|This letter was sent to the Mitchell Library 8 August 1928|
Dear Sir –
On behalf of my brother, Alderman
Edwin John Calf of 131 Joseph St., Lidcombe,
I am pleased to present to the Mitchell
Library a small record of the Calf Family –
The special interest in the record is that it
is a fine specimen of pen and ink work
made by a convict well know in the early days
as 'Frank the Poet' – I believe his name was
MacNamara, –who was transported for forgery –
My grandfather, John Calf was one of the
pioneers of the Swan River, Western Australia.
My father John Calf was a sailor (born 1816).
He visited Australia three times, first in 1837.
He finally came to N.S.W. in 1851, lived in Sydney
a few months, then went to the diggings, and
settled at Windeyer, near Mudgee. He died in
Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, in 1891.
F C Calf