Peter Kent papers
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.'
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.
Out of copyright.