The Cotton brothers and their Tasmanian legacy

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    Sydney John Cotton, military officer (1792-1874), Hugh Calveley Cotton, military engineer and surveyor (1798-1881) and Arthur Thomas Cotton, military hydraulic engineer and inventor (1803-1899) were three brothers from a large illustrious English family who spent variable periods of time in Van Diemen's Land during its early turbulent years. This paper will examine in turn the story of the brothers and their contribution to the growth and development of the island colony.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-73
    Number of pages22
    JournalTasmanian Historical Research Association: Papers and Proceedings
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015


    • Cotton brothers
    • Tasmania
    • contribution
    • island colony
    • Sydney John Cotton
    • Hugh Calveley Cotton
    • Arthur Thomas Cotton


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