By Merryll Hope

Published 2010
ISBN 978-0-646-53360-5

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It is important for any city to know its roots, and the story of the Hassall and Marsden families is one that is worthy of being recorded. Although much has been written about the families' connections with other parts of the colony... Merryll felt that little had been written about their connection with Bathurst and O'Connell. Her research has given rise to a definitive history of the Hassalls and Marsdens in our area. Her enquiring mind led to some discoveries which clarify, support and link existing research, while also providing fresh information.... and her artwork is an added treasure. The publication of this history is timely, as 2010 heralds the 175th anniversary of the dedication by the Rev Samuel Marsden of Holy Trinity Church in the early Bathurst Parish.
Leone Steele, Bathurst & District Branch of National Trust of Australia (NSW)

The paperback contains extracts from colonial correspondence, personal letters, newspapers, land titles, sketches and photos which refer to clergymen such as Thomas Hassall and his son James Samuel, his sons-in-law William Walker and Walter Lawry, his descendant George Spencer Oakes, plus three Samuel Marsdens and their clerical service, families and pastoral interests.

Please contact

M. Hope
59 Gilmour St
Kelso  NSW  2795
Tel:  02 6331 9425


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