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Life in the colony as an immigrant : extract from letter
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Creator : Boyce, Benjamin
Source : D 4308/1(L)
Date of creation : 1842
Format : Letter
Dimensions : 251 x 170 mm (image)
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Extract from a letter dated 22 July 1842 by Benjamin Boyce to his parents in Lincolnshire, detailing his trip to Australia and his experiences in jumping ship upon landing at Port Adelaide.

The sketch of Port Adelaide, looking across the harbour compliments the extract. The artist Kelly, has included are a number of moored vessels to wards buildings in the background and there are two men net fishing from a small rowboat in the foreground. Dr Kelly emigrated to South Australia aboard the Baboo in 1840. He began a medical practice at Port Adelaide, and was appointed assistant surgeon at Adelaide Hospital in 1841. Dr Kelly bought land at Morphett Vale in 1842, naming the property 'Trinity', and began planting vines in 1845. In 1854, he married Annie Worthington (1826-1912). He was also an accomplished artist.
Related names :

Boyce, Benjamin

Kelly, Alex C., 1811-1877, artist

Coverage year : 1842
Period : 1836-1851
Place : South Australia
Region : Adelaide city,Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Couper-Smartt, John. Port Adelaide: tales from a "commodious harbour" Port Adelaide: Friends of the South Australian Maritime Museum, 2003

Morrison, W. Frederic. The Aldine history of South Australia, illustrated .... Sydney; Adelaide: The Aldine Publishing Company, 1890 volume 2, p. 720 Thomas Cruickshank

Internet links :

A rich tapestry -
South Australian communities: Search Community voices

SA Memory, Foundation Documents : Dr. Alexander Kelly



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