Peter Kent papers


Accession number
Author / Creator
Letters, photographs and a leather satchel belonging to Peter Kent. These items were left in possession of Frederick and Edith Mills of Longreach who might have been Kent's employers.
Scope and content

The collection contains eleven letters from Kent's relatives and and friends, photographs of Kent's relatives in Norway, Germany, New York and South America, several postcards, greeting cards, a Queensland Government Savings Bank passbook and a leather satchel marked 'P. Kent.'

System of arrangement
Arranged into 4 series.
1 packet of photographs and papers, 1 satchel
Additional format
Digital copies available for selected items
Administrative / Biographical history

Peter Kent went under an assumed name, while living in Queensland; he was baptised Christian Matthias Matiasen Altschwager in 1841 in Norway. The oldest of 5 children born to Johannes Peter Matthias Altschwager and Christine Eeg: Carl Gustav (1843-1897); Sophia Cathinca (1845-1928); Wilhelm Adolph Pederson (1846-) and Julius August Pederson (1848-). Kent [aka Altschwager] is known to have worked on several properties in Queensland as a shearer, in Muttaburra and Blackall, his last known employment was with the Longreach Shire Council as a caretaker, he died in Longreach in 1919 age 79.

Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use without permission. Please attribute the State Library of Queensland.
Preferred citation
29868, Peter Kent Papers, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.