Brisbane River and Moreton Bay: Thomas Welsby

Blair, Ruth (2010) Brisbane River and Moreton Bay: Thomas Welsby. Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes, 2009-2010 .

Author Blair, Ruth
Title Brisbane River and Moreton Bay: Thomas Welsby
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2010-10-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 2009-2010
Total pages 3
Editor Peter Spearritt
Marion Stell
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 420200 Literature Studies
Original Creative Work - Other
Formatted abstract
Writer Thomas Welsby fell in love with Moreton Bay from his first sighting of it at age nineteen. Thus began, too, his love of the water, of sailing and of fishing and from that time according to Andrew Thomson the editor of his Collected Works,

until his death at the age of eighty-three […] he sailed over the Bay, walked its islands and shores, talked to its people, and constantly, by assiduous reading and book collecting, added to his knowledge of the Bay and its environs, and everything associated with it.

Welsby was born at Ipswich in 1858, one year before Queensland became a state and a mere 35 years after the first sighting of the Brisbane River by Europeans. ‘[The] history of the State in which I was born,’ he wrote, ‘is almost sacred to me. Not so much that I am obsessed with it. I want to be reliable in that which I set down.’ His principal works from 1905-37 provide a cultural representation of place and contribute to the imagining of Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River...
Keyword Fishing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Date created: 6 October, 2010.

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