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Dawson Scrapbooks

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Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 1/7

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*Try a search for these key words; bagpipes, vineyard, language, masons, murderous…

If you try searching some items, for example; bee or emu… it can be more difficult so we will at times add some points of interest for each volume. In volume 1 on Page 10 you can discover an article on Ligurian Bees, on Page 27 & 28 you can discover information about local Aboriginal Language, including the word ’emu’, that Isabella Dawson collected.

Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 2/7

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*Try a search for these key words; sheep, jury, wool, farm…

In volume 2 on Pages 4-7  you can discover information about Aboriginal mounds documented by James Dawson, including sketches.

Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 3/7

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Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 4/7

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Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 5/7

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Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 6/7

Page 13 “Large Bones Found”
Page 27 “Whisky”
Page 39 “The Camperdown Museum” & “A Plea”
Page 54 “The Trees Lament”

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Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 7/7

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