A page from the Pettigrew diaries

Pettigrew Diaries

William Pettigrew (1825-1906) was a sawmiller, politician and diarist. Born near Ayr, Scotland, he emigrated to Australia in 1848, arriving in Moreton Bay in 1849. From 1849 to 1899 he kept diaries which provide a fascinating insight into life in colonial Queensland. The diaries are now in the care of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland – if you would like to view the originals or reproduce any images of the diaries, please contact us at info@queenslandhistory.org.au.

This page is updated regularly as we continue to add the diaries to it.

 

1849-50

1851

1852

1862

1863

1864

1865

1866

1867

1869

1870

1871

1872

1873

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1881