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Charles James Tyers, Schoolmaster RN 1828-1839 By Donald Gunn
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Charles James Tyers was born in London in 1806. He is best known as a surveyor and admnistrator in Victoria, Australia during the 1840s. Lake Tyers in Victoria is named after him. This booklet... More > details his prior service in the Royal Navy. It corrects an error in the Australian Dictionary of Biography where he is described as a Captain, RN. In fact, he was a Schoolmaster. Illustrations include a number of his watercolours of Men-o'-War, Turkey, India and North America, together with two of his charts.< Less
Charles James Tyers, Sketchbook 1834-1838 By Donald Gunn
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Charles James Tyers recorded much of what he saw while a schoolmaster in HMS Melville, mostly between 1834 and 1838 in Indian waters, West Indies and Canada. The sketchbook of his watercolours has... More > been in descendants' hands since and has only now become available for viewing.< Less
Arthur Gilbert Gunn 1878-1933 By Donald Gunn
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Arthur Gilbert Gunn was not famous, but he was my grandfather. This booklet records the data I have about him. It is primarily designed for his descendants and other relatives in the belief that if... More > not recorded now, it never will be.< Less
Charles James Tyers, Colonial Surveyor, 1839-1843 By Donald Gunn
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C.J.Tyers joined the Surveyor General's Department in the Colony of New South Wales in 1839 after eleven years in the Royal Navy. He spent four years as a surveyor in the Port Phillip District... More > before being appointed as the Commissioner of Crown Lands in the new District of Gippsland. This booklet details his appointment, revisits his expedition to determine the boundary between NSW and South Australia and gives some insight into his close relationship with the Kennedy family which resulted in Edmund Kennedy accompanying Tyers on a 1200 km journey by bullock dray from Sydney to Portland. Tyers' journal of this expedition is transcribed, together with extracts from letters to the Kennedy family. The text of Governor Gipps' document commissioning him as a Commissioner of Crown Lands is reproduced.< Less
Charles James Tyers, Life before the Navy 1806-1828 By Donald Gunn
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Charles James Tyers was a 19th century surveyor, explorer and administrator in the State of Victoria, Australia. His life as an administrator is well documented, but little is available of his early... More > life. This booklet is written to fill that gap. It tells of his parents, siblings and schooling at Christ’s Church Bluecoat School, and explores the mystery surrounding the origins of his close friendship with Edmund Kennedy of Jackey Jackey fame who perished on Cape York in 1849.< Less
Charles James Tyers Personal Correspondence 1837-1852 By Donald Gunn
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This book contains transcriptions of correspondence between C.J.Tyers, the explorer Edmund Kennedy and his family, and Captain Owen Stanley, RN. The letters particularly relate to Kennedy's fatal... More > expedition to Australia's Cape York as well as to how Kennedy came to join the NSW Colonial Service as an Assistant Surveyor.< Less
Scotland and Beyond: The Families of Donald Gunn (Tormsdale) and John Gunn (Dalnaha, Strathmore and Braehour) By Donald Gunn & Alastair Gunn
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This book examines two linked Caithness Gunn families over many generations in places such as Scotland, Canada, Jamaica and Australia. It has many family trees, photographs and original documents... More > including details of trips to Canada in the 1840s and Australia in the 1850s. Many letters from the mid 1800s are included. The book has many biographies including the Hon. Donald Gunn of Canada, William Gunn of Waranga Park, Sir John Gunn of Tormsdale and the Hon. John Alexander Gunn of New South Wales ('anthrax' Gunn). This book contains much original information showing how Gunns integrated into new lands. This work has taken many years and builds on documents held within the family and much detailed genealogical research. Two versions are available; a paperback black and white version and a deluxe hardback version with some colour photographs. The information and images are the same in both texts.< Less
Scotland and Beyond; The Families of Donald Gunn (Tormsdale) and John Gunn (Dalnaha, Strathmore and Braehour) By Donald Gunn & Alastair Gunn
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This book examines two linked Caithness Gunn families over many generations in places such as Scotland, Canada, Jamaica and Australia. It has many family trees, photographs and original documents... More > including details of trips to Canada in the 1840s and Australia in the 1850s. Many letters from the mid 1800s are included. The book has many biographies including the Hon. Donald Gunn of Canada, William Gunn of Waranga Park, Sir John Gunn of Tormsdale and the Hon. John Alexander Gunn of New South Wales ('anthrax' Gunn). This book contains much original information showing how Gunns integrated into new lands. This work has taken many years and builds on documents held within the family and much detailed genealogical research. Two versions are available; a paperback black and white version and this deluxe hardback version with some colour photographs. The information and images are the same in both texts.< Less