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No 18 October 1976

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James Bonwick
III. A Checklist of His Articles and Contributions

In a previous issue of this Journal (No. 11, April 1973) I described some of Bonwick's unlisted publications; here I list details of articles which appeared in serials, encyclopaedias and the like. What follows is a chronological list of articles by Bonwick which I have been able to discover from a fairly exhaustive search, but as Bonwick was such an extensive writer I make no claim to it being complete.
Where applicable I have shown Pescott's number as given in his James Bonwick … with a bibliography of his writings (Melbourne, 1939), or Ferguson's number of some volumes listed by him. I have indicated those items which I have not seen myself.
  • “Religion”. Youth's Magazine, or Evangelical Miscellany, c. 183? P 1. Not seen.
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  • “Temperance”. The Teetotaller, c. 1840. Not seen.
  • “A Sketch of the Mines”. B. Ross, Digging's Directory (Melbourne, 1853), pp. 10–12. F 7609.
  • “Temperance Abroad”. Alliance Weekly News, a weekly journal of moral and social reform, c. 1860. P 42. Not seen. A series of twenty letters, later published as a pamphlet.
  • “Temperance Ramblings in the Colonies”. The Weekly Record of the Temperance Movement, vi. (1860). P 43. Not seen.
  • “The Enemy of the Australian and Tasmanian Aborigines”. Scottish Review, (October 1860), pp. 380–93.
  • “The Early Social State of New South Wales”. Meliora, iii (1861), pp. 253–64.
  • “Religious Sketches Abroad”. Christian News, c. 1861–2. P 47. Not seen.
  • “Temperance in Germany”. Temperance Advocate, c. 1861. Not seen.
  • “Anecdote of Fletcher of Madeley”. Sunday at Home, viii (1861), 349.
  • “The Early Social State of Van Diemen's Land”. Meliora, iv (1862), pp. 160–73.
  • Social State of the Early Victorian Diggings&. Meliora, v (1862), pp. 63–82.
  • “Temperance in Holland“. Alliance News, c. 1862. Not seen.
  • “Rambles of an Australian School Inspector”. Leisure Hour, xii (1863), pp. 638–40; 646–8; 669–70; 681–3; 697–9; 713–15; 731–3; 751–2. P 48. The articles were later published as the first section of Rides Out and About (London, 1878), (F7222).
  • “The Volcanic Rocks of Rome and Victoria compared”. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vi (1865–6), pp. 149–65.
  • “On the Origin of the Tasmanians, Geologically Considered”. Report of the Thirty-ninth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (London, 1869), pp. 129–30. P 59 (faulty description).
  • “On the Origin of the Tasmanians Geologically Considered”. Journal of the Ethnological Society of London, ii new series (1869–70), pp. 121–31.
  • “Cotton in India”. Cotton Supply Reporter, c. 1871–2. P 64 (faulty description). Not seen.
  • “Introduction on the Geographical Distribution of Languages, chiefly from Dr Latham”. A. Hall (ed.), The Treasury of Languages (London, Hall and Co., 1873), pp. i–iv. P 69; F 7240.
  • “The Mineral Resources of Australia”. Iron, ii (1873), pp. 516, 548, 611–12; iii (1874), pp. 4, 101, 163, 514, 612; iv (1874), pp. 67–8, 98–9, 258–9, 546–7; v (1875), pp. 226–7, 387–8.
  • A series of 14 numbered items.
  • “The Stony Rises of Australia”. The Argonaut (January, 1874), pp. 48–51.
  • “Russian Boys”. The Argonaut (February, 1874), pp. 74–9.
  • “A Ramble about Honolulu”. H. W. Bates (ed.), Illustrated Travels (London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1874), vol. V, pp. 275–9.
  • “Stranded in the Hellespont”. H. W. Bates (ed.), op. cit., vol. V, pp. 40–7.
  • “Iron in Tasmania”. Iron, iii (1874), pp. 67–8.
  • “Tasmanian Tin”. Iron, iii (1874), p. 227.
  • “The Sioux Indian Boy”. The Argonaut (March, 1874), pp. 109–13.
  • “Northern Coal-fields of Tasmania”. Iron, iii (1874), pp. 291–2.
  • “Southern Coal-fields of Tasmania”. Iron, iii (1874), pp. 421–2.
  • “The Ashanti Boy”. The Argonaut, (July, 1874), pp. 242–5.
  • “The Victorian Aborigines”. H. W. Bates (ed.), op. cit., vol. VI, pp. 151–5.
  • “The Dreamy Mineralogist of South Australia”. Iron, vii (1876), p. 258.
  • “The Victorian Iron Mine”. Iron, vi (1876), p. 546.
  • “Climate and Health in Australasia”. The Colonies and India (11 January 1879–17 January 1880), pp. 19–20; 31–2; 49–50; 77; 116–17; 132; 155–6; 187–8; 203–4; 227–8; 259–60; 337; 355–6; 407; 443–4; 492; 559–60; 586; 602; 657; 688–9; 700–1; 18–19; 32–3.
  • A series of 24 numbered articles.
  • “The Squatting Laws of Australia”. The Colonies and India (1 January–26 March 1881), pp. 9–10; 25–6; 41–2; 55; 71; 111; 149; 159; 182; 198; 206–7.
  • A series of 11 articles.
  • “Our Colonies: New South Wales”. The Pictorial World, iv (1884), pp. 180–2; 204–6.
  • “Fate of Captain Cook”. The Athenaeum (1884), p. 213.
  • “Queensland”. Encyclopaedia Britannica (Edinburgh, 9th ed., 1886), vol. XX, pp. 171–4.
  • “The Australian Natives”. Journal of the Anthropological Institute, xvi (1886), pp. 201–10. P 97.
  • [“Temperance Reminiscences”.] British and Colonial Temperance Congress, London … 1886. (London, 1886), pp. 70–1.
  • “South Australia.” Encyclopaedia Britannica (Edinburgh, 9th ed., 1887), vol. XXII, pp. 283–6.
  • “The Hundred Years' History of New South Wales”. The Australian Handbook … for 1888 (London, Gordon and Gotch, 1888), pp. 131–70.
  • “Tasmania”. Encyclopaedia Britannica (Edinburgh, 9th ed., 1888), vol. XXIII pp. 72–5.
  • “Western Australia”. Encyclopaedia Britannica (Edinburgh, 9th ed., 1888), vol. XXIV, pp. 507–9.
  • “Early Struggles of Trade in Australia”. The Australian Handbook … 1889 (London, Gordon and Gotch, 1889), pp. 137–81.
  • “Government Orders and Proclamations in New South Wales against Strong Drink, 1791–1845”. J. W. Meaden (ed.), Temperance in Australia (Melbourne, Temperance Book Depot and Victorian Alliance, 1889), pp. 32–6.
  • F10808a.
  • “Early Struggles of Trade and of the Press in New Zealand”. The Australian Handbook … for 1891 (London, Gordon and Gotch, 1891), pp. 129–59.
  • P 100; F 7263 (incomplete details).
  • “New South Wales”. Chambers' Encyclopaedia (London, new [4th] ed., 1891), vol. VII, pp. 470–2.
  • “South Australia”. Chambers' Encyclopaedia (London, new [4th] ed., 1892), vol. IX, pp. 588–90.
  • “Western Australia”. Chambers' Encyclopaedia (London, new [4th] ed., 1892), vol. X, pp. 612–13.
  • “The Writing of Colonial History”. Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, XXVI (1894–5), pp. 270–2.
  • “A Senate for the Empire”. Westminster Review, cxliv (1895), pp. 622–3.
  • “Progress of the British Colonies of Australasia during the Sixty Years of Her Majesty's Reign”. Journal of the Society of Arts, xlv (1897), pp. 390–8.
  • P 103.
  • “The Lost Tasmanian Race”. W. Sheowring (ed.), Australasia (London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1900), pp. 233–43.
  • P 106; F 6191.
  • “New South Wales”. W. Sheowring (ed.), op. cit., pp. 39–53.
  • P 105; F 6191.

I. Towards A Bibliography — Addendum

The following previously unlisted items have been located:
  • The Brabourne Collection of Sir Joseph Banks' Letters, purchased by Sir Saul Samuel, for the New South Government Digest of Contents, (London, 1884). 15 pp.
  • Archives Authority N.S.W. (Colonial Secretary, Letters received, special bundle 4/871.3).
  • The signature J. B. appears in print at the foot of p. 15. After the papers arrived in Sydney late in 1884 they were again read through and an anonymous Brabourne Papers … A pamphlet containing a summary of the contents of these important papers (Sydney, Government Printer, 1886) (F 7340) was published. An article by R. F. Doust, “James Bonwick, Archivist of New South Wales”, Archives and Manuscripts, 3 (1969), pp. 9–15, gives full details of Bonwick's work on these papers, and drew my attention to this item.
  • William Buckley, the Wild White Man, and his Port Phillip Black Friends. (Melbourne, Geo. Nichols, 1857). 100 pp.
  • Mr Ian F. McLaren.
  • Apparently a second printing of the 1856 issue (P 27; F 7205), the date appearing on the cover title.
Guy Featherstone