Envelope Front - Mr Robert Panton to Mr John Gill, Mont Estate, Toowoomba, Queensland, circa 1860s Document Reg. No: HT 5821

Front of an envelope addressed to Mr John Gill, Toowoomba. Robert Panton was the son of a Scottish shepherd, and worked as an agricultural labourer in Berwickshire. He married Christina Douglas in 1839, and in 1851-1852 the family made arrangements to emigrate to Port Phillip through the British Colonial Land and Emigration Office. The family was struck by tragedy shortly after arriving, Christina and two of their children, David and John, died within three months of their arrival.

The Mort Estate is Toowoomba's oldest subdivision. It was established in 1862 when Thomas Sutcliffe Mort offered it for sale in 100 allotments.
Front section of an envelope.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, correspondence, immigration policies, british immigration, immigration selection
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: handwritten: Mr Robert Panton/Mr John Gill/Campble Street/Morte Estate/Toowoomba/Brisbane. Queensland
stamp text: PRESTON [in round stamp]
DEFICIENT POSTAGE 6d/FINE________6d [stamped over address.
Issued To: Robert Panton, Australia, circa 1860s
Addressed To: John Gill, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, circa 1860s

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