An Incident at St David's, Hobart in 1862
About ten or so years ago, a friend of mine found some documents during the demolition of an old building associated with St David's Cathedral. They consisted of seven hand-written notes, no two the same size and no two written by the same hand. As quite a lot of the handwriting was difficult to read, my friend invited me to examine them in detail. After a couple of weeks I had managed to deciphered it all. I showed the results to my friend and, as he was satisfied it was done accurately, returned the original notes to him.
The documents related to an incident at St David's in 1862 but exactly how and where they fitted in required more research. As I delved into this matter I felt that the original documents ought to be submitted to the Tasmanian state archives and thought about asking my friend if he would do so. Unfortunately, he died before I could put the suggestion and whether the originals still exist I cannot say. This is only a tiny incident but nevertheless part of the history of St David's and therefore worth preserving.