Directory of Public Institutions – Van Diemen’s Land – 1831

VAN DIEMEN’S LAND COMPANY
Governor, John Pearse, Esq. M. P.
Deputy Governor, John Cripps, Esq. M. P.
(Establishment at Circular Head, Bass’s Straits.)
Principal Agent, E. Curr, Esq.
Agriculturist, George Robson, Esq.
Chief Surveyor and Architect, Mr. H. Hillier.
At Hobart Town, Managing Agent, John Kerr, Esq.
At Launceston, Agent, —
Treasurer and Solicitor, George Cartwright, Esq.

From 200 to 250 Prisoners of the Crown, and about 200 Free Mechanics and others, with their families, amounting in all to a Population of from 400 to 500.

EDINBURGH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY
Manager at Leith, Robert Brown, Esq.
Agent at Hobart Town, Charles M’Lachlan, Esq.
Agent at Sydney, John Ingles, Esq.

MECHANICS’ INSTITUTION
Patron, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor.
President, His Honor Chief Justice Pedder.

Vice Presidents.
Burnett, J. Esq.
Gellibrand, W. Esq.
Hamilton, W. H. Esq.
Mulgrave, P. A. Esq.
Ross, J. Esq. LL.D.
Scott, J. Esq.
Stephen, A. Esq.
Turnbull, A. Esq. M.D.

Committee.
Addison, Mr. J. E.
Brown, Mr. J. A.
Burn, Mr. W. C.
Clark, Mr. J.
Corbett, Mr. J.
Cummings, Mr. A.
Ford, Mr. W.
Giblin Mr. T.
Jeffrey, Mr. J.
M‘Intyre, Mr. P.
Schultze, Mr. F.
Stodart, Mr. R.
Stokell, Mr. G.
Stone, Mr. T.
Thomson, Mr. J.
Thomson, Mr. H.
Thomson, Mr. John
Underwood, Mr. J. C.
Woolley, Mr. J. W.
Young, Thomas, Esq.

Treasurer, Jocelyn Thomas, Esq.
Trustee, J. Kerr, Esq.
Auditors, R. W. Giblin, Esq., J. Hackett, Esq. Neill, R. Esq.
Collector, Mr. A Gellie.
Honorary Secretary, J. Wood, Esq.

ST. ANDREW’S CLUB
President, J. Scott, Esq.
Vice President, Samuel Hood, Esq. M. D.
Treasurer, C. M’Lachlan, Esq.
Secretary, J. A. Eddie, Esq.

DERWENT WHALING CLUB
Directors,—J. Kelly, Esq., W. Wilson, Esq., and W. A. Bethune, Esq.

A handsome prize is given to the first Person who gives information of a Whale being in the River. The Profits of this Club are divided into seven Shares, five are shared by the Members, one to Charitable Purposes, and one to the Native Youth who displays the greatest expertness as Headsman.

NEW TOWN RACE COURSE
Treasurer, T. Y. Lowes, Esq.

In consequence of the distance of the Ross Course and the want of accommodation for the Public, it was found advisable to form Annual Races in March on the New Town Race Course.

For this purpose a Subscription has been set on foot, and received the support of all the Patrons of the Turf.

The capacious Course which has been been purchased by Subscription is of the very best kind, and the situation is particularly favorable for the Inhabitants of Hobart Town.

CORNWALL RACE COURSE
Races Commence on the second Tuesday in March.

Committee of Management, Thomas Dutton, Esq., Thomas Landale, Esq., Alexander Paterson, Esq., James Rankin, Esq., and John W. Gleadow, Esq.
Secretary, Alexander Paterson, Esq.
Treasurer, James Rankin, Esq.
Clerk of the Course, Alexander Waddle, Esq.

HOBART TOWN BOOK SOCIETY
Reading Rooms at Mr. J. P. Deane’s, Elizabeth street.

Committee of Management, J. Burnett, Esq., G. W. T. B. Boyes, Esq., Captain Boyd, G. Frankland, Esq. J. Hone, Esq., P. A. Mulgrave, Esq., Rev. J. Norman, W. Sorell, Esq., A. Stephen, Esq., and Dr. Turnbull.
Auditors, W. H. Hamilton, Esq., and A. F. Kemp, Esq.
Librarian, J. Ross, Esq.
Treasurer, J. H. Moore, Esq.
Secretary, A. Crombie, Esq.

WESLEYAN LIBRARY
Treasurer, Mr. Esh Lovell.
Secretary, Mr. T. J. Crouch.

To this Library there is a Juvenile Branch for Youths of both Sexes. — London Periodicals are regularly received.

HOBART TOWN CIRCULATING LIBRARY
Proprietor, Mr. J. P. Deane.

The Library consists of 2300 Volumes.

VAN DIEMEN’S LAND JOURNALS
The Colonial Times, published on Fridays.
The Tasmanian, published on Fridays.
The Hobart Town Courier, published on Saturdays.
The Launceston Advertiser, published on Mondays.

Source: The Van Diemen’s Land Almanack 1831; Hobart Town; Edited and Printed by Henry Melville, Colonial Times Newspaper Office

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