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Captian William WOOD

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Re: Captian William WOOD

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wood, Leake
Hi. I'm a postal history dealer in Melbourne. I have a lengthy letter dated 15/9/1858 from Wm Wood to prominent settler John Leake at Campbell Town. The information on your thread confirmed what I needed to know, that Wood lived at Snake Banks. If you're interested, our auction description (for May 2013) is "1858 entire letter signed "WWood" to Campbell Town with 'TASMANIA' 6d dull lilac tied by manuscript cross-hatching & an inked thumbprint!, a little soiled. Rated RRRR. [The writer, Captain William Wood, arrived in Tasmania in 1829, taking up property at Snake Banks (later Powranna). He named his property "Hawkridge", later changing it to "Woodleigh". Wood was instrumental in establishing a Volunteer Rifle Corps in the Colony. He tells John Leake "...You seem to disapprove of rifle corps but are much mistaken as to the drilling it requires...to most young men an agreeable pastime far beyond cricket..." and, intriguingly, "I have had a row with every Governor..."]
Thanks for your help. Gary Watson, Prestige Philately
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