to Mrs Burrows (her mother)

17 Sep 1893

F. Burrows, Perth, to Mrs Emilie Burrows, his mother,

1 May 1896

F. Burrows, Perth, to Mrs Emilie Burrows, his mother

26 Jun 1896

F. Burrows, Perth, to Mrs Emilie Burrows, his mother

6 Aug 1986

Frank Burrows, Perth, to Jack and Alec his brothers

n.d.

Annie, Dapto, NSW, to her mother

1897

Edgar Zöllner, Perth, to Emily Burrows, his aunt

3 Oct 1900

Henry Burrows, at sea, to Emily Burrows, his wife

1907

Frank Burrows, Melbourne, to his mother Mrs Emilie Burrows

19 Apr 1907

Wilfred B.? and M.D.? to Mrs Burrows in the same envelope labelled, “testimonials”

7 Jan 1907 &
20 Apr ?

Sundry undated letters to Emily Burrows

Letters from Eliza West Morton, Epping, NSW, to Miss Thurston (Baba) her niece, London

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

26 Jan 1922

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

11 May 1922

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

9 Oct 1922

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

1 Nov 1922

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

15 Feb 1923

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

10 Apr 1923

PMB 1142/
Reel 2

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

17 Jul 1923

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

13 Aug 1923

Eliza West Morton to Miss Thurston

6 Nov 1923

Baba (Miss Thurston), London, to Lizzie (Eliza West Morton), her aunt

27 Jul 1922

Baba (Miss Thurston), London, to Lizzie (Eliza West Morton), her aunt

28 Dec 1922

Letters from Amelia Thurston to Miss Thurston/Mrs Perrins (Baba), her daughter

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba, Belgium

3 May 1903

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba, Belgium

n.d. (5 May 1903?)

PMB 1142/
Reel 2

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba, Belgium

9 May 1903

Amelia Thurston to Baba

18 Jul 1905

Amelia Thurston to Baba

13 Dec 1924

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba (Mrs Perrins), Roseville, NSW

30 Dec 1925

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba

20 May 1926

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba

3 Feb 1927

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba

24 Feb 1927

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba

31 Mar 1927

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba & Will

4 Jun 1927

Amelia Thurston, London, to Baba. Three undated letters.

n.d.

One envelope holding a piece of lace.

Annie L. Davis, Richmond, USA, to Mrs Thurston

24 Feb 1894

Letter to Mrs H. Burrows, Waverley, NSW.

12 Feb 1896

Letters from B. A. d’Este, France, to his nieces and nephews in London:

B. A. d’Este to his nieces and nephews

29 Dec 1903

B. A. d’Este to E E Thurston, his niece

18 Dec 1904

Christmas card from B.A. d’Este to Elizabeth d’Este Thurston

12 Dec 1905

B. A. d’Este to E E Thurston, his niece

24 Dec 1905

B. A. d’Este to E E Thurston, his niece

4 Mar 1914

Invitation to the marriage of Claire Harvey and Capt. Vere Broke Thurston at Fareham, Hantshire, UK

6 Jul 1912

Lucy Thurston, Weymouth, UK, to Thurston girls re font donated to the English Church, Suva, by JBT, together with photograph of the font

1916 & 1924

J.B.H. Thurston: application to the Western Pacific High Commission for an appointment in the New Hebrides, 1922, and related correspondence; together with his birth certificate, 1887, military training and service reports, references and reports of employment as a planter in Malaya and Sumatra.

1922-1929

D. (?), London, to Dolly

11 Jan 1922

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Suva, to Miss A A Thurston, conveying resolution of the Fiji Legislative council on the death of Lady Thurston, and reply.

16 Dec 1929

Janice? Thurston, Pymble, NSW, to Baba (Mrs Perrins)

28 Mar 1937

Miscellaneous papers held with correspondence.

Envelopes separated from letters.

Mysterious sweet smelling powder held with letters.


 

Press cuttings and other printed material.

PMB 1142/
Reel 2

Leaflet: John Morton (Sydney, NSW), Vaccination and its Evil Consequences, London, W Straker [printer]; 4pp.

1876

Press cutting: report on the Mudgee District Horticulture and Poultry Society’s first Exhibition, 4-5 Nov 1880, together with exhibition catalogue with Thurston entries marked, Mudgee Independent.

6 Nov 1880

Press cutting: report of accident to Mrs and J B Thurston, Nasova

n.d.

Album of press cuttings

1886-1895

Press cuttings: various cuttings on the New Hebrides, New Caledonia and the Anglo-German partition of the Western Pacific

1886

Pamphlet: Colonists’ Banquet to Sir J. B. Thurston, KCMG, on his return to the Colony as Governor, Suva, Govt. Printer; 27pp.

1888

Press cutting: report on ther visit by the Governor, JBH, to Sawaieke to open the 13th annual meeting of Chiefs and the speech given by the Governor on that occasion, Fiji Times

9 May 1888

Press cutting: biographical notes on JBT

n.d. (1888)

Off print: Miss Teuira Henry (Honolulu), “The Uni-Ti, a Raiatean Ceremony”, Journal of the Polynesian Siciety; 4pp.

Jun 1893

Off print. J. W. Lindt, “The Fire Ordeal of Beqa, Fiji Islands:, Transactions of the Royal Anthropological Society, 12 pp., illus.

Jun 1894

Press cutting: “Sir John Bates Thurston KCMG Governor of Fiji and High Commisioner of the Western Pacific”, St James’s Budget

19 Oct 1894

Pages from an album of press cuttings

1895-1896

Press cutting: “Fiji and its Governor”, The Sketch

22 May 1895

Press cutting: “With Sir J B Thurston, KCMG”, Commerce

2 Oct 1895

Press cutting: “The Governor of Fiji. A chat with Sir John Bates Thurston”, The Sketch

2 Oct 1895

Press cuttings: reports on the return of JBH to Fiji, Fiji Times

20 Jan 1896

Funeral notice for JBT, Victorian Government Gazette

10 Feb 1897

Press cuttings on the death of J B Thurston

1896-1897


 

PMB 1142/
Reel 2

Catalogue: John Barker & Co., “The Collection of the Late Sir John B. Thurston KCMG … For Sale, July 8 1901”. London, Unwin Bros [printers]; 8pp. (ethnological artefacts)

Jul 1901

Press cutting: A B Paterson, “The New Hebrides. Burns Philp & Co Settlers”, 5 part article, SMH

Jul 1902

Press cutting: “Nauru Island”. Marked, “where Nurse Armstrong is.”

n.d.

Press cuttings:

re King George and the necklace, SMH

2 Jun 1910

re Thurston and the National Portraits Gallery of the Australian Pioneers Club, SMH

31 Aug 1911

re Sir Basil Thompson’s, Diversions of a Prime Minister

n.d.

Press cutting: death of Frank Spence, District Commissioner, Colo North, Fiji, Fiji Times and Herald

7 Dec 1918

Press cutting: “A Fourth of July Adventure in Fiji”, The Graphic

5 Jul 1919

Press cutting: notice of marriage of Dorothy Perrins to J H B Thurston and related reports, Straits Times and others

5 Dec 1939

Press cutting:”A Forgotten Grave”, Fiji Times (?)

n.d.

Miscellaneous undated press cuttings

Papers of the Thurston genealogy and related matters.

Letter from J. Dowland, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, to Mrs Morton, on the translation of the inscription on the chimney piece at Kingston House, Thornbury

Jan 1892

Thurston coat of arms together with copy of letter from JBT to Arthur Jackson, 14 Aug 1896, regarding the arms and his research on them

1896

Genealogical notes, etc (on the Thurstons), including a letter from Percy Wm Thurston, 10 Oct 1913.

n.d.

Plan of Bentley Cottage, Missenden, Buckinghamshire, with press cutting re W T L Bentley

1914

Genealogical papers on the Thurston family, includes two notebooks and a letter from Dolly to Jack, 10 Mar 1940

Further genealogical papers on the Thurston family

n.d.


 

PMB 1142/
Reel 2

Sketch, photographs, illustrations.

Thurston and his family:

Sketch by JBT. Untitled. Shoreline, lagoon, houses.

1857

Photograph. “The Old British Consulate, Fiji. Taken 1865.”

1865

Photograph. “Govt. House, Levuka, after hurricane.”

n.d.

Photograph. Gravestone reading, “Eliza Thurston who died 4 Feb 1873, aged 65.”

n.d.

Photograph. Portrait, “H. Thurston, Photographic Artist, Mudgee.”

n.d.

Photograph. Unidentified portrait of man and woman (possibly H. Thurston).

n.d.

Photograph. Eliza d’Este Thurston, 19 July 1880, 2nd birthday.” F & A Dufty, Photographers, Levuka and Suva.

1880

Photograph. “Baba and Dolly Thurston, Government House, Suva.”

n.d.

Photograph. “Aunt Lizzie (Berry), Baroness d’Este. Photographer, J. Hubert Newman, Sydney

n.d.

Photograph. Group portrait. “Mr Allardyce, Uncle Jack Berry, Mr(?), Basil Thurston. Nucalau? Island.”

n.d.

Etching of “Roslin’s Castled Rock” with verse by Sir Walter Scott, Ms. by JBT.

n.d.

Etching of lady and knight with a “Legendary Fragment”, Ms by JBT.

n.d.

Two photographs in envelope addressed to JBT from JWL (?), Victoria, 1891: (a) “A Reminiscence”, showing JBT, Mrs Thurston, Joske and Brewster at a flag raising ceremony; (b) “Narokorokogaroa.”

n.d.

Photograph. J. B. Thurston. “Copied from one taken in 1887 – for Ethel with love(?) E. W. M.” [Eliza West Morton]. Crown Studios, Sydney.

1887

Photograph. “Sir John Thurston”, with boy on his knee. Press cutting.

n.d.

Photograph. Sir J. B. Thurston. G. Hermus, photographer, Auckland.

n.d.

Photograph. Sir J. B. Thurston and another. G. Hermus, photographer, Auckland.

n.d.

Photograph. J. B. Thurston CMG. Photographer, Freeman, Sydney.

n.d.

Photograph. Sir J. B. Thurston

n.d.

Photograph. Sir John Thurston KCMG etc., Governor of Fiji and HBM High Commisioner for the Western Pacific.

1897

Photograph. JBT.

n.d.

Photograph. Thurston with unidentified Fijian. Public Relations Office, Suva, No. G5288.

n.d.

Photograph. Thurston (at Government House?). Public Relations Office, Suva. No.G5289.

n.d.

Photograph. JBT and party in Fijian canoe (2 prints) from the Central Archives of Fiji with cover note to Deryck Scarr from Ian Diamond, 26 Nov 1969.

n.d.

Cartoon. “Toed out of Tonga; or a rapid exit”. Thurston kicking Baker out of Tonga.

1888

Photograph. Grave of JBT. Marked, “Kind regards from M.L.H. – J.L.K.”

n.d.


 

PMB 1142/
Reel 2

Postcard. “Government House, Suva – Fiji.” (A. M. Brodziak, Suva.) Ella to Eliza West Morton, pointing out that the card shows JBT and his Private Secretary, Mr Gladhill on the steps.

1908

Invitations (3) and visiting card.

n.d.

Photograph. “Holywood Church where Horace and I were Christened”, JBT.

n.d.

Photograph. Kingston House, Gloucestershire.

n.d.

Photograph. Charlie d’Este, 4e chasseurs à cheval

Aug 1914

Photograph. Charlie d’Este (?). “Looks as if everything was all over – and he was going back home”.

Aug 1915

Thurston family photographs – sundry and unidentified.

Thurston photographs of Fiji:

Photograph. “A mountain house”.

1892

Photograph. “Through the mountains”.

1892

Photograph. “Natives of Fiji”.

1893

Photograph. “Presenting permits? to the Lavoa tribes at Nadaru about 1894”.

1894

Photograph. “Government House Drive (Suva), before it was improved. Ocean beyond.”

n.d.

Photograph. “Baka tree, Suva.”

n.d.

Photograph. “Wei tree, Suva.”

1894

Photograph. “Uncle Jack Berry and important tree to Fijians.”

n.d. (1894)

Photograph. “House building, Stva.”

1894

Photoraph. “Mist from Govt. Cottage.”

n.d.

Cakobau and his family:

Photograph. Cakabu (with child)

n.d.

Three photographs of Cakobau and one of Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Cakobau’s eldest son. On one print. CUMAE.

n.d.

Photograph. “Residence of King Cakobau.”

n.d.

Photograph. Ratu Epeli, Cakombau’s eldest son. CUMAE.

1877

Photograph. Adi daughter of Thakombau, wife of Ratu Tevita, Chief of Lakemba, Fiji. Copy negative from letter journals of Capt Charles W. Hope of HMS Brisk, Vol.4, Photos, etc. Turnbull Library, 37916 1/2..

1865-1868

Fiji 1:

Photograph. “Levuka Scenery”. Hope Journals, Turnbull Library

1865-1868

Photograph. “Fiji Dwelling”. Hope Journals, Turnbull Library, 37916 1/2..

1865-1868

Photograph. “Messrs Scott and McEvoy’s plantation, Cicia.” CUMAE.

n.d.

Photograph. “Messrs Kelsall & McEvoys Plantation, Cicia.” CUMAE.

n.d.

Photograph. Messrs Unwin & Newman’s plantation, Raviuni. CUMAE.

n.d.

Photograph. Capt. Barrack’s residence, Dahu. Copy from, Photographic Views of Fiji, Mitchell Library, Q988.8/P.

n.d.


 

PMB 1142/
Reel 2

Fiji 2:

Photograph. “Sharpe & Co’s [plantation], Navua River, Viti Levu.” Dufty Bros, Levuka, Fiji.

n.d.

Photograph. “Maughan’s plantation, Malau.” Dufty Bros, Levuka, Fiji.

n.d.

Photograph. “Waterfall, Sevau.” Dufty Bros, Levuka, Fiji.

n.d.

Photograph. “Nabukalou Creek, Suva.” Dufty Bros, Levuka, Fiji.

n.d.

Photograph. Untitled. Dufty Bros, Levuka, Fiji.

n.d.

Photograph. “Waimanu River, Viti Levu.” Photograph of painting by Miss Gordon Cummings.

n.d.

Fiji 3:

Photograph. “Levuka South from Wesleyan Church. General view.” F. H. Dufty, photographer, Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji.

n.d.

Photograph. “British Consulate Levuka in the old days. My residence for five years and a half.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Native Style of Dwelling-House.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Native Township Savu Savu.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Governor Bay. Levuka South.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Levuka South with Hennings Wharf. General View.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Settlers …(?) work. Just clearing. Beddows Taveuni.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Levuka North.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Residence of native Teachers, Levuka.” F. H. Dufty.

n.d.

Photograph. “Fiji Levuka. General view from Wesleyan Mission.”

n.d.

Photograph. “Fiji Ovalau Island.”

n.d.

Fiji 4. Album of Views of the Fiji Islands, South Pacific, published by John William Waters, Walu Bay, Suva. 13 prints, Ms. annotated.

n.d.

Fiji 5.

Photograph. Goodgenough’s cabin, when engaged to Nellie.

n.d.

Bua Provincial Council.

1928

Fiji 6. Unidentified and sundry photographs.

 

 

 

 

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