Colonialism and its Aftermath

Morris Miller Library

Sarah Mitchell Diaries

Sarah Mitchell's diaries and scrapbooks provide a window into everyday life in Tasmania over an unusually wide timespan. Sarah started recording her activities sat age 13 around 1866 and continued until 1946. Her collections in the Royal Society of Tasmania’s archives are described as an" interesting but haphazard collection of news clippings, photos and family letters. She kept very detailed notes, which include her account of a trip to England in 1900-1901.

These materials could provide a unique view of Tasmanian life through this period.