Formal announcement by Alexander Macleay, Colonial Secretary, Sydney, N.S.W., permitting James Backhouse and George Washington Walker of the Society of Friends to give moral and religious instruction to the prisoners in the gaols.
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Became a member of the Society of Friends in 1827 and came to Australia as a missionary in 1831. After working in Australia, Mauritius and South Africa, he settled in Hobart, 1840, where he was active in charitable causes and a member of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225762627 ...
James Backhouse (1794-1869) was an English Quaker missionary who travelled in Australia with George Washington Walker (1800-1859) between 1832 and 1838. From the description of Correspondence and accounts [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225810010 ...